David Alexander (American football)

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David Alexander
No. 72
Position: Center / Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-07-28) July 28, 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth: Silver Spring, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school: Broken Arrow (OK)
College: Tulsa
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 5 / Pick: 121
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

David Franklin Alexander (born July 28, 1964) is a high school football coach and a former professional American football center and guard. He played ten seasons in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Jets.[1] He played college football at the University of Tulsa[2] and was drafted in the fifth round of the 1987 NFL Draft.

After his professional career, Alexander operated a business as a custom homebuilder, while also pursuing a career in coaching. He worked as an assistant coach for seven years at Jenks High School in Jenks, Oklahoma. In 2005-06, he was also head coach of the Tulsa Talons of the af2 arena football league.[3][4] In 2013 he left Jenks to move to neighboring Broken Arrow High School, where had played and graduated in 1982, as the running backs coach. In January 2014 he was announced as Broken Arrow's new head football coach.[5]


  1. ^ Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League. New York: HarperCollins, 1999. 553.
  2. ^ Bonham, Chad. Golden Hurricane Football at the University of Tulsa. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004. 82.
  3. ^ Mike Brown, "Question and Answer: World sports writer Mike Brown talks with Talons coach David Alexander about the upcoming season." Tulsa World, April 5, 2006  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  4. ^ Bill Haisten, "Alexander: A Talon and Trojan", Tulsa World, April 28, 2006.
  5. ^ Jacob Unruh, "David Alexander named Broken Arrow coach; Rafe Watkins to remain at Guthrie", The Oklahoman, January 28, 2014.