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#4 Kwon Alexander
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 227 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Oxford, Ala.
High School: Oxford HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 08/03/1994
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Kwon Alexander Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/27/2015

2014 All-SEC First Team (ESPN.com)
2014 All-SEC Second Team (AP)

CAREER
Two-year starter at outside linebacker for the Tigers in 2013 and 2014 … Played in 32 games during his career, starting 23 times … Finished with 156 total tackles, 15 tackles for losses, 1.5 sacks, six pass breakups, seven QB hurries … Also forced three fumbles and recovered two fumbles … Opted to forgo senior season and declared himself eligible for the 2015 NFL Draft.

JUNIOR SEASON (2014)
Had best year at LSU, playing in 12 games with 12 starts … Earned first team All-SEC honors from ESPN.com and second team All-SEC recognition from the Associated Press … Led LSU in tackles with 90, which included 7.5 for losses and 1.5 sacks … Added five QB hurries, a pass breakup and forced two fumbles … Key component on LSU defense that led the SEC in total defense (316.8 ypg), pass defense (164.2 ypg) … The Tigers ranked No. 2 in the league in scoring defense (17.5 ppg) and No. 7 in rushing defense (152.7 ypg) … Capped career with 11 tackles in bowl setback to Notre Dame … Had double-figure tackles in four games, including season-best 13 vs. Mississippi State … Others were 10 in win over Florida and 10 in overtime loss to Alabama … Opened season with team-best eight tackles and two stops for loss in win over 14th-ranked ... LSU’s defense held the Badgers to 32 total yards on 19 plays over the final 27:24 of the contest as the Tigers erased a 17-point deficit ... Against Mississippi State, stripped MSU QB Dak Prescott on the opening play of the 2nd half which led to Danielle Hunter’s 25-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown ...  Forced a fumble against Florida that led to LSU’s first touchdown in the 30-27 win over the Gators in Gainesville … Picked up eight tackles and a career-high 2.5 stops for loss versus No. 3 Ole Miss ... Had first career sack in overtime loss against No. 4 Alabama … Added seven tackles and a half sack at Texas A&M. 

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
Played in 13 games with nine starts, all coming at the strongside linebacker spot … Finished fourth on the team in total tackles with 65, which included 30 solo … Added 6.5 tackles for losses, four pass breakups and a quarterback hurry … Had two games with double-figure tackles, including career-best 14 vs. Furman … Added two tackles for loss against Furman … Had 10 tackles and a tackle for a 2-yard loss in win over Auburn … Broke up two passes to go with four tackles in victory over Kent State … In win over Florida, had seven tackles and a half-tackle for loss.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Made an immediate impact as a true freshman, playing in seven games with two starts … Worked his way into the starting lineup before suffering a broken ankle against Florida … Returned to practice in late November and saw first action since injury in bowl game vs. Clemson (1 tackle) … Finished rookie season with 12 tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries … Had four tackles in first career start vs. Towson … Started the following week vs. Florida and responded with two tackles and returned a fumble 15-yards … Had a pair of tackles and a fumble recovery in LSU debut vs. North Texas.

HIGH SCHOOL
An impact player on the defensive side of the ball, he missed most of his 2011 senior campaign with a knee injury after posting 144 tackles, 17 sacks, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 2010 … A participant in the Under Armour All-American Game (Black Team) … Chosen as a finalist for the High School Butkus Award, given annually to the nation’s top linebacker … Named to the 2011 ESPN All-Alabama Football Team … Named to the Class 6A All-State Football Team Honorable Mention … Ranked No. 19 in the 2012 Scout.com Final Southeast Top 150 … Ranked No. 45 in the Press-Register Super Southeast 120 … Ranked No. 29 in the 2012 ESPNU 150 … Listed in MaxPreps 2012 Top 100 … A four-star prospect according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, and Scout.com … Rated as Alabama’s No. 3 prospect by ESPN.com, No. 11 by Rivals, and No. 6 by 247sports.com … Nationally, ESPN.com and Scout.com rate him as the No. 3 linebacker, 247sports.com rates him as the nation’s No. 9 linebacker, while Rivals.com rates him at No. 20 at that position nationally … Coached by John Grass.

PERSONAL
Parents are Peaches and Broderick Taylor … Born Aug. 3, 1994 … Majoring in sports administration.

CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 14 vs. Furman, 2013
Tackles for loss: 2.5 vs. Ole Miss, 2014 
Sacks: 1 vs. Alabama, 2014

ALEXANDER'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2012
7-2
7
4
11
1.0-2
0-0
1
1
0-0
1
2-15
2013 13-9
30
35 65
6.5-14
0-0
4 1 0-0 0
0-0
2014 12-12
40
50 90
7.5-24
1.5-14
1 5 0-0 2
0-0
Totals
32-23
77
89
156
15-40
1.5-14
6
7
0-0
3
2-15

 

 

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