Donovan Alexander

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Donovan Alexander
No. 4
Born: (1985-04-03) April 3, 1985 (age 37)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight180 lb (82 kg)
CollegeNorth Dakota
High schoolSt. Paul's
CFL Draft2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 23
Drafted byMontreal Alouettes
Career history
As player
2008Seattle Seahawks*
2008Montreal Alouettes
20092010Saskatchewan Roughriders
20112013Edmonton Eskimos
2014Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
CFL West All-Star2012
Career stats
  • Playing stats at (archive)

Donovan Eaton Alexander (born April 3, 1985) is a former professional Canadian football defensive back. He was drafted by the Montreal Alouettes in the third round of the 2007 CFL Draft. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2008 and upon his release, signed with the Alouettes that same year. He later played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders for two seasons and the Edmonton Eskimos for three before signing with Winnipeg. In 2012, he was named a West All-Star with the Eskimos.[1] He played college football at North Dakota. He retired in November, 2014.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He was born to Derek and Marilyn Alexander. He also has 2 older brother, Wyatt and David. Donovan started playing football when he was 9 years old. Football wasn't the only sport he was interested in as he loved to play basketball as well. The first football team he played for was the Charleswood Broncos. He played high school football for the St. Paul Crusaders of Winnipeg. In college Donovan studied communications which entailed conflict resolution, media broadcasting and interpersonal communication. He is now pursuing a career as an educator at École Leila North Middle School, in Winnipeg Manitoba. He coached their grade 8 girls basketball team until 2022. Donovan is now happily married to his wife Jennifer and has 2 kids Lincoln and Yvette (Ivy) Alexander.


  1. ^ Maher, Tod; Gill, Bob (2013). The Canadian Pro Football Encyclopedia: Every Player, Coach and Game, 1946–2012. Maher Sports Media. p. 142. ISBN 978-0983513667.
  2. ^ "Transactions". Archived from the original on July 30, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2014.

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