Gerald Alexander

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Gerald Alexander
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Defensive backs coach
Team California
Conference Pac-12
Biographical details
Born (1984-06-28) June 28, 1984 (age 33)
Playing career
2003–2006 Boise State
2007-2008 Detroit Lions
2009-2010 Jacksonville Jaguars
2010 Carolina Panthers
2011 Miami Dolphins
2011 New York Jets
Position(s) Defensive Back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2013 Arkansas State (GA)
2014 Washington (GA)
2015 Tennessee Titans (Intern)
2015 Indiana State (DB)
2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Intern)
2016 Montana State (DB)
2017-present California (DB)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
4x First Team All-WAC

Gerald Alexander (born June 28, 1984) is a former American football safety. He was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Boise State.

In the NFL, he played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, and New York Jets.

Alexander was a former Graduate Assistant with Arkansas State University and the University of Washington. In July 2015, he became the defensive backs coach at Indiana State University. In December 2015, he accepted the position of defensive backs coach at Montana State University, working under Head Coach Jeff Choate. Most recently, he has accepted to be the Defensive Backs coach at California under new Head Coach Justin Wilcox.

Early years[edit]

Alexander attended Rancho Cucamonga High School from 1998–2002, where he was a track and field athlete as well.

He was one of the players who helped lead Boise State to their improbable Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma in the 2006 season. While at Boise State, Alexander was a four-time First-Team All-WAC selection.

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Alexander played all 16 games of his rookie season when safety Daniel Bullocks suffered a season-ending knee injury during a preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. During that 2007 season Gerald recorded 81 tackles, 59 solo and 22 assisted. He also had 2 sacks, interceptions and fumble recoveries.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On June 26, 2009, he was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars for Dennis Northcutt. On October 19, 2010, the Jaguars released Alexander.[1]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On November 23, the Panthers signed Alexander.[2] He became a free agent after the season.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Alexander signed with the Miami Dolphins on August 28, 2011. Alexander was released on September 2, 2011 by the Miami Dolphins. Re-signed on October 19, 2011.

New York Jets[edit]

Alexander was signed by the New York Jets on December 13, 2011 to add depth to the safety position following a season-ending injury to starting safety Jim Leonhard.[3] He was released on March 14, 2012.[4]

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Average Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Pass Defeneded Stuffs Stuff Yards Kick Blocks
2007 DET 16 81 59 22 2.0 0 2 0 2 70 35 36 0 6 0 0 0
2008 DET 5 7 7 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
2009 JAX 15 55 45 10 0.0 3 1 0 2 23 12 22 0 5 0 0 0
2010 JAX 3 16 10 6 0.0 0 1 43 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
2010 CAR 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 MIA 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 NYJ 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Total 44 159 121 38 2.0 3 4 0 4 93 23 36 0 14 1 5 0

[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaguars continue roster shuffling; Alexander released". jagsreport.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Panthers add depth at quarterback and safety". charlotteobserver.com. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Mehta, Manish (13 December 2011). "Jets sign Gerald Alexander to take Jim Leonhard's spot on roster". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on 13 December 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (14 March 2012). "Free-agent receiver Chaz Schilens to visit Jets". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gerald Alexander Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  6. ^ https://www.si.com/college-football/2015/07/10/gerald-alexander-indiana-state-washington
  7. ^ http://www.msubobcats.com/news/2015/12/11/FB_1211151737.aspx

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