Honors & Awards
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
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.
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.
Alexander's Career Statistics
» 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)