2016 SEC All-Freshman Team
Talented defensive lineman who stepped in and made immediate contributions as a true freshman ... Will be counted on for more production in 2017 due to the departure of two starters on the defensive front ... Emerged from spring practice in a battle with senior Greg Gilmore for the starting position at nose tackle in LSU's 3-4 alignment ... Will also see action at defensive tackle when the Tigers go to a 4-3 scheme.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)
Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2016 ... Played in 11 games, finishing with 13 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss ... Had at least one tackle in nine of the 11 games in which he appeared ... Had season-highs of two tackles in four occasions (at Auburn, vs. Southern Miss, vs. Ole Miss, vs. Florida) ... Tackle for loss came in win over Southern Miss ... Had a solo tackle in Citrus Bowl win over Louisville.
Powerful interior lineman considered one of the best defensive tackles in high school football in 2015 ... Consensus four-star prospect according to ESPN, Scout, Rivals, and 247Sports ... Ranked No. 74 in ESPN 300 and is listed as the sixth-best player in Louisiana by ESPN ... Ranked as the No. 9 recruit in the Louisiana and rated as the No. 14 defensive tackle per Rivals ... Wrapped up his senior campaign totaling 25 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks ... Selected to the first team All-USA Louisiana defense and was named first team 2A all-state in 2015 ... Helped team to a 12-1 overall mark and to the semifinals of the Louisiana Division III playoffs in 2015 ... Participated in the 2016 Under Armour Game ... Named to the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen following senior season ... Coached by John White.
Mother is Stephanie Pool ... Born Dec. 28, 1996.
ED ALEXANDER'S CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 2, 4x (Last: vs Florida, 2016; First: at Auburn, 2016)
Tackles for loss: 0.5 vs. Southern Miss, 2016