More than 200 student-athletes achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher during fall 2012 semester
A solid reserve defensive back, Kostas enters his second fall season with the Bears ... Had 4 tackles, including a pair of solo tackles, in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13).
2012: Went through spring drills in 2012 and landed a spot on the MSU scout team ... Did not play in any games in 2012 ... Earned MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2012.
High School: Was a three-sport standout at Warrensburg (Mo.) High where he was a three-year starter at safety and wide receiver for Coach Scott Grinde (2010) and Wiley Meade (2007-09) ... Was part of a 6-4 conference championship run as a senior in which he earned All-West Central Conference honors at WR and DB ... Had 32 receptions for 474 yards and 5 touchdowns in 2010 along with 42 tackles ... Was also part of the KMZU Dream Team and landed a spot in the Lions Club All-Star Game ... Was all-conference as a junior DB after recording 4 interceptions and 49 tackles to go along with 34 receptions for 508 yards and 5 TDs ... Tallied 16 catches for 160 yards as a sophomore with 15 tackles and a pair of picks on the defensive side ... Also played varsity basketball and baseball.
Personal: Alex Elias Kostas was born 3/9/93 in Warrensburg, Mo. ... Son of Leo Kostas and Rita Schaefer ... Has two sisters, Erica and Andrea ... Majoring in Finance.