Wyoming: Made his Husker debut against the Cowboys, but didn’t record any stats. Southern Miss: Didn’t play against the Golden Eagles. UCLA: Saw time off the bench, but didn’t record any stats. SDSU: Made three tackles against the Jackrabbits, including two solo stops. Illinois: Made three tackles for the second straight game, including two solo stop. Purdue: Made his first career start in the 44-7 win... intercepted a first-quarter pass and returned it 12 yards, the first interception of his career. Minnesota: Saw time off the bench, but didn’t record any stats. Northwestern: Produced a career-high five tackles off the bench, all solo stops. Michigan: Came off the bench to make three tackles in NU’s 17-13 road win. Michigan State: Came off the bench to make five tackles, including three solo stops.
LeRoy Alexander is among a group of talented young players who will look to make a bid for playing time in a veteran Husker secondary this fall. The 6-0, 190-pound Alexander spent the spring working at safety and will continue his bid for playing time at that spot into fall camp.
Alexander is also expected to be a candidate to contend for playing time on the Huskers’ special teams unit. Alexander is part of the Huskers’ recent strong recruiting efforts in Ohio.
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.
Alexander was born on Jan. 20, 1994, and he is the son of LeRoy and Theresa Alexander.