Alston Orji - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#53 Alston Orji


Class Senior
Height 6'2"
Weight 236
Hometown Rockwall, Texas
High School Rockwall

Student-Athlete Features
The Hustler — ‘Instant chemistry’: The Orji brothers bond on the field is rooted in family and perspective

As a Junior (2020)
• Played in seven games and started two, at No. 10/11 Texas A&M and versus No. 20/17 LSU
• 16 tackles and one quarterback pressure
• Season-high four tackles twice, versus No. 20/17 LSU and at Missouri
• Three stops at the Aggies

As a Sophomore (2019)
• Four games played, against Purdue, Ole Miss, Missouri and South Carolina
• Two tackles

As a Freshman (2018)
• 11 games played
• One of 12 true freshmen to see action
• Four tackles (two solo)

The Alston Orji File
• Prepped at Rockwall (Texas)
• Four-star prospect by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports
• Texas’ ninth-best recruit by Rivals
• Varsity letters in football, basketball and track
• Senior team captain
• 87 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, forced four fumbles and five passes defended as a senior
• Led team to three bi-district championships (2015-17)
• 2017 all-region
• 2016 all-region
• Born in Dallas
• Full name is Alston Chizoba Orji
• Son of Mariam and Willy Orji
• Mother is a surgeon
• Father is a computer engineer
• Two younger brothers, Anfernee and Alex
• Anfernee plays football at Vanderbilt
• Honor roll student
• Active with Rockwall community improvement and strategic planning committees
• Nigerian American
• Majoring in American studies

Career Highs
Tackles: 4, twice, last at Missouri, 11/28/2020