|No. 48 Baltimore Ravens|
|Tight End / Defensive end|
|Date of birth:November 15, 1988|
|Place of birth: Gibbstown, New Jersey|
|High School: Paulsboro (Paulsboro, New Jersey)|
|Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)||Weight: 267 lb (121 kg)|
|Undrafted in 2011|
|Debuted in 2011 for the New England Patriots|
|Roster status: Practice Squad|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2011|
Alexander Allen Silvestro (born November 15, 1988) is an American football tight end for the Baltimore Ravens currently on the practice squad. As a defensive end, he was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Rutgers. On February 4, 2012, he was called up to replace Tiquan Underwood on the active roster of the New England Patriots, one day before Super Bowl XLVI. In November 2012, he was signed by the Baltimore Ravens to the practice squad.
Prior to Rutgers, Silvestro played for Paulsboro High School in Paulsboro, New Jersey. When he was a freshman, current Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman was a senior. The two still keep in touch when they visit home on breaks.
In the 2012 OTAs and minicamp, Silvestro was forced into duty at tight end due to a shortage at that position of the roster.
- ↑ Wilson, Aaron (November 7, 2012). "Ravens sign tight end Alex Silvestro to practice squad, cut Dennis Dixon". The Baltimore Sun. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-source-ravens-met-with-tight-end-alex-silvestro-20121106,0,7759501.story. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
- ↑ Chappelear, Scott (February 2, 2012). "Paulsboro High School product Alex Silvestro helping Patriots prepare for Super Bowl". Gloucester County Times. Frank Gargano. http://www.nj.com/gloucester-sports/index.ssf/2012/02/paulsboro_high_school_product_1.html. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Chappelear, Scott (February 5, 2012). "Dream comes true for Silvestro". Gloucester County Times. Frank Gargano. http://www.nj.com/gloucester-sports/index.ssf/2012/02/dream_comes_true_for_silvestro.html. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
- ↑ Reiss, Mike. "Leftovers from Bill Belichick - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston". Espn.go.com. http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4723809/leftovers-from-bill-belichick-7. Retrieved 2012-06-23.