Honors & Awards » Honorable-Mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2014)
LeRoy Alexander will return to the competition for playing time at safety this spring, giving Nebraska an athletic presence on the back end of the defense. Alexander saw significant playing time as a redshirt freshman in 2013, before sitting out of competition last fall.
The 6-0, 195-pound Alexander is one of 10 returning letterwinners in the defensive backfield, making the position one of the deepest for the 2015 Huskers. In addition to his work in the secondary, Alexander also has experience on special teams.
2014 (Sophomore) Alexander practiced with the team, but was suspended from competition for the 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 had 27 of his tackles in the final six games. He had a season-high five tackles four times, including the Gator Bowl against Georgia. 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. He was among the special teams leaders with five stops on coverage units.
2012 (Redshirt) Alexander redshirted in his first season in the Nebraska program in 2012.
Before Nebraska (Whitmer HS) Alexander was a versatile player who 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 junior defensive lineman Kevin Williams. 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.
Personal Alexander was born on Jan. 20, 1994, and he is the son of LeRoy and Theresa Alexander. He is majoring in sociology and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for the spring 2014 semester. Alexander has volunteered his time with the Uplifting Athletes Road Race, the Bryan LGH Kids Health and Safety Fair, local hospital and community center outreach events, Husker Heroes and at College View Academy as a guest reader.
Alexander's Career Statistics
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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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