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Donnie

Alexander

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Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 230lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: New Orleans, La.
High School: Edna Karr HS
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

CAREER
Four-year letterwinner at linebacker for the Tigers from 2014-17 ... Played in 45 games with 11 starts ... Compiled 105 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack ... Started eight games as a senior in 2017 ... Four-year special teams standout.

SENIOR SEASON (2017)
Played in nine games, starting eight times ... Registered 51 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... Missed bowl game vs. Notre Dame (shoulder) ... Best game of career came in win over Arkansas in Tiger Stadium as he recorded a career-high 12 tackles ... The following week in what was the final game of his college career in a win over Texas A&M, had two tackles and returned a fumble 33-yards setting up a field goal and a 6-0 LSU lead ... Had eight tackles in win over Chattanooga in what was his first action of the season ... Sat out BYU game ... Added eight tackles and forced a fumble vs. Troy ... Had a sack for a 9-yard loss in win over Florida in Gainesville.

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: 12 vs. Arkansas, 2017
Tackles for loss: 1 at Florida, 2017
Interceptions: 1 at Arkansas, 2016
Pass Breakups: 1, twice (Last: at Texas A&M, 2016; First: vs. Southern Miss, 2016)

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2017 LSU Football Senior Tribute Ceremony
Donnie Alexander - 2014 Football Signee Highlights