Alex Carrington

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Alex Carrington
Alex Carrington Bills92.jpg
Alex Carrington, Met Life Stadium, 2013
No. 92     St. Louis Rams
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-19) June 19, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Tupelo, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 301 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Tupelo (MS)
College: Arkansas State
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 72
Debuted in 2010 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Sun Belt (2008, 2009)
  • Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 53
Sacks 4.0
Interceptions 0
Stats at NFL.com

Alex Carrington (born June 19, 1987) is an American football defensive tackle for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas State.

High school[edit]

Carrington attended Tupelo High School in his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi.[1] He recorded 84 tackles, six sacks and forced three fumbles as a senior, and was named to the all-region team. His only scholarship offer came from Arkansas State, which he accepted.[2]

College career[edit]

With the Red Wolves, Carrington was named the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year following the 2008 season after he made 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss in 12 games.[3] In his senior season, he recorded 41 tackles, including 14.5 for loss, and nine sacks and three forced fumbles. He also returned a fumble 27 yards for a touchdown against Western Kentucky.

He completed his career with 21.5 sacks, which ranks second best in school history and fourth highest in conference history.

Professional career[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Carrington was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On July 19, 2010, Carrington signed a four-year contract with the Bills.[4] At the start of the 2011 Training Camp, Carrington was moved to Outside Linebacker.

In 2013, following an injury against the New York Jets, Carrington was placed on injured reserve, effectively ending his season.[5]

St Louis Rams[edit]

On March 25, 2014, Carrington signed with the St. Louis Rams.[6]

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