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#38 Dan Alexander
Position: Fullback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 250
Year: Freshman
City/State: Wentzville, Mo.
High School: Wentzville
  • Selected in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft by Tennessee
  • 2000 Team Co-Captain as chosen by his teammates
  • 2000 Guy Chamberlain Nebraska Senior Award
  • 2000 Doak Walker Award Semifinalist (1 of 8)
  • 2000 First-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches)
  • 2000 Alamo Bowl Most Valuable Player
  • 2000 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week Nominee (vs. San Jose State, at Kansas State)
  • 10th on Nebraska's All-Time Rushing List (2,456 Yards)
  • 2000 Second-Team All-Big 12 (AP, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News)
  • Two-Time Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 (1999, 2000)
  • Two-Time Bank of America Community Champion (1999, 2000)
  • 1999 AFCA Good Works Team (1 of 11)
  • 1999 Disney Wide World of Sports Spirit Award Finalist
  • 1999 Big 12 Conference Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award
  • 1999 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week vs. Colorado
  • 1999 ABC Player of the Game (vs. Texas and Colorado)
  • 1998 Honorable-Mention Academic All-Big 12
  • Five-Time Brook Berringer Citizenship Team Member (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
  • 1997 Nebraska Lifter of the Year Award
  • 1997 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
  • Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll (1996, 1997, 1998)
  • Three-Time Big 12 Commissinoer's Spring Honor Roll (1997, 1998, 2000)
  • Two-Time Nebraska Lifter of the Year Award Finalist (1997, 1998)
  • NU Position Record (IB) for Performance Index (3,144, fourth-best all time); 40-Yard Dash Points (968); and Pro-Agility Run Points (1997)

A Doak Walker Award semifinalist, Dan Alexander displayed his strength and agility as a senior in 2000.  One of six Nebraska captains, Alexander produced seven 100-yard rushing games in 2000, including a regular-season career-best 208 yards on 17 carries against San Jose State in the season opener.  Alexander took 20 carries for 240 yards in the 2000 Alamo Bowl en route to earning MVP honors.  He became Nebraska's first 1,000-yard rusher under Coach Frank Solich with his 130-yard performance against Kansas State.  Alexander was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the NFL draft as the 192nd overall pick.

A first-team All-Big 12 Conference I-back, Alexander finished his career ranked 10th on Nebraska's all-time rushing list with 2,456 yards.

Alexander's athletic talent is mesmerizing.  He owns the fourth-best Performance Index all time at Nebraska with 3,144 points.  He owns a 1.62 electronic 10-yard dash time and a 4.53 in the 40.  He was a two-time finalist for the Nebraska Lifter of the Year Award and was the first freshman to win the award in 1997.

Alexander started all 12 games, with 11 starts at I-back and one at fullback (at Kansas State) in 2000 and ranked 21st nationally with 104.9 yards per game.  With 1,154 yards rushing, Alexander average an impressive 6.3 yards per carry.  He scored 20 rushing touchdowns and had 13 100-yard rushing games in his career, including seven in 2000.  In 1999, Alexander took over the Husker starting I-back job in the third game.  He started 10 of the last 11 games to finish second on the team with 865 rushing yards.

Year

G/S

Att.

Gain

Loss

Net

Y/A

Y/G

Long

TDs

1997

6/0

16

74

6

68

4.3

11.3

18 vs. TTech

0

1998

9/2

70

382

13

369

5.2

41.0

22 vs. Texas

4

1999

12/9

134

902

37

865

6.5

72.1

80 vs. CU

8

2000

11/11

182

1,174

20

1,154

6.3

104.9

56 vs. SJSU 

8

Totals 38/22 402 2,532 76 2,456 6.1 57.2 80 vs. CU 20

*Redshirted in 1996

1998 Orange Bowl vs. Tennessee: Rushing 1-1
1998 Holiday Bowl vs. Arizona: DNP-injured
2000 Fiesta Bowl vs. Tennessee: Rushing 21-108-1
2000 Alamo Bowl vs. Northwestern: Rushing 20-240-2

Receiving: 4-56-0 in 1999; 2-17-0 in 2000
Most Rushing Attempts - 24 vs. Notre Dame, 2000
Most Rushing Yards - 240 vs. Northwestern, 2000 
Long Rush/TD Rush - 80 vs. Colorado, 1999
Most TDs Rushing - 3 vs. Iowa State, 1998; Colorado, 1999
Number of Career Rushes of 25-plus yards - 14; 5 in 1999; 9 in 2000
Number of Career Rushes of 45-plus yards - 5; 3 in 1999; 2 in 2000
Number of 100-yard Rushing Games: 14
1998: 1; 110 vs. Iowa State
1999: 5; 135 vs. Iowa State, 136 vs. Texas, 135 vs. Texas A&M, 180 vs. Colorado, 108 vs. Tennessee (Fiesta Bowl)
2000: 8; 208 vs. San Jose State, 144 vs. Notre Dame, 113 vs, Iowa, 113 vs. Texas Tech, 104 vs. Baylor, 119 vs. Kansas, 130 vs. Kansas State, 240 vs. Northwestern (Alamo Bowl)
 
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