Tulsa -- A returning squad member . . . has played in six career games since transferring from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M at mid-semester 2006 . . . 2007 -- Played in four games . . . made the move from linebacker to defensive end in 2007 spring drills . . . 2006 -- Played in two games . . . saw action against Stephen F. Austin and North Texas . . . Overall -- A physical and intelligent player . . . moved back to linebacker in the spring of 2008 . . . will provide depth at linebacker.
Junior College -- Played one season at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M . . . was a starter at linebacker in his only season at NEO . . . earned honorable mention All-America honors . . . junior college coach was Rob Green.
High School -- Was a four-year letterwinner in high school, while helping his prep teams post a four-year mark of 47-5 record . . . played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Sallisaw High School, and his final two years at Booker T. Washington High School . . . was credited with 159 tackles and seven blocked punts his senior season . . . was named the 5A-3 Linebacker of the Year.
Personal -- Favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys . . . his favorite NFL player is Hall of Famer Barry Sanders . . . his favorite professional athlete is Terrell Owens . . . his favorite TV shows are "Martin" and "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" . . . the word he uses to best describe himself is "determined" . . . his favorite NFL player while he was growing up was Emmitt Smith . . . parents are Ervin and Tammy McAlester . . . has seven siblings . . . majoring in management information systems . . . full name is Jephthah Konane McAlester.
McAlester's Career Statistics Defense G UT AT Tot Loss Sack FR FF PBU Int 2006 (So) 2 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 2007 (Jr) 4 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 Totals 6 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0
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