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#56 Alex Balducci
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 297
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Portland, Ore.
High School: Central Catholic HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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Season Stats Career Stats

2015 Had his best game of the season in his 20th consecutive start at Colorado, recording five tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss ... Was productive vs. Utah, finishing with a trio of tackles for his second straight game. . . Equalled his career high with five stops at Michigan State, which he initially set in last year's National Championship Game . . . Totals also included 0.5 TFL for a 1-yard loss . . . Had a strong start against Georgia State, leading the team with three tackles at the end of the first quarter.

2014 — The Ducks’ stalwart in the middle of the defensive line loomed as one of only six defenders to open all 15 games . . . Numbers didn’t paint an accurate depiction of his contributions as the defensive line’s fourth-leading tackler added a collegiate-best five stops in the national championship tilt against Ohio State . . . Added a trio of tackles for loss – including two takedowns behind the line of scrimmage in the season opener against South Dakota – in addition to recovering fumbles at California and vs. the Buckeyes . . . His 621 snaps ranked second among Oregon’s defensive linemen, including 92 plays in the regular-season meeting with Arizona.

2013 — Team’s fifth-leading tackler among interior linemen and second-best off the bench . . . Saw action in all 13 games, recording 10 of his 18 stops unassisted  . . . Posted a personal-best three takedowns at Arizona (all unassisted) and Virginia (two solo), in addition to a pair of unassisted tackles vs. Oregon State . . . Also credited with fumble recoveries in wins at Charlottesville and over California . . . Broke up one pass against Utah . . . Experienced his most extensive play of the year on the road, taking part in 33 snaps at Arizona and 31 at Virginia . . . Accumulated one solo stop among his four tackles in the 2014 Spring Game.

2012 — Appeared in the final four games of the season when health of his teammates negated the luxury of a redshirt year . . .  Included was a starting nod vs. Stanford … Made first collegiate tackle in victory at Oregon State … Debuted in team’s 10th game of the season at California . . . Credited with two solo tackles in Spring Game, including one tackle for loss.

BEFORE OREGON — Played three seasons where he was named first-team all-state as both a defensive lineman and an offensive lineman and was named the Mt. Hood Conference and Class 6A Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 . . . Selected to the U.S. Army All-American game, where he had two quarterback hurries and two tackles ... As a senior, tallied 68 tackles, including 40 solo stops, had seven sacks, deflected one pass, and forced two fumbles, while recovering one fumble . . . Rams finished 10-3 and advanced to the semifinals of the OSAA Class 6A playoffs his final season.

PERSONAL — Parents: Ralph and Kathy Balducci. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): Central Catholic (Steve Pyne), 2012. Major: General Social Science.

Tackles: 5, 4 times
Sacks: 1.0, at Colorado, 10/3/15 (1-0); South Dakota, 08/30/14 (1-0); at Colorado, 10/03/15 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 2.0, South Dakota, 08/30/14 (2-0)
Fumbles recovered: 1, 4 times
Pass breakups: 1, Utah, 11/16/13