Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)
Redshirt freshman Quayshon Alexander will head into 2017 ready to compete for playing time for the Husker defense. The 6-3, 245-pound Alexander has good size and athleticism for the linebacker position and has shown the versatility to compete for action at either outside or inside linebacker in the Huskers’ 3-4 defensive scheme. Alexander was one of the top defensive prospects on the East Coast in 2016.
Alexander sat out as a redshirt in his first season in the program.
Before Nebraska (De Paul Catholic HS)
Alexander was a standout defender and tight end for Coach John McKenna at De Paul Catholic High in Wayne, N.J.. Alexander helped De Paul Catholic to a championship in the Non-Public Group 3 division of the NJSIAA playoffs in 2015. Alexander made 45 tackles, including nine tackles for loss and five sacks in his senior season. He also added five hurries. For his effort as a senior, Alexander was a third-team All-Non-Public selection.
During his junior season, Alexander helped De Paul Catholic to an 8-4 record. He had an impressive 19.5 sacks for 119 yards, while adding an additional 17 tackles for loss. Alexander had 75 tackles, including 49 solo, and added nine quarterback hurries. On offense, Alexander averaged nearly 30 yards on eight receptions. He earned first-team all-state honors from NJ.com for his work in 2014 and was also on the outlet’s All-Non-Public Team.
Alexander first made an impact as a sophomore, helping his team to a 10-2 record. Alexander totaled 33 tackles, including nine sacks and six tackles for loss.
Alexander was ranked among the top 300 overall prospects in the nation and top 10 players in New Jersey by both ESPN and 247 Sports. Scout.com listed Alexander as the top outside linebacker in New Jersey. Alexander also visited Indiana, Michigan, Pittsburgh and Rutgers, and had offers from Notre Dame, Iowa and Wisconsin among others.
Quayshon was born on March 15, 1998, and is the son of Carla Alexander. He has not declared a major, but earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2016. He was a member of both the Tom Osborne and Brook Berringer Citizenship Teams in 2017. He has volunteered with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes and local hospital outreach visits.