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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: 05/04/2015

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 … Selected in the fourth round (124th pick) in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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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