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#18 LeRoy Alexander
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
High School: Whitmer
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Honors & Awards
» Honorable-Mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013)

2014 Outlook
Sophomore LeRoy Alexander is one of several young players in the Nebraska secondary expected to play an increased role for the Blackshirts in 2014. The 6-0, 200-pound Alexander earned a spot in the regular rotation at safety last season and showed the ability to be a quality performer for the next three seasons.

Alexander is a leading contender for a starting safety job this fall. Senior Corey Cooper returns at one spot, with Alexander one of the frontrunners to earn the other starting role. In addition to his role in the secondary last fall, Alexander also stepped up on special teams, and could factor into those units this season.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Alexander played in all 13 games both at safety and on special teams. He earned his only start of the season at Purdue when Nebraska opened with six defensive backs.
Alexander finished with 34 tackles, including 28 solo stops, and made 27 of his tackles in the final six games. He had a season-high five tackles in games against Penn State, Michigan State, Northwestern and Georgia in the Gator Bowl. Alexander also made four stops, including a tackle for loss, against Iowa.

He had his first career interception at Purdue and broke up a pass against the Boilermakers. Alexander added a fumble recovery against Illinois. Alexander was among the special teams leaders with five stops on coverage units.

2012 (Freshman)
LeRoy Alexander redshirts his first season at Nebraska.

Before Nebraska (Whitmer HS)
Alexander joined the 2012 class in late January and has the ability to play either side of the ball. The 6-0, 185-pound Alexander starred as a senior at Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio, helping Coach Joe Palka’s team to a 13-1 record. Whitmer advanced to the Division I (largest class) state semifinals before losing to eventual state champion Cleveland St. Ignatius. Alexander was a valuable member of the secondary, racking up 43 tackles, seven pass breakups and a pair of interceptions. He was also an explosive threat on offense, with 60 rushes for 665 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had one touchdown reception. Alexander played at Springfield High in Holland, Ohio, as a sophomore and junior before transferring for his senior season. Alexander helped Springfield to a 9-3 record in 2010, when he was a teammate of NU redshirt freshman defensive lineman Kevin Williams. Alexander was coached by current NU graduate assistant Vince Marrow at Springfield in 2009. Alexander also had a scholarship offer from Toledo, and was drawing strong interest from Michigan State before deciding on Nebraska. Alexander was ranked as the No. 60 “athlete” prospect in the country according to Rivals.com. A talented two-sport standout, Alexander was an honorable-mention all-state pick in basketball for Springfield High School in 2011, and he helped Whitmer to a 23-2 record and top-10 ranking in Ohio in 2012. Alexander and fellow Ohio product Greg McMullen (Akron) give Nebraska six signees from Ohio in Bo Pelini’s five recruiting classes as head coach, including four in the past two seasons.
Personal
Alexander was born on Jan. 20, 1994, and he is the son of LeRoy and Theresa Alexander.

Alexander's Career Statistics

 

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QB

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

INT  

Hry.

2012           Redshirt          
2013 13-1 28 6 34 1-2 0.0-0 0-1 0 1 1 0

Totals

13-1

28  

6  

34 

1-2

0.0-0

0-1

0

1  

1

0

Single-Game Highs
» Tackles -
5 vs. Northwestern (2013), vs. Michigan State (2013), at Penn State (2013), vs. Georgia (2013)
» Solo Tackles - 5 vs. Northwestern (2013), vs. Georgia (2013)
» Tackles for Loss - 1 vs. Iowa (2013)
» Pass Breakups - 1 at Purdue (2013)
» Interceptions - 1 at Purdue (2013)

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