Each week during the college football season we will feature a player who is an officer for an Uplifting Athletes Chapter for our Beyond the Trophy series.
Name: Alex Snyder
College: Lehigh University
Height, weight, class, position: 6-5, 240 pounds, junior, tight end
High School: Lambert High School in Cumming, Georgia
About Alex: The native of Georgia was a three-sport athlete in high school, he also played basketball and baseball, before arriving at Lehigh in 2018. Alex has appeared in all 22 games his first two seasons with the Mountain Hawks, including 11 starts as a sophomore in 2019 and 13 total starts at tight end. Last season he finished fourth on the team in receptions and yards, with eight of his 23 catches a year ago covering 20 or more yards. Alex participated in the inaugural Lehigh Chapter Lift For Life in 2019 before volunteering to step into a leadership role serving the Rare Disease Community. He attended the 2020 Uplifting Athletes Leadership Development Conference and is part of a strong leadership team for the Lehigh Chapter.
What is your most memorable experience as a college football player?
SNYDER: I made a one-handed snag during my first game as a starter.
What drove you to get involved with Uplifting Athletes?
SNYDER: The amazing opportunity to make a huge difference for those in need of help and support fighting rare diseases.
What have you learned from your experience with Uplifting Athletes?
SNYDER: That so many people don’t have a voice to make a difference. I’ve learned that I am blessed with an amazing platform to help those in need.
What advice would you share with someone in high school looking to play college football?
SNYDER: Ask the seniors who played their last game what regrets they have. Then don’t make the same mistakes they made.
Who is your favorite NFL player and why?
SNYDER: Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. He’s a baller and I’m also a tight end.
If you could have lunch with any one person (dead or alive), who would you choose and why?
SNYDER: Bill Gates to learn more about exactly what it takes to be successful.
ALEX ON THE HOT SEAT
What is your perfect pizza?
SNYDER: Cheese stuffed crust meat lovers
All time favorite movie?
SNYDER: The Dark Knight
What is your go-to fast food restaurant?
Favorite sports team (any sport)?
SNYDER: Atlanta Braves
What is the most used app on your phone?