Football 101
#46 Alex Gakenheimer
Position: Kicker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Charlotte Country Day

North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association all-state and all-conference choice ... All-Charlotte public and private schools second-team pick ... Greater Charlotte Kicker Finalist in 2011 and ’12 ... hit 7-of-9 field goals with a long of 34 as a senior ... good on 45-of-48 extra points and registered 47 touchbacks on 66 kickoffs in final season ... 30-yard field goal at the end gave CCD a 31-28 win over rival Charlotte Catholic.

Born on Feb. 3, 1995 ... son of Scott and Amy Gakenheimer has two sisters ... mother played field hockey at the University of Virginia ... once lived in Hawaii ... lead singer and guitarist for a band while in high school and is interested in joining a capella group at Dartmouth ... high school teammate of Big Green punter Ben Kepley ... planning on majoring in engineering.

“He’s a longer, taller kicker. He reminds me of Nick Lowery in terms of his height. He also has kickoff capabilities and gets good height on the ball. We need to be more consistent so to have a little bit of competition will be helpful for everyone.”