University of Miami Athletics

Elijah Alston


Defensive End




256 lbs.


Redshirt Senior


Chesapeake, Va.

High School

Oscar Smith

Previous School


Elijah Alston - Football - University of Miami Athletics

Before Miami: Spent previous five seasons (2019-2023) at Marshall…Finished Thundering Herd career with 108 total tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks…Added one interception, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…Enjoyed dominant final season at Marshall in 2023, totaling 45 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and six sacks…Selected to All-Sun Belt Conference Third Team following final season at Marshall…Redshirted 2019 season and played in only four games during 2020 season.

High School: Played both defensive end and defensive tackle at Oscar Smith…Three-star prospect according to 247Sports Composite Rankings…Rated among top 50 players in state of Virginia and top 150 defensive tackles nationwide in 247Sports Composite Rankings.