Alex Buzbee

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Alex Buzbee
Alex Buzbee.jpg
Buzbee in 2009 with the Washington Redskins
Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-11-27) November 27, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: West Orange (NJ) Seton Hall
College: Georgetown
Undrafted: 2007
Career history
* Offseason and/or practice squad only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics as of 2011
Tackles: 55
Sacks: 9
Interceptions-yards: 1-0

Alex Franklin Buzbee (born November 27, 1985) is a professional gridiron football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Georgetown.

Early years[edit]

Buzbee played for Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, New Jersey.[1][2]

College career[edit]

Buzbee was as a four-year starter at Georgetown where he totaled 27.5 career sacks, which ranks second all-time at Georgetown. He was First-team All-Patriot League as a senior and Honorable mention All- America selection by the Don Hansen Football Gazette. As a senior in 2006 he had 75 tackles (30 solo), 13 tackles for loss, and one forced fumble and led the Patriot League with 5.5 sacks. In 2006 he was Second-team All-Patriot League after starting all 11 games and making 44 tackles (29 solo), 12.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. In 2004 he Second-team All-Patriot League as he tied for the league and team in lead in sacks with 10.5 and finished the year with 12.5 tackles for loss, and totaled 39 tackles forced two fumbles on the season. In 2003 he played 11 games, made 28 tackles, including 7.5 for a loss and had five sacks.

Professional career[edit]

For more than 50 years, former Redskin Jim Ricca held the distinction of being the last Georgetown University graduate to play in the NFL. The promotion of Buzbee from the Washington Redskins practice squad to the active roster on December 19, 2007 ended the 51-year drought of Hoyas in the league. Ricca played for Georgetown from 1947 to 1949.[3]

In his first year with the Redskins, Buzbee did not play in any games although he was listed as active for three. During the 2008 training camp, Buzbee ruptured his Achilles' tendon and missed the entire season.[4] His injury, along with the season-ending injury of fellow defensive end Phillip Daniels, prompted the Redskins to trade for Jason Taylor of the Miami Dolphins.

Buzbee was released from the team on September 5, 2009 on cut day.

On February 22, 2010, Buzbee signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Himmelsbach, Adam. "Georgetown Honors Player and Helps a Family Heal", The New York Times, September 9, 2006. Accessed October 14, 2007. "On the other side of the Hudson River, 16-year-old Alex Buzbee sat in a Spanish class and stared through a fourth-floor window at Seton Hall Prep, which sits atop a hill in West Orange, N.J."
  2. ^ Alex Buzbee profile, CSTV. Accessed October 14, 2007.
  3. ^ http://guhoyas.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/080207aaa.html
  4. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/20/AR2008072002188.html?hpid=topnews

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