Alec Ogletree

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Alec Ogletree
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Ogletree with the Rams in 2013
No. 52 Los Angeles Rams
Position: Inside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-09-25) September 25, 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth: Newnan, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Newnan (GA)
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016
Tackles: 406
Quarterback sacks: 3.5
Interceptions: 5
Forced fumbles: 11
Pass deflections: 33
Player stats at NFL.com

Alec Ogletree (born September 25, 1991) is an American football inside linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Georgia.


Early years[edit]

Ogletree and his twin brother Alexander (Zander) were born in Newnan, Georgia. He attended Newnan High School, where he played high school football and ran track for the Newnan Cougars. He was widely considered to be one of the top football prospects of the 2010 high school class. He was rated as the No. 22 recruit by Scout.com,[1] the No. 29 recruit in the ESPNU 150,[2] and the No. 40 player by Rivals.com.[3]

In his sophomore season, Ogletree had six blocked punts and returned one for a touchdown.[4] He had 75 tackles, three interceptions and six blocked punts as a junior.[4] In his senior year, Ogletree had 85 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles, two interceptions and two blocked kicks on defense—and he had 33 receptions for 633 yards and 5 touchdowns on offense.[4]

Also an standout track and field athlete, Ogletree was one of the state's top performers in the long jump. He captured the state title in the long jump event at the 2010 GHSA Region 4-AAAAA track and field championships, with a PR leap of 7.30 meters (23 ft, 11 in).[5] He also ran the 400-meter dash and was a member of the Newnan 4×100-meter relay squad.

Following his senior season in 2009, he was recognized as a high school All-American by Under Armour, USA Today, and Parade. Ogletree verbally committed to attend the University of Georgia in June 2009.[6] He made his commitment official by signing his letter of intent to play at Georgia on February 3, 2010,[7] choosing it over tens of other Division-1 schools including the University of Alabama, Auburn University, University of Florida, Florida State University and Georgia Tech.[8] His brother Zander also went to UGA, playing fullback.

College career[edit]

Ogletree received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Georgia, where he played for coach Mark Richt's Georgia Bulldogs football team from 2010 to 2012.

In 2010, Ogletree returned from his one-game suspension and was inserted into all the special team units.[9] He eventually started getting some small amounts of playing time at safety. He was inserted into the starting strong safety spot for the final 3 games of the regular season for Georgia.

In 2011, Ogletree broke his foot during the first quarter of Georgia's season opener vs. Boise State.[10] He missed the following six games, returning for the Florida game on October 29. Against No. 1 LSU in the 2011 SEC Championship Game, he recorded 6 tackles including two for a loss, 1 sack and recovered a 1st quarter onside kick. In a little over 8 games, Ogletree finished the 2011 season with 52 tackles (6.5 per game) including 7.5 for a loss, 3 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and a pass deflection that was intercepted.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 242 lb 33.5 in 10 in 4.68 s 1.56 s 2.66 s 4.39 s 7.16 s 33.5 in 10 ft 2 in 20 reps
All values from NFL Scouting Combine[11]

Ogletree was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the first round, 30th overall, of the 2013 NFL Draft with the 30th overall pick in the draft.[12]

On October 27, 2015, the Rams placed Ogletree on injured reserve with a designation to return due to a broken fibula.[13]

In the 2016 offseason, Ogletree was moved from weakside linebacker to inside linebacker after the release of James Laurinitis. On May 2, 2016, Ogletree along with fellow Rams teammate Tavon Austin had their fifth-year option picked up by the Los Angeles Rams.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Alec Ogletree has a twin brother, Alexander Ogletree, who played fullback for the University of Georgia.[15]

In September 2010, Ogletree was arrested and charged with misdemeanor theft stemming from a June incident of a stolen scooter helmet. Ogletree was suspended by Georgia for the first game of the season.[16] In February 2013, just days before the 2013 NFL combine, Ogletree was arrested on charges of DUI in Arizona, per a statement released by his agent.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scout.com 2010 Rankings. Recruiting.scout.com. Retrieved on June 27, 2014.
  2. ^ ESPNU 150 2010 Rankings. Espn.go.com. Retrieved on June 27, 2014.
  3. ^ Rivals.com 2010 Rankings. Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved on June 27, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "High School Stats". GeorgiaDogs.com. Archived from the original on December 31, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ http://ga.milesplit.com/meets/70178/results/120170
  6. ^ Newnan HS (GA) S Ogletree Commits to Georgia
  7. ^ Ogletrees, others sign letters of intent; UGA, Georgia Tech signee lists. Times-herald.com (February 10, 2010). Retrieved on June 27, 2014.
  8. ^ Rivals.com Profile of Alec Ogletree. Sports.yahoo.com. August 17, 2009.
  9. ^ Page, Fletcher (November 12, 2010). "Ogletree grows into starting role". Macon.com. Archived from the original on November 15, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  10. ^ Low, Chris (September 4, 2011). "Alec Ogletree out 4–6 weeks". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 8, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Alec Ogletree". National Football League. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Rams Select Alec Ogletree With the 30th pick in 1st Round". stlouisrams.com. April 25, 2013. 
  13. ^ Lyons, Joe (October 27, 2015). "Rams report: Ogletree placed on IR in hopes of a December return". StLToday.com. Retrieved November 30, 2015. 
  14. ^ Wagoner, Nick (May 2, 2016). "Rams pick up fifth-year options on Tavon Austin, Alec Ogletree". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 26, 2016. 
  15. ^ Clarkson, Roger. (August 18, 2010) Genetics aside, Ogletree brothers aren't much alike. Onlineathens.com. Retrieved on June 27, 2014.
  16. ^ Safety Alec Ogletree suspended. Sports.espn.go.com (September 3, 2010). Retrieved on June 27, 2014.
  17. ^ Farrar, Doug. (February 17, 2013) Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree charged with DUI just days before the scouting combine | Shutdown Corner – Yahoo Sports. Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved on June 27, 2014.

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