2012 Freshman All-America Second Team (Scout.com)
2012 Freshman All-SEC (Coaches)
Young and massive offensive tackle who made an immediate impact during his FRESHMAN SEASON with the Tigers … Pressed into action due to injuries and made the most of his opportunity … Played in all 13 games, starting nine times at right tackle … Overpowers defensive linemen with size and strength … Powerful run blocker who also excels in pass protection.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Played in 13 games with nine starts at right tackle … Earned Freshman All-SEC honors and second team Freshman All-America from Scout.com … 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 … ESPN.com 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 Scout.com and is No. 78 on Scout.com’s Southeast 150 … Superprep All-America ranked him as the 29th best offensive lineman … 247sports.com 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.