Boone in the 2014 NFL season.
|No. 75 San Francisco 49ers|
|Date of birth:||May 4, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Lakewood, Ohio|
|Height:||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Weight:||300 lb (136 kg)|
|High school:||Lakewood (OH) St. Edward|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2015|
|Stats at NFL.com|
He played college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes. A four-year starter for the Buckeyes (2005–08), Boone was a two-time All Big Ten selection (2nd team in 2007, 1st team in '08). In his four years, the Buckeyes were 41-8 and captured four Big Ten titles and played in four BCS Bowl appearances including back-to-back National Championship games (2006 & '07).
Boone went undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, at least partially due to concerns about alcohol abuse.
Alex Boone played under Coach Harbaugh. When rumors of dysfunction in the locker room were spreading in 2014 during Harbaugh's last year with the 49ers, Boone was one of his biggest supporters. However, that all changed once his coach had moved to Michigan. He was seen on HBO's "Real Sports" saying that Harbaugh "Wore out his welcome" and that he might be "Clinically insane."
San Francisco 49ers
After being signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent following the 2009 NFL Draft, he was released on the final day of roster cuts. He was subsequently signed to the practice squad. He was signed to the active roster on January 6, 2010. In the 2012 season he exceeded expectations by becoming a starter, and by performing at or near Pro Bowl caliber levels. One journalist called Boone one of the most underpaid players in the NFL.
Coming off a solid 2012 season, he has bulked up to 315 to prepare for a breakout 2013 season.
On September 13th, 2013 Boone expressed displeasure with an illegal and fine-inducing hit performed by Clay Matthews III on Colin Kaepernick, stating that if he was in charge of punitive actions he would not fine Matthews, but instead "probably punch Matthews in the face".
- OSU's Boone Trying to Save Career Ohio.com, February 19, 2009
- Ohio State Tackle Gets NFL's Attention in the Wrong Way NY Times, February 20, 2009
- Ohio State OL Boone Arrested in California NY Times, February 2, 2009