#18

Alexis Serna

Weight:

170 lbs

Height:

5' 7"

Position:

Kicker

College:

Oregon State

Birthdate:

Feb 8th, 1985

Career Years:

4

Team:

Alumni

Highlights

2009

Alexis' 2nd season in the CFL was a successful one for the 24 year old from California.  Serna led the Bombers in points with 161, and finished in 4th in field goal kicking making 81.6% of his attempts.  He made 40 of 49 field goals and did not miss a convert in 2009. in week 13 he was selected as the Special Teams Player of the Week.

2008

Serna’s first season in Winnipeg resulted in him being the team’s leading scorer, with 159 total points. He dressed for all 18 regular season games and the East semi-final. Serna finished the campaign successfully kicking 34 of 51 field goals, or 66.7 per cent. He also did not miss a convert, kicking 40 of them. His kickoff average of 58.8 yards ranked him seventh in the CFL. Serna also did the punting for the Blue Bombers, and ended the season having punted 124 times for 5,215 yards and a 42.1 average. Four of his punts yielded singles. Serna was the CFL special teams player of the week in the regular season finale against Hamilton, when he successfully kicked four field goals in four tries, including a 51-yarder.

College

Winner of the Lou Groza award (2005) as the best placekicker in U.S. college football, Serna was the kicker for all four years at Oregon State (2004-2007) and a punter as a senior. He finished his collegiate career as the all-time scoring leader in Beavers history (384 points). As a senior, Serna converted on 18 of 27 field goals, including a long of 52 yards. He punted 81 times for 2,866 yards (avg. 35.4), including a long of 53 and 19 times got inside the 20-yard-line. As a junior in 2006, he recorded four field goals of 50-plus yards. Among them: a 58-yard blast against California. In his sophomore year, in addition to winning the Lou Groza award, Serna also was a second team all-American after making 23 of 28 field goal attempts, including 15 in a row.

Personal

Serna was the athlete of the year at A.B. Miller high school as a senior. Befriended a teenage boy in Spokane, Wash. (then 12-year-old Austan Pierce), who had been receiving cancer treatment. Serna was so moved by his words of encouragement that he wrote an ‘A’ on his left thumb and a ‘P’ on his right thumb before each game to remind him of Austan. The friendship made national headlines in the U.S. Serna was a history major at Oregon State.