Alex Highsmith Wife Alyssa Ungrady: Married Life And Kids

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The Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Alex Highsmith attended the same college as his wife, Alyssa Ungrady.

They have been married for over 1 year.

As of yet, they have no kids and are primarily focusing on their respective careers.

Pittsburgh Steelers Outside Linebacker Alex Highsmith
Pittsburgh Steelers Outside Linebacker Alex Highsmith (Source: Instagram)

The Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Alex Highsmith was born on August 7, 1997, in Wilmington, North Carolina.

He was a three-sport athlete who played baseball, basketball, and football while at Eugene Ashley High School.

He then committed to play collegiate football for the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted the 26 year-old in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and he has been playing for them ever since.

Highsmith has shown great diligence at the Pittsburgh Steelers so far. Therefore, as a testament to his tireless and dedicated efforts, the Steelers agreed terms on a lucrative four-year contract worth $68 million.

According to reports and his agent, the deal was sealed on July 19, 2023.

Highsmith will earn over $27.7 million (in guarantees) and an average annual salary of $17 million.

Alex Highsmith Wife Alyssa Ungrady: Married Life And Kids

The outside linebacker, Alex Highsmith, is married to Alyssa Ungrady, a nurse.

The two shared their first picture together on June 15, 2019, with Alyssa quoting, “Ain’t it funny how life changes #VeryHotSummertour.”

After two years of dating, Alex Highsmith got down on one knee and popped the big question in May 2021.

Then, on June 25, 2022, the adorable pair eventually exchanged their wedding vows.

Alex and Alyssa got married at a venue located on the waterfront in one of the few remaining maritime forests on the island of Bogue Banks, known as Crystal Coast Country Club.

Alex Highsmith And His Wife Alyssa Ungrady Enjoying Their Time In Mexico
Alex Highsmith And His Wife, Alyssa Ungrady, Enjoying Their Time In Mexico (Source: Instagram)

Alyssa Marie Ungrady was born on October 20, 1999, to her parents, Donald and Ann Ungrady.

The wife of the NFL player competed in cross country and track & field during her school and collegiate career.

She attended Great Oak High School, where she helped her team win 4 CIF SS & Southwestern Championships.

After finishing high school, she joined UNC Charlotte, where she met her future husband, Alex.

She studied Bachelor of Science in Nursing and graduated in 2020.

Similarly, Alyssa also has a sister named Alexandria. Her sister also competed in track & field at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Moreover, she has two brothers named Keith and Zack.

The Family Foundation

Once fame & money followed Alex, he has always remained optimistic about giving back to the community.

He founded the Alex Highsmith Family Foundation, which is based in his hometown, Wilmington.

It is a non-profit organization that positively impacts the lives of youth by investing in their future.

Alex Highsmith Making A Kids Dream Come True During His Foundation Football Camp
Alex Highsmith Making A Kid’s Dream Come True During His Foundation Football Camp (Source: Instagram)

The foundation’s primary focus is fostering the well-being of youths through fitness, nutrition, and athletic, academic, and providing social and emotional support throughout Wilmington, Pittsburgh, and Charlotte.

Furthermore, this month in July 2023, the foundation organized and helped fund the Third AHFF Youth Football Camp.

In addition to this, Highsmith also spoke out against gun violence after his high school friend and gym & basketball partner, Caryl Baron, was shot and killed.

The incident happened when she walked to a party in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Halloween night in 2020.

Following this tragic incident, Highsmith wrote Carly’s name on his cleats as a tribute the following week.

Pratik Prasai
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