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Los Angeles Chargers Sign Joe Alt


The Los Angeles Chargers today signed rookie tackle Joe Alt (selected No. 5 overall).

Alt finished his career in South Bend, Ind., as one of the nation's top offensive linemen, earning unanimous All-American honors in 2023 as a junior. He was a team captain for the Fighting Irish this past season, helping the offense average 39.1 points per game, which ranked No. 9 in the nation and was the best scoring average by a Notre Dame offense since 1912, ranking second in school annals. This past season, Alt was a finalist for the Lombardi Award, which annually recognizes college football's best lineman.

A native of North Oaks, Minn., Alt was a first-team All-American from The Associated Press as a sophomore in 2022. He started 33-of-38 career games for the Fighting Irish. He becomes the highest-drafted Notre Dame offensive lineman in over 50 years and is the first selected in the first round since 2018 (Quenton Nelson at No. 6 overall by Indianapolis and Michael McGlinchey at No. 9 overall by San Francisco). Alt's father, John, was a first-round draft selection by Kansas City in 1984 and was two-time Pro Bowl selection.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at 2024 first-round pick Joe Alt's first day with the Bolts!

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