#74 Vadal Alexander
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 329 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Buford, Ga.
High School: Buford HS
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Born: 03/23/1994
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Vadal Alexander Bio
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Release: 12/21/2015

2015 All-America Second Team (Walter Camp, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated)
2015 All-America Third Team (AP)
2015 All-SEC First Team (Coaches, AP)
2015 SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Auburn, vs. Florida)
2014 All-SEC Second Team (Coaches), All-SEC Honorable Mention (Media)
2014 SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (at Florida)
2014 Preseason All-SEC Second Team (Coaches & Media)
2012 Freshman All-America Second Team (
2012 All-SEC Freshman Team (Coaches)

Alexander has played in 48 of 49 career games with 45 career starts ... Starter at right tackle in 2015 after starting at guard as a sophomore and junior ... Started all 11 games at right tackle for the Tigers and led the team in total snaps played at 734 ... Set a career high with 115.5 knockdown blocks, a total that ranks second on the team behind Ethan Pocic this season ... Shattered his previous career high of 15.5 knockdowns with 17 against South Carolina ... Posted double-digit knockdowns in six games (10 at Mississippi State, 13 vs. Auburn, 17 vs. South Carolina, 13 vs. Florida, 15 vs. Western Kentucky, 12 at Ole Miss) ... Earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors vs. Auburn and Florida ... Senior leader on a line that paved the way for Leonard Fournette’s single-season LSU rushing record of 1,741 yards ... Big reason why LSU ranks ninth nationally in rushing at 245.9 yards per game.

Played in 12 games with 12 starts, all coming at left guard … Played alongside All-America left tackle La’el Collins to give LSU one of the most dominating guard-tackle combinations in college football … Had streak of 32 straight starts snapped when he missed the Arkansas game in week 11 … Returned to action the following week when the Tigers, behind a 384-yard rushing effort, beat Texas A&M, 23-17, in College Station … Ranked third on team in total offensive snaps with 757 and was second on team with 75.5 knockdowns … Played every snap of eight games, six SEC games and the Music City Bowl against Notre Dame … Played season-high 79 snaps with 6.5 knockdowns in win over Texas A&M … Had career-best 15.5 knockdowns as LSU racked up 406 total yards in 10-7 win over third-ranked Ole Miss … Earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors for his play in LSU’s 30-27 win over Florida …Had 11 knockdowns vs. Florida as he helped pave the way for a 140-yard rushing effort by Leonard Fournette … Opened season with five knockdowns on 67 snaps in LSU’s 28-24 fourth-quarter comeback win over Wisconsin in Houston … Played all 62 snaps with seven knockdowns at Auburn; played all 81 snaps with 2.5 knockdowns in overtime loss to Alabama; and saw action on all 51 offensive snaps with 2.5 knockdowns against Notre Dame in Music City Bowl … LSU had a 100-yard rusher in six of Alexander’s 12 starts and as a team, the Tigers rushed for 250 or more yards six times with Alexander in the lineup.

Played and started all 13 games for the Tigers at left guard … Played team-high 810 snaps in 2013 which included playing every snap in 10 of LSU’s 13 games … Led team with 71 knockdowns … Had perhaps best game of career against Iowa in Outback Bowl with a then career-high 13 knockdowns in 71 offensive plays in the win over the Hawkeyes … Helped pave the way for LSU running game against Iowa that racked up 220 rushing yards, including 216 by Jeremy Hill … Had nine knockdowns in back-to-back wins over Texas A&M (74 snaps) and Arkansas (71 snaps) … Played career-best 87 plays with five knockdowns in season-opening win over TCU … Played every offensive snap in road win over Mississippi State (72 plays) and home victory over Florida (60) ... LSU had at least one 100-yard rusher in nine of his 13 starts.

Played in 13 games with nine starts at right tackle … Earned Freshman All-SEC honors and second team Freshman All-America from …Finished rookie season with 656 snaps and 49.5 knockdowns … Played every offensive snap in final nine games of the season, including 84 vs. top-ranked Alabama … First career start came in win over Towson (61 snaps, 2 knockdowns) … Followed that with first SEC start in road game against Florida (53 snaps, 3 knockdowns) … Had career-best 11.5 knockdowns in win over Ole Miss ... Followed that with team-high 7.5 knockdowns on 67 snaps in road win over Arkansas … Played outstanding overall game vs. No. 1 Alabama with 5.5 knockdowns on 84 snaps … Helped an LSU offense rack up 435 total yards (139 rushing, 296 passing) in near upset of Crimson Tide in Tiger Stadium … First extensive action of career came in win over Idaho with 32 snaps and 5 knockdowns.

One of the top offensive linemen in the nation as a senior at Buford High School in 2012 … rated him as the nation’s fifth-best offensive lineman and No. 9 overall prospect in the state of Georgia … Ranked No. 75 nationally in the ESPNU 150 … Member of Rivals 250 as he’s rated as the nation’s No. 11 offensive tackle prospect and No. 17 overall prospect in the state of Georgia … Rated the No. 11 offensive tackle by and is No. 78 on’s Southeast 150 … Superprep All-America ranked him as the 29th best offensive lineman … rated him as nation’s No. 5 offensive lineman and is ranked as 14th-best overall prospect in Georgia … Participated in the Under Armor All-American game … Consensus four-star prospect … Ranked No. 64 on the Press-Register Super Southeast 120 … Earned Georgia AA All-State first team honors as a junior and senior … Coached by Jess Simpson.

Parents are Rhonda and James Alexander … Born on March 23, 1994, in New Orleans, La. and moved to Georgia at age three … Graduated from high school in December of 2011 and enrolled at LSU for the 2012 spring semester … Participated in spring football at LSU in 2012 ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.


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