Derrick Alexander
No. 90, 94
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1973-11-13) November 13, 1973 (age 50)
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:286 lb (130 kg)
Career information
High school:Jacksonville (FL) Raines
College:Florida State
NFL draft:1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks:20
Player stats at NFL.com

Derrick Alexander (born November 13, 1973) is an American former professional football player who was a defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings and Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected from Florida State University in the first round of the 1995 NFL draft ahead of such big names as Hugh Douglas and Warren Sapp.[1][2][3]

After Alexander retired, he worked in the front office for the Cleveland Browns for several years. Alexander was inducted into the Florida State Hall of Fame in 2007.[4] From 2011 to 2013 he was the head football coach at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School in Spring Hill, Florida.[5]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck TFL Int Yds TD Lng PD FF FR Yds TD
1995 MIN 15 12 34 22 12 2.0 - - - 0 - - 2 1 0 0
1996 MIN 12 9 48 33 15 3.5 - - - 0 - - 0 1 3 0
1997 MIN 14 14 51 35 16 4.5 - - - 0 - - 3 1 0 0
1998 MIN 16 16 42 37 5 7.5 - - - 0 - - 0 0 0 0
1999 CLE 16 16 53 37 16 2.5 5 - - 0 - 1 0 0 0 0
73 67 228 164 64 20.0 5 - - - - 1 5 3 3 0

Playoffs

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck TFL Int Yds TD Lng PD FF FR Yds TD
1996 MIN 1 0 2 2 0 1.0 - - - 0 - - 0 0 0 0
1997 MIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - 0 0 0 0
1998 MIN 2 2 6 3 3 0 - - - 0 - - 0 0 0 0
4 2 8 5 3 1.0 - - - - - 0 0 0 0 0

References

  1. ^ Jim Souhan, "Profile: Derrick Alexander; In a rush to make his mark Drafted ahead of Warren Sapp in 1995, the Vikings' Derrick Alexander was under immediate pressure to produce. Now, Alexander's the one applying pressure - on opposing quarterbacks." Star Tribune, November 19, 1998.
  2. ^ Tim Linafelt, "FSU All-Time Countdown - No. 21 - Derrick Alexander", Miami Herald blog, July 2013.
  3. ^ "1995 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-03-31.
  4. ^ "Florida State Athletic Hall of Fame bio" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2008-06-23.
  5. ^ "FSU great Derrick Alexander no longer Bishop head coach" Archived 2014-08-11 at the Wayback Machine, Tampa Bay Times, April 1, 2014.