#74 Vadal Alexander
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 342 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 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: 05/04/2014

2012 Freshman All-America Second Team (
2012 Freshman All-SEC (Coaches)

Enters third year as a starter on the offensive line for the Tigers in 2013 … One of four returning starters up front for LSU this year … Will likely be in line for post-seasons as he’s one of the most experienced and productive offensive guards in the SEC … Pressed into action due to injuries as a true freshman in 2012 and made the most of his opportunity … Overpowers defensive lineman with size and strength … Powerful run blocker who also excels in pass protection … Has played in 26 games with 22 starts (13 at left guard, 9 at right tackle) during his career, which includes 13 appearances and nine starts as a true freshman … Switches numbers from No. 78 to No. 74 this  year, which is the number he wore in high school … Goes into 2014 riding as streak of 22 straight starts on the offensive line, the longest current streak of any LSU offensive lineman … High school teammates with current LSU starting deep snapper Reid Ferguson.

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 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).

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.