Chase Alford, younger brother of Georgia Tech LB, carries on family tradition (UPDATED)

2013 LB Chase Alford with his older brother, Georgia Tech LB Corey Alford

2013 LB Chase Alford with his older brother, Georgia Tech LB Corey Alford

Heritage linebacker Chase Alford is on track to maintain his family’s amazing legacy in both athletics and academics.

Alford, the youngest of three siblings, is one of the state’s top college football prospects for 2013 and will be featured in Heritage’s game against Rockdale County at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The game will be televised live on WSB-TV’s digital channel 2.2 and on wsbtv.com, while the replay will be shown on regular WSB-TV Channel 2 at 1:08 a.m. on Friday night. (Here’s the direct website link)

Back to the Alford family:

  • Corey Alford, 20, plays for Georgia Tech’s football team on special teams and at linebacker.
  • Callie Alford, 18, signed a softball scholarship with Georgia State. She just started her freshman year after earning All-State honors in softball the past four years at Heritage High School.

Perhaps the most impressive feat is that both Corey and Callie graduated from Heritage with never making below an A in a class. Chase, 16, is carrying on the family tradition there, too, maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA a month into his junior year of high school.

What about Chase in football? “He’s a stud,” Heritage coach Chad Frazier said. “He simply makes play after play. Chase is better than Corey was at the same age, and Corey was a really good football player for us.”

The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Alford is the leading tackler for Heritage (3-0), including 12 in last week’s game. He is waiting for his first college offer, but has generated serious interest from many SEC and ACC schools.

Callie Alford is a freshman softball player at Georgia State (Special)

Callie Alford is a freshman softball player at Georgia State (Special)

“I really like Auburn a lot; I’ve been there a few times and I will probably go to a game or two there this fall,” Alford said. “I like FSU. I’ve been to Georgia Tech a lot, with my brother playing there and everything.”

What about playing at Georgia Tech with his brother? “I haven’t thought about that much because he’d be a senior when I’m a freshman in college. But playing with him or against him at another ACC school would be pretty crazy. That would be awesome.”

And what about continuing the family’s streak for all-A report cards? “Blame my brother for that,” Chase said with a laugh. “He sort of set the standard for the rest of us.”

UPDATE: Alford was the star of Heritage’s 41-0 win over Rockdale County. He had a caused fumble that he recovered, and intercepted a pass. He also lined up a tight end and caught a touchdown pass.

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16 comments Add your comment

Worm

September 15th, 2011
3:03 pm

The sister looks like the better “player”.

GT Insider

September 15th, 2011
3:15 pm

Ole’ girl is fine!

1eyedJack

September 15th, 2011
3:25 pm

Sis got all the “looks” genes. Them other two look rough.

1eyedJack

September 15th, 2011
3:26 pm

Hey Carvell, is that a clip-on you’re wearing?

JM

September 15th, 2011
3:30 pm

I’d love to see Chase at GT.

Chokin' Grantham

September 15th, 2011
3:37 pm

Play for me kid n u ain’t gotta worry about “makin’ As nomore”. Struggle with ur SATs, get arrested, dancing like Michael Jackson after every play, do somethin to show us ur dawg material!

Delbert D.

September 15th, 2011
3:48 pm

1eyedJack – I think that’s the way it’s supposed to be.

5150 UOAD

September 15th, 2011
6:24 pm

Academics matter? I thought we were in the SOUTH?

Harvey D. Pooka

September 15th, 2011
6:38 pm

Certainly, the parents must be very proud; and deserve to be congratulated and commended for their guidance along the way. GT is fortunate to have Corey. GSU, my alma mater, is blessed to have Callie enrolled. (To top it off, she is dang CUTE too!) Hope she is not majoring in journalism – please, foreign colors should not be messing up that hair.)

SwaggedOutShawtay

September 15th, 2011
9:25 pm

Damn lil shawty lookin str8 fiiiiine woodnt mind meatn ms calle sumtime!! :-)

Son of Tech

September 15th, 2011
9:36 pm

Carvell, you should take the picture of the younger sister down. She is clearly a very classy young woman and doesnt deserve to be ogled in the way that is apparently happening. As for the posters making the comments, please show some respect. Its the right thing to do.

Tech Til I Die

September 15th, 2011
10:10 pm

I Know the family very well and I can tell you the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree athletically and academically. Great Kid, Great Motor, Very Humble young man, but on the football field, he will knock your head off.

Long line of Tech grads in his family. I hope he chooses to play for the Yellow Jackets, but if not, he will make some coach a very happy man one day soon.

GO JACKETS, BEAT KANSAS ON SATURDAY!!!!!

NC Dawg

September 15th, 2011
10:22 pm

@Son of Tech is your typical Georgia Tech nerd. Got his engineering degree, lives in his parents’ basement, plays Dungeon & Dragons online at night and on the weekends, and FREAKS OUT whenever he sees a PICTURE of a pretty girl. Get a life nerd.

Tech-ed

September 16th, 2011
3:59 am

@SON OF TECH IS A MUTT DISGUISING AS A GEORGIA TECH FAN. YOU ARE NOT ONE OF US SON. COME PLAY IN THE FLATS CHASE!!!

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