Gerald Alexander

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Gerald Alexander
No. --     Free Agent
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-06-28) June 28, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Boise State
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 61
Debuted in 2007 for the Detroit Lions
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2011
Tackles 159
Sacks 2
Interceptions 4
Forced fumbles 3
Stats at NFL.com

Gerald Alexander (born June 28, 1984) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Boise State.

He has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, and New York Jets.

He is now a Graduate Assistant with the University of Washington.

Early years[edit]

Attend Rancho Cucamonga High School from 1998–2002, where was a track and field athlete as well.

He was one of the players who helped lead Boise State to their improbable Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma. While at Boise State Alexander was a 4x First-Team All-WAC selection.

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Alexander played all 16 games of his rookie season when safety Daniel Bullocks suffered a season-ending knee injury during a preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. During that 2007 season Gerald recorded 81 tackles, 59 solo and 22 assisted. He also had 2 sacks, interceptions and fumble recoveries.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On June 26, 2009, he was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars for Dennis Northcutt. On October 19, 2010, the Jaguars released Alexander.[1]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On November 23, the Panthers signed Alexander.[2] He became a free agent after the season.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Alexander signed with the Miami Dolphins on August 28, 2011. Alexander was released on September 2, 2011 by the Miami Dolphins. Re-signed on October 19, 2011.

New York Jets[edit]

Alexander was signed by the New York Jets on December 13, 2011 to add depth to the safety position following a season-ending injury to starting safety Jim Leonhard.[3] He was released on March 14, 2012.[4]

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Average Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Pass Defeneded Stuffs Stuff Yards Kick Blocks
2007 DET 16 81 59 22 2.0 0 2 0 2 70 35 36 0 6 0 0 0
2008 DET 5 7 7 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
2009 JAX 15 55 45 10 0.0 3 1 0 2 23 12 22 0 5 0 0 0
2010 JAX 3 16 10 6 0.0 0 1 43 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
2010 CAR 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 MIA 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 NYJ 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Total 44 159 121 38 2.0 3 4 0 4 93 23 36 0 14 1 5 0

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaguars continue roster shuffling; Alexander released". jagsreport.com. 
  2. ^ "Panthers add depth at quarterback and safety". charlotteobserver.com. 
  3. ^ Mehta, Manish (13 December 2011). "Jets sign Gerald Alexander to take Jim Leonhard's spot on roster". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on 13 December 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (14 March 2012). "Free-agent receiver Chaz Schilens to visit Jets". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gerald Alexander Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 

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