Gerald Alexander is a Detroit Lion! The hard-hitting Bronco safety is the fifth
Bronco to be drafted in the second round of the National Football League
draft. Alexander joins David Hughes
(Seattle Seahawks—1981), Rick Woods (Pittsburgh Steelers—1982), Marcus Koch
(Washington Redskins—1986) and Daryn Colledge (Green Bay Packers—2006) as a
second round selection. The choice also
marks the second time that
The 6-0 210-lb. senior was the winner of the Strength "Iron Bronco" Award. He starred in his first season as a safety, leading the Broncos to an undefeated season, Fiesta Bowl Championship and top five ranking. A converted cornerback, Alexander finished the successful season with 33 tackles (23 solo), one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and three pass breakups.
As a junior, Alexander started all 13 games at cornerback
and was sixth on the team in tackles and first in pass breakups. He finished the year with 50 tackles, two for
loss, one interception and 13 pass breakups.
"GA" started all 12 games at cornerback in 2004 and led the team with
five interceptions. He also led the
Western Athletic Conference in that department and was 16th in the
nation. Gerald was fifth in the league
in passes defended and fourth on the Bronco defense with 53 tackles. His incredible leaping ability allowed him to
block a potential game-winning field goal by
During his Boise State career, Alexander led the Broncos to a 46-6 record with appearances in four bowl games, the 2003 Fort Worth Bowl Championship, the 2004 Liberty Bowl, the 2005 MPC Bowl and the 2007 Fiesta Bowl Championship. The Broncos finished in the top fifteen in the nation in 2003 and 2004 and were number five this past year.
Congratulations to Gerald Alexander—the 35th