InstantScouting Elite Class Interview Questions- Alex Conley, LT/OL, Duquesne University

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February 10, 2019

Conley, a two-time All-NEC selection, helped the Dukes tally at least 200 yards on the ground or the air in nine contests this season. In three years as a starter, he helped pave the way for Hines to post 20 100-yard rushing performances. In addition, Duquesne led the NEC in rushing in two of the last three years.

2017 ALL-NEC FIRST TEAM

As a Redshirt Junior (2017)

  • Started all 11 games at left tackle for the second consecutive season
  • Helped the DU offense pace the NEC and rank 24th in the country in scoring (32.2 ppg.) 
  • Helped offense lead the NEC and rank 21st in FCS in rushing offense (198.5 ypg.) 
  • DU ranked 10th nationally for tackles for loss allowed (4.36 tpg.) and 28th in sacks allowed (1.00)
  • Helped pave the way for A.J. Hines’ six 100-yard rushing performances
  • Helped provide protection for QB Tommy Stuart who was named NEC Offensive Player of the Year after setting new school records for completion pct. (66.7) and total touchdowns (32) 

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2016)

  • Started all 11 games at left tackle
  • Helped the offense average 429 yards per game, including 168.5 on the ground
  • Helped clear the way for A.J. Hines’ seven 100-yard rushing games
  • Part of a unit that surrendered 18 sacks on the season
  • DU ranked 24th nationally in tackles for loss allowed

As a Redshirt Freshman (2015)

  • Played in 10 contests as a reserve offensive lineman
  • Helped the Dukes lead the NEC in rushing offense at 174.2 yards per game
  • Member of an offensive line that allowed just 16 sacks over the course of 12 games
  • Helped the Red and Blue average 419 yards and 30.7 points per game

What is your name?

Alex Conley

What college do you attend?

Duquesne University

What is your Height/Weight?

6’4 305lbs

What is your position?

LT/OL

Where are you from?

Akron Ohio

What legacy do you want to leave when you are done playing college football?

Just leave the ideals of a team/position that likes to work hard day in and day out towards a championship.

What are you looking to get out of your collegiate football experience?

To be a winner, develop lasting relationships, and continue my football career.

Who is the best player you competed against in college?

Avery Moss and Derek Rivers from Youngstown State.

What separates you from other players at your position?

I see myself as a technician who analyzes defenses intently and I always pride myself on being a hard worker.

List 3 things you feel you need in order to be successful in football?

Dedication, hunger, and selflessness.

Which pro football player would you compare yourself to? And why?

I’d compare myself to David Bakhtiari for the Packers. He is a physical run blocker who at the same time has the feet and patience to make him a great pass blocker.

What is your biggest strength?

My technique and vision.

What do you feel you need to improve in the most?

Working against second level in the open field.

Outside of football, what has been your most memorable college experience?

Overall college has been a great time, just creating a bunch of fun times with my friends and family.

If you can play alongside any athlete in the NFL, past or present, who would it be and why?

Definitely Joe Thomas, because he was the best OL to ever play.

Who is your biggest inspiration? And why?

My father, he is the one who got me into sports and was always my coach, he paved the way for what I am today.

What is your definition of success?

The ability to go day in and day out with the same level of effort and ability to help you win.

What interesting fact would you want the world to know about you?

I have a wicked hitch-hiker’s thumb.