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Gerald Alexander

For the baseball player, see Gerald Alexander (baseball).
Gerald Alexander
No. --     Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-06-28) June 28, 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Weight: 209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Boise State
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 61
Debuted in 2007 for the Detroit Lions
Career history

Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2011
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Gerald Alexander (born June 28, 1984) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Boise State.

He has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, and New York Jets.

Early years

Attend Rancho Cucamonga High School from 1998–2002, where was a track and field athlete as well.

He was one of the players who helped lead Boise State to their improbable Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma. While at Boise State Alexander was a 4x First-Team All-WAC selection.

Professional career

Detroit Lions

Alexander played all 16 games of his rookie season when safety Daniel Bullocks suffered a season-ending knee injury during a preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. During that 2007 season Gerald recorded 81 tackles, 59 solo and 22 assisted. He also had 2 sacks, interceptions and fumble recoveries.

Jacksonville Jaguars

On June 26, 2009, he was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars for Dennis Northcutt. On October 19, 2010, the Jaguars released Alexander.[1]

Carolina Panthers

On November 23, the Panthers signed Alexander.[2] He became a free agent after the season.

Miami Dolphins

Alexander signed with the Miami Dolphins on August 28, 2011. Alexander was released on September 2, 2011 by the Miami Dolphins. Re-signed on October 19, 2011.

New York Jets

Alexander was signed by the New York Jets on December 13, 2011 to add depth to the safety position following a season-ending injury to starting safety Jim Leonhard.[3] He was released on March 14, 2012.[4]


External links

  • Detroit Lions bio
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