Recorded seven tackles, including 1.0 tackles for a loss of one yard and made an interception in win at Oregon State ... Made nine stops (eight solo), including 1.0 TFL for a two-yard loss and also forced a fumble vs. Stanford ... Seven tackles in win at California ... Team-high ten tackles, including 2.0 TFL for a loss of four yards and recovered a fumble in victory at USC ... Also caught an interception for five yards against the Trojans ... Had six solo tackles and 1.0 TFL for a loss of two yards in win at Arizona State ... Recorded a career-high and game-high ten stops and forced one fumble and also recovered a fumble in victory vs. Washington... Also had 1.0 sacks for a five yard loss and made 2.5 tackles for a six-yard loss and one pass breakup against the Huskies.
Made seven tackles in win against Washington State ... Consecutive game with an interception for 16 yard return and also had nine tackles, including 1.0 for a two-yard loss in victory over Arizona ... Made three tackles, including 1.0 for a one-yard loss and had an interception for 41 yards in win vs. Tennessee Tech ... Registered one pass breakup and two QB hurries to go with five tackles, including 1.5 tackles for a five yard loss in victory over Fresno State ... Made two solo stops in win vs. Arkansas State.
Oregon's eighth-leading tackler ranked fourth among linebackers with 46 stops ... Rose Bowl Defensive Player of the Game with one interception and five tackles, including career-highs of 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss of eight yards ... Two tackles for loss (5 yards) among five total stops in Oregon's win over UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship Game ... Recorded first career interception in win vs. Oregon State ... Made six tackles vs. USC ... Both tackles in win at Stanford were solo stops ... First career sack for a loss of six yards among his three solo tackles in win at Colorado ... Also had three tackles in win vs. Cal ... Career-high nine tackles, including eight of the solo variety in win at Arizona ... Seven tackles, 0.5 for a two-yard loss, in win vs. Missouri State ... Registered four tackles and a QB hurry while seeing first action of the season in win over Nevada ... Posted the top mark among linebackers and third-best overall with a 380-pound bench press during winter testing ... Helped the Oregon Green team post a shutout with four tackles (three solo) in the Spring Game.
Spent the season rehabilitating from a knee injury suffered during the spring.
Oregon's primary reserve at middle linebacker ... Appeared in the final 12 games, accumulating 13 of his 16 tackles unassisted ... Included was one TFL vs. Oregon State and credited with a personal-best four tackles at Washington ... One of Oregon's top special teams players also forced one fumble ... Played 10 or more snaps in nine appearances, including a personal-best 27 in the Rose Bowl.
Redshirt season ... Named scout team player of the week (special teams) for his work leading up to win at Arizona State.
Led the De Anza League and Central Coast Section in tackles his senior year with 150 stops (81 unassisted), ranking 32nd in the state with a 12.5 avg. ... Tallied double figures in tackles in 10 of 12 games, including single-game best 17 vs. Palma ... Also finished third on the team in quarterback sacks (27) in addition to leading the Wildcats in receiving (35 catches, 559 yards) and ranking as school's third-leading scorer (42 points) ... Attracting a ranking of 38th in the country at linebacker by SuperPrep.com, the PrepStar all-West Region choice also was named to Scout.com's California Top 100 (83rd) ... Also named to the all-Northern California first-team defense by GoldenStatePreps.com ... The third-team all-state defender (calhisports.com) helped lead Central Coast's sixth-ranked team to the league title (10-1-1) in 2007, with its lone loss his final year coming against Gilroy (40-34) in the sectional semifinals.
Born Kristian Alonso in Newton, Mass. Parents: Carlos and Monica Alonso. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Los Gatos (Butch Cattolico) 2008. Major: Undeclared.
- Alonso spent Monday in San Diego with representatives of the Chargers and has four other visits lined up. Alonso is an instinctive, tenacious defender with a unique blend of size and athleticism. He's also shown an ability to play well in big games, not the least of which was Oregon's Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin to end the 2011-12 season. In that contest, Alonso had five tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception of quarterback Russell Wilson to win MVP honors of the Rose Bowl.
In 2012, Alonso was especially effective against rival Oregon State (seven tackles, a tackle for loss, interception), Stanford (nine tackles, a tackle for loss, forced fumble), USC (10 tackles, two for loss, fumble recovery, interception) and six tackles, including two for loss, in Oregon's Fiesta Bowl victory over Kansas State. While scouts love his production (81 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, two forced and recovered fumbles last season), Alonso does come with significant red flags. Before the wrist injury, Alonso missed the entire 2010 season with a torn ACL and was twice arrested on alcohol-related offenses (2010, 2011) while in Eugene. If teams are convinced that Alonso has matured and is healthy, the versatile linebacker could warrant consideration as early as the second round. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
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