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#4 Kwon Alexander
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 227 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 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: 08/03/2014

Returning starter at linebacker for the Tigers in 2014 ... Thought to be LSU's top linebacker ... Can play all three linebacker positions but has seen most of his action at the strongside spot during first two years with the Tigers ... Also plays on special teams ... Has tremendous speed and many times is the fastest LSU defender to the football ... Can make plays from sideline-to-sideline ... Has no issues dropping into pass coverage ... Played in 20 games with 11 starts ... Has 76 career tackles to go along with 7.5 tackles for loss ... Switched to jersey No. 4 during the spring after wearing No. 25 during his first two years at LSU.

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 sport administration.

CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 14 vs. Furman, 2013
Tackles for loss: 2.0 vs. Furman, 2013
Sacks: 0
Tackles for loss: 1.0 at Florida, 2012

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
1
2-15
2013 13-9
30
35 65
6.5-14
0-0
4 1 0-0 0
0-0
Totals
20-11
37
39
76
7.5-16
0-0
5
2
0
1
2-15

 

 

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