LSU Football BIO
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Donnie Alexander
Player Profile:
Donnie Alexander 1807438
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: New Orleans, La.
High School: Edna Karr HS
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Born: 11/10/1995

Enters 2017 as the starting middle linebacker for the Tigers ... Started final two games of the 2016 season at middle linebacker in place of an injured Kendell Beckwith and helped the Tigers limit Louisville and its Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson without a touchdown in LSU's 29-9 win in the Citrus Bowl ... Saw most of his action on special teams during first three seasons at LSU ... Possesses tremendous quickness and outstanding athletic ability ... Has played in 37 games with three starts for the Tigers .. For career, has 58 tackles, one fumble recovery and one interception ... Has been a special teams standout during his first three years with the Tigers.

JUNIOR SEASON (2016)
Played in all 12 games with two starts ... Started wins over Texas A&M and Louisville in the Citrus Bowl in place of an injured Kendell Beckwith ... Saw extended action against Florida ... Finished year with 45 tackles, two quarterback hurries, one pass breakup and an interception ... Tied a career-high with eight tackles against Florida ... Other eight-tackle game came in win over Jacksonville State in home opener ... Had five tackles in win over Texas A&M ... Closed out season with four tackles against Louisville in the Citrus Bowl ... In that game, LSU held Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson without a TD for the first time all season ... Other four-tackle games came against Mississippi State, Missouri and Southern Miss ... Against Arkansas, intercepted a pass in the first quarter and returned it 14 yards to the Razorback 18-yard line, setting up an LSU touchdown.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
Played in 12 games with one start ... First start of career came in place of Deion Jones in win over Syracuse ... Had one tackle in road win over Syracuse ... Saw most of his action on special teams ... Recorded 12 total tackles ... Had career-best three tackles in wins over Eastern Michigan and Western Kentucky ... Recovered a fumble on kickoff coverage in the third quarter against Ole Miss that led to an LSU touchdown six plays later that pulled the Tigers to within 24-17.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Played in 12 games with most of his action coming on special teams as a true freshman in 2014 ... One of 17 true freshmen to see game action for LSU ... Played in every contest except for the Florida game ... Finished with one tackle, which came in road win over Texas A&M ... Backup linebacker on defense for the Tigers.

HIGH SCHOOL
Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN.com ... A composite three-star recruit by 247Sports and ranked as the 19th overall outside linebacker prospect by ESPN.com ... Finished his senior season with 97 tackles, six sacks and two interceptions ... Racked up 137 tackles as a junior ... Participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... Ranked as the 17th best prospect in Louisiana by ESPN and the No. 22 Louisiana prospect by 247Sports ... A member of the ESPN 300 ... Honored on the Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen ... Coached by Nathaniel Jones.

PERSONAL
Parents are Nicole Charles and Donnie Alexander Sr. ... Born Nov. 10, 1995 ... Majoring in engineering.

DONNIE ALEXANDER'S CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 8, twice (Last: vs. Florida, 2016; First: vs. Jacksonville State, 2016)
Tackles for loss: 0.5 vs. Jacksonville State, 2016
Interceptions: 1 at Arkansas, 2016
Pass Breakups: 1, twice (Last: at Texas A&M, 2016; First: vs. Southern Miss, 2016)

ALEXANDER'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2014 12-0
0
1 1
0-0
0-0
0 0 0-0 0
0-0
2015 12-1 6 6 12 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 1-0
Totals
24-1
6
7
13
0-0
0-0
0
0
0-0
0
1-0
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