Frank Alexander (American football)

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Frank Alexander
No. -- Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-12-17) December 17, 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth: Zachary, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school: Baton Rouge (LA) Southern Lab
College: Oklahoma
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Tackles: 34
Sacks: 3.5
Pass deflections: 5
Player stats at NFL.com

Frank Alexander (born December 17, 1989) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma. He was drafted by the Panthers in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Professional career[edit]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Alexander was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the fourth round, with the 103rd overall pick, of the 2012 NFL Draft. He made his NFL debut in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a backup defensive end.

On May 5, 2014, Alexander was suspended 4 games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.[1] Shortly before that suspension was scheduled to end, he was suspended for 10 more games for another violation.[2]

In the second preseason game against the Miami Dolphins, Alexander suffered a torn Achilles tendon.[3] He was waived/injured on August 25, 2015.[4] He cleared waivers and was reverted to the Panthers' injured reserve list. On November 24, 2015, the NFL announced that Alexander would be suspended for a year for his third violation with marijuana.[5]

Career stats[edit]

Year Team GP GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Comb Total Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2012 CAR 16 3 18 10 8 2.5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 16 3 18 10 8 2.5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Newton, David (October 2, 2014). "Frank Alexander out until December". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ Gantt, Darin (August 23, 2015). "Panthers DE Frank Alexander tears Achilles, out for season". NBCSports.com. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ Florio, Mike (August 25, 2015). "Panthers expose Frank Alexander to waivers". NBCSports.com. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  5. ^ Gantt, Darin (November 24, 2015). "Panthers DE Frank Alexander suspended a year for drug violation". NBCSports.com. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 

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