Curtis Alexander
No. 40, 32
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1974-06-11) June 11, 1974 (age 48)
Memphis, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Memphis (TN) Whitehaven
College:Alabama
NFL Draft:1998 / Round: 4 / Pick: 122
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Curtis Alexander (born June 11, 1974) is a former gridiron football player. He played four years of college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide, from 1994 to 1997. He later played professional football in the XFL, NFL Europe, and Canadian Football League. During the 2002 Frankfurt Galaxy season, he set an NFL Europe single-game total yardage record with 279 yards against Barcelona.

Early years

Alexander played high school football at Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tennessee. He was a high school All-American, compiled over 2,300 rushing yards as a senior, and was selected Tennessee's high school Player of the Year.[1][2][3] He once rushed for 479 yard in a single game for Whitehaven.[4] That 2,346 yards rushing as a senior is still standing as the Whitehaven High School regular season rushing record .

Alabama

Alexander committed to Alabama in 1993 and was redshirted that fall. He played four years of college football for the Crimson Tide from 1994 to 1997.[2][3][5][6][7] As a senior in 1997, Alexander totaled 720 rushing yards, 133 receiving yards, and scored eight touchdowns.[4] At the end of his senior season, he was invited to play in the 1997 Blue–Gray Football Classic. He helped lead the Gray to a victory in the game with a 46-yard touchdown catch.[8]

Professional football

Alexander was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of 1998 draft (122nd overall pick). Alexander did not make the 52-man roster and was waived by Denver on August 28, 1998. On August 31, 1998, Alexander was signed to Denver's practice squad and remained there for entire 1998 season.[9][10] During 1999 training camp, Alexander was waived by Broncos and signed a free agent contract with Miami Dolphins on February 8, 2000. In 2001, Alexander played for the Birmingham Thunderbolts in the XFL where he rushed for 81 yards on 18 carries and returned 15 kicks for 318 yards.[4] He also played for the Frankfurt Galaxy of the NFL Europe during the 2002 season.[11] He set an NFL Europe single-game total yardage record with 279 yards against Barcelona in 2002.[12] Alexander played one game with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2002 season.[13]

References

  1. ^ Back gains 396 yards
  2. ^ a b Keeping Faith: Curtis Alexander ready to run for Bama
  3. ^ a b Tide's Alexander hoping, praying for an injury-free season in 1996
  4. ^ a b c Alexander's XFL profile.
  5. ^ Alexander Plays Well In Pressure Situation
  6. ^ Tide's other Alexander's turn to star: Curtis Alexander shakes off injuries to lead Bama
  7. ^ Alexander Commits To Alabama
  8. ^ Alabama Backs Lead Gray To Classic Win: Riddle, Scissum, Alexander Score in Victory
  9. ^ Broncos Back Can't Gain Any Ground: Alexander Awaiting Chance to Impress in Preseason Game
  10. ^ Alexander gets his chance: Rookie from Alabama didn't play against Rams
  11. ^ Allen Wilson (May 8, 2002). "European Vacation: Bills Running Back Curtis Alexander Is a Star in the Frankfurt Galaxy". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014.
  12. ^ Anthony Haggerty (May 9, 2003). "American football: I'll put the bite on Galaxy; Ken hungry for revenge". Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland).
  13. ^ Maher, Tod; Gill, Bob (2013). The Canadian Pro Football Encyclopedia: Every Player, Coach and Game, 1946–2012. Maher Sports Media. p. 142. ISBN 978-0983513667.