2014 Border Classic – Team Michigan
6′ 1″ 180 lbs
High School: Birmingham Brother Rice
High School Coach: Al Fracassa / Dave Sofran
Jason’s parents are Arlene and Ken Alessi. He has two older brothers, Joey (21) and Matthew (23).
Jason started playing football in fifth grade for the St. Regis Raiders. He was the varsity quarterback as a seventh grader and as an eighth grader, he helped lead them to a CYO championship.
He played football as a freshman at Brother Rice but decided not to play his sophomore year “because I lost the passion for it” but the team needed a kicker mid-way though the season and he came out. Starting that year, Brother Rice went on to win three straight state championships. Jason played safety as a junior and went on to be First Team All State. As a senior, Jason was selected to the All State Dream Team.
During his four years at Brother Rice, Jason played three varsity sports and earned nine varsity letters, four in lacrosse, three in football, and two in basketball. He was selected to the All State team in lacrosse as a sophomore, junior, and senior and was named to the All America Lacrosse Team. On the basketball court, he was selected to the All Catholic team as a junior.
Jason said, “I owe so much to so many people. First, I thank the legendary coach, Al Fracassa, and the rest of the Brother Rice coaching staff for everything they have done for me.” He thanked Coach MacLean, Coach Gorman and the rest of the St. Regis football staff for being the first ones to expose him to the great game of football. Last but not least, he thanked “my family, especially my parents, because none of this would have been possible without them.”
All Catholic League, 2012 & 2013
All State 1st Team, Detroit Free Press, 2012
All Oakland County, 2013
All Area, 2012 & 2013
All Metro, 2013
All State Dream Team, Detroit Free Press &
Detroit News, 2013
Male Athlete of the Year,
Detroit Athletic Club, 2014