Inside LB Countdown: Alexander’s Career Notes

Here is a look at the statistical milestones and career accolades of LSU's Kwon Alexander, the sixth-ranked inside linebacker in this year's draft, according to the league's head scout. Alexander's pro day is Friday. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Kwon Alexander started 23-of-32 games at Louisiana State – 11 as a strong-side outside line-backer and 12 on the weak-side…Finished with 167 tackles (78 solos), 1.5 sacks, 15.0 stops for losses and seven quarterback pressures…Had six pass deflections, as he caused three fumbles and recovered two others.

Season Notes

2014 SEASON

Alexander overcame early-season injury woes to earn All-Southeastern Conference first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report and ESPN, adding second-team recognition from the Associated Press and the league’s coaches…He suffered a neck stinger in the Wisconsin contest and was re-injured vs. Sam Houston State, missing the Louisiana-Monroe game…In 12 starting assignments, he led the team with a career-high 90 tackles (40 solos), posting 1.5 sacks, 7.5 stops for losses and five quarterback pressures…Also caused two fumbles and deflected one pass.

2014 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Registered a team-leading eight tackles and two stops for losses vs. Wisconsin, as LSU’s defense held the Badgers to 32 yards on 19 plays over the final 27:24 of the contest and the Tigers erased a 17-point deficit, despite a stinger suffered by Alexander...Racked up a season-best 13 tackles vs. Mississippi State, as he also stripped MSU quarterback Dak Prescott on the opening play of the second half, which led to Tigers defensive end Danielle Hunter’s 25-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown...Collected 10 tackles, high-lighted by 1.5 stops for losses and forced a fumble at Florida. The forced fumble led to LSU’s opening touchdown...Picked up eight tackles and a career-high 2.5 stops for loss vs. Ole Miss and notched 10 tackles, along with his first career sack vs. Alabama...Added seven tackles and a half sack at Texas A&M...Closed out his career with an 11-tackle showing vs. Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl.

2013 SEASON

Alexander played in 13 games, earning nine starting assignments at strong-side out-side linebacker, as he finished fourth on the team in total tackles with 65, which included 30 solo hits...Added 6.5 stops for losses of 14 yards, four pass deflections and one QB pressure...Had two games with double-figure tackles, including career-best 14 vs. Furman, a game where he also made two stops-for-loss...Registered 10 tackles and a stop for a 2-yard loss in a win over Auburn...Broke up two passes to go with four tackles in a victory over Kent State...In the Florida contest, he delivered seven tackles and a half-tackle for loss.

2012 SEASON

Alexander made an immediate impact as a true freshman, playing in seven games with two starts at strong-side linebacker, as he worked his way into the lineup before suffering a broken ankle vs. Florida...Returned to practice in late November and saw his first action since the injury in the Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. Clemson (one tackle)...Finished his freshman campaign with twelve tackles (8 solos), one stop for a 2-yard loss, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries...Had four tackles in his first career start vs. Towson and started the following week vs. Florida, responding with two tackles and returned a fumble 15-yards... Had a pair of tackles and a fumble recovery in his college debut vs. North Texas.

INJURY REPORT

2014 Season: Alexander suffered a neck stinger vs. Wisconsin, as he was re-injured in the Sam Houston state contest, sitting out LSU’s next game on the schedule vs. Louisiana-Monroe.

2012 Season: Alexander suffered a right ankle fracture vs. Florida, missing the final six regular season games before returning for bowl action.

2011 Season: Suffered a knee anterior cruciate ligament tear during a mid-September game during his high school senior season, missing the rest of the schedule.

AGILITY TESTS

6-foot 3/4, 227 pounds. 4.55 in the 40-yard dash…1.58 10-yard dash…2.68 20-yard dash…4.20 20-yard shuttle…7.14 three-cone drill…36-inch vertical jump…10’-01” broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times…30 ?-inch arm length…9 1/4-inch hands…74 5/8-inch wingspan.


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