Diamond In The Rough: Alec Falk

Alec Falk is a class of 2022 Offensive Tackle for Palmer Ridge High School in Monument, Colorado. At 6’5 276 lbs., Alec has the perfect build to protect the quarterback from anywhere on the line of scrimmage. Falk has a universal build that allows him to play any position on the offensive line, but his versatility isn’t the only thing defensive coordinators have to worry about. His ability to climb to the next level and block up field is his specialty. Linebackers always have to watch out for Falk pulling around the edge; if they don’t, they are going to be on the ground as he had 34 pancakes in 7 games. Even at such a young age, Alec has a great understanding of the game and in the classroom posting a 3.4 GPA. Look out for Alec Falk to be a key part in his team’s success this season.

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Why did you choose to play football and when did you start? I chose to play football because I grew up all around it, from my dad playing and watching it my whole life. I started in 6th grade and have been playing ever since.

What life skills has football taught you over time? Football has taught me how to put in hard work and to be determined, as well as the importance of teamwork and leadership.

Where do you prefer the Defensive lineman to line up on you? Why? I prefer them to line in a 5 technique when I’m at tackle, because it’s easy to get my hands on them.

As an Offensive Lineman, what’s your favorite play? Any play where I get to pull around and hit linebackers.

Favorite part about playing on the offensive line? Just dominating defensive lines with my brothers.

What current or past player, do you think your game mirrors the most? Ben Garland.

Does your jersey number hold any significance to you? My dad was number 68 in college so that’s where I get my number.

I see you can be lined up as a tight End as well, have you caught a pass? I started as a blocking tight end for my two first years of high school, and then I was moved to the offensive line my junior year.

Have you always played right tackle, or have you moved around? I played as a guard in my sophomore year, and then I played tackle my junior year.

What’s your favorite spot to line up on defense? I like to play off the edge in a 5 technique, my favorite move was a stiff arm.

How has discus and shot put made you a better football player? For discus, you have to focus on all the little things and pay attention to detail, so your throw won’t be altered. I transition this to Football every play.

Outside of sports, do you have any hobbies you like to do? I like to play video games a lot and to hang with my teammates.

What your favorite pre-game song to listen to? I usually put on a playlist before games.

In your opinion, what is the best aspect of your game? I’m pretty smart when it comes to being on the offensive line, I can learn my responsibilities fast, and help my teammates if they are confused.

How do you think Covid-19 impacted your junior season? It definitely shortened it, there were a lot of restrictions on things we could do.

Do you have any goals for your senior year? One of my goals is to have more pancakes tan last year (34) and to get to state.

At the end of the day, who is someone you look up to? I would have to say my dad, he worked hard and got into Air Force.

Describe a time where you were going through adversity, how did you get through it? In our state game, we were down by a lot and I just tried to keep the offensive line positive.

Finally, what are colleges going to get out of you? Colleges are going to get a smart and hardworking guy that will play anywhere they need me.