Alex Carrington

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Alex Carrington
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Carrington with the Buffalo Bills
Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1987-06-19) June 19, 1987 (age 31)
Tupelo, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 301 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Tupelo (MS)
College: Arkansas State
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 72
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Sun Belt (2008, 2009)
  • Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year (2008)
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles: 62
Sacks: 4.0
Forced fumbles: 1
Fumble recoveries: 0
Player stats at

Alex Carrington (born June 19, 1987) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Bills in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas State. He has also played for the Buffalo Bills, St. Louis Rams, and Houston Texans.

High school[edit]

Carrington attended Tupelo High School in his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi.[1] He recorded 84 tackles, six sacks and forced three fumbles as a senior, and was named to the all-region team. His only scholarship offer came from Arkansas State, which he accepted.[2]

College career[edit]

With the Red Wolves, Carrington was named the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year following the 2008 season after he made 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss in 12 games.[3] In his senior season, he recorded 41 tackles, including 14.5 for loss, and nine sacks and three forced fumbles. He also returned a fumble 27 yards for a touchdown against Western Kentucky.

He completed his career with 21.5 sacks, which ranks second best in school history and fourth highest in conference history.

Professional career[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Carrington was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On July 19, 2010, Carrington signed a four-year contract with the Bills.[4] At the start of the 2011 Training Camp, Carrington was moved to Outside Linebacker.

In 2013, following an injury against the New York Jets, Carrington was placed on injured reserve, effectively ending his season.[5]

St Louis Rams[edit]

On March 25, 2014, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams.[6]

Second stint with the Buffalo Bills[edit]

On May 5, 2015, Carrington re-signed with the Buffalo Bills.[7] On November 30, 2015, he was placed on injured reserve.[8]

Houston Texans[edit]

Carrington signed with the Texans. On August 23, 2016, Carrington was released by the Texans.[9]


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