Derrick Alexander (born November 13, 1973) is a former defensive end/defensive tackle who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was drafted from Florida State University in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft ahead of such big names as Hugh Douglas and Warren Sapp.
After Alexander retired, he worked in the front office for the Cleveland Browns for several years. Alexander was inducted into the Florida State Hall of Fame in 2007. From 2011 to 2013 he was the head football coach at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School in Spring Hill, Florida.
- ^ Jim Souhan, "Profile: Derrick Alexander; In a rush to make his mark Drafted ahead of Warren Sapp in 1995, the Vikings' Derrick Alexander was under immediate pressure to produce. Now, Alexander's the one applying pressure - on opposing quarterbacks." Star Tribune, November 19, 1998 – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
- ^ Tim Linafelt, "FSU All-Time Countdown - No. 21 - Derrick Alexander", Miami Herald blog, July 2013.
- ^ Florida State Athletic Hall of Fame bio
- ^ "FSU great Derrick Alexander no longer Bishop head coach", Tampa Bay Times, April 1, 2014.