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Alex Molden
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Personal information
Born: (1973-08-04) August 4, 1973 (age 50)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
NFL draft:1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:5

Alex M. Molden (born August 4, 1973) is an American former professional football player who was a defensive back in the National Football League (NFL). He was selected in the first round with the 11th overall pick in the 1996 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints.[1] He played between 1996 and 2004 for the New Orleans Saints, the San Diego Chargers and the Detroit Lions.[2]

College career

Molden played college football at the University of Oregon and was on the team that reached the 1995 Rose Bowl. He was redshirted in 1991. In 1992 he had 55 tackles, four interceptions, and 19 passes broken up. He suffered a devastating knee injury in the Independence Bowl, and tore his anterior cruciate, medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments. He came back after a nine-month rehabilitation to start nine games in 1993. He was selected as an All-Pacific 10 cornerback in 1994, and was an All-Pacific 10/Football Coaches Association All-American and Associated Press second-team All-American in 1995.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump
5 ft 9+12 in
(1.77 m)
186 lb
(84 kg)
32+18 in
(0.82 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
4.47 s 1.54 s 2.57 s 3.98 s 40.0 in
(1.02 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
All values from NFL Combine[3][4]
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Personal life

Alex Molden and his wife, Christin, have eight children.[5] His son Elijah played college football at Washington and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 3rd round of the 2021 NFL draft.[6] Currently, Molden is a motivational speaker located in Portland.[7]


  1. ^ "1996 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-03-30.
  2. ^ NFL profile
  3. ^ "Alex Molden, Combine Results, CB - Oregon".
  4. ^ "Alex Molden RAS". Retrieved March 30, 2022.
  5. ^ Jude, Adam (2017-01-25). "Cornerback Elijah Molden, a jewel of UW's recruiting class, trades family's Oregon Ducks green for Huskies purple". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
  6. ^ Cornerback Elijah Molden, a jewel of UW’s recruiting class, trades family’s Oregon Ducks green for Huskies purple
  7. ^ "Alex Molden Speaks".