Roc Alexander

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Roc Alexander
No. 51     Free Agent
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-09-23) September 23, 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Washington
Undrafted in 2004
Debuted in 2004 for the Denver Broncos
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Narond Roc Alexander (born September 23, 1981 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was originally signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at the University of Washington.

Early years[edit]

Playing running back on offense and cornerback on defense, Roc Alexander helped lead Roy J. Wasson High School of Colorado Springs to a 7-4 finish and the Metro North championship as a senior. He rushed for 1,620 yards on 162 carries (10.0 avg.) with 18 touchdowns while catching 11 passes for 274 yards (24.9 avg.). Defensively, he recorded 110 tackles and returned two interceptions for scores. In 1999, Alexander was a Denver Post "Blue Chip" selection, named to the Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph 's All-Area team, selected to the Rocky Mountain News ' all-state squad and was an honorable mention pick on USA Today 's All-USA team. Alexander was Colorado’s state champion in the 100 meter dash (10.5 seconds) at Wasson.

College career[edit]

Alexander started 14-of-35 career games at the University of Washington, recording 86 tackles (58 solo), four interceptions, 18 passes defensed and three forced fumbles. He also added 34 kick returns for 868 yards (25.5 avg.) and a touchdown. The 25.5-yard career kick-return average ranked third all-time in UW annals, and his kick-return career yardage total ranked fourth in school annals. As a senior, he led the Huskies in kickoff returns with 268 yards on 13 returns (20.6 avg.) while contributing 25 tackles and a forced fumble on defense. He started the first five games of the season and the Apple Cup (vs. Washington State) before missing four games in the middle of the year with the same shoulder injury that forced him to miss the final seven games of 2002. Alexander netted three of the 25 longest kickoff returns in Washington history during the 2001 season, leading the Pac-10 Conference (6th among all NCAA players) with a 29.2 kickoff return average. Additionally, he tied for sixth in the conference with four interceptions and broke up 11 passes to tie Chico Fraley (1990) for the third-best single-season mark in UW history. Alexander became just the eighth player in Washington annals to score multiple special teams touchdowns in the same year (2001), returning a fourth-quarter blocked field goal 77 yards for the go-ahead score against Michigan and returning a kick 95 yards for a touchdown against Idaho.

Rape allegations[edit]

On January 28, 2008, Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry from the Seattle Times published an article which focused on the legal troubles of one of Alexander's teammates at the University of Washington, Jerramy Stevens. The article cited that, in addition to Stevens, Alexander was also accused of rape while at UW. Two different women sued Alexander for rape, neither instance led to charges.[1] Alexander settled each of the lawsuits with an undisclosed payments to the women.[2]

In 2004, the alleged victim of one of the rapes sued the University of Washington under Title IX for attempting to cover up her allegations. A King County trial court dismissed her case but in February 2008, the Washington Court of Appeals found the plaintiff had provided enough evidence to take her case to a jury. See S. S. v. Alexander, 143 Wn. App. 75 (2008).

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