LSU Gold

Eric Alexander Bio - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics

Eric Alexander Bio - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics


(updated 2/11/04)

Played in 39 games with 14 starts … Started all 14 games at linebacker in 2003, ranking fourth on team with 65 tackles … Registered a total of 77 tackles during career … Played first three seasons at a special teams contributor … Moved from safety to linebacker prior to senior season.

Emerged as one of LSU’s top linebackers in 2003 after spending his first four seasons with the Tigers as a special teams standout … Is one of two former safeties that made the move to linebacker for LSU in 2003 (Adrian Mayes is the other) … Gives the Tigers a player with outstanding speed on the edge … Physical specimen that also possesses good wheels for covering running backs out of the backfield … Played and started in all 14 games for the Tigers, registering 65 tackles and 5 sacks … Had 9 tackles that accounted for 34-yards in losses … Returned a fumble 25-yards for a first quarter TD in final game in Tiger Stadium against Arkansas … Led LSU with 6 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, in win over Georgia in SEC Championship Game … Had a sack for a 14-yard loss vs. Auburn … Recorded two tackles for losses in road win over South Carolina … Capped career with 8 tackles, including one for a 1-yard loss vs. Oklahoma in the national championship game.

Special teams standout for the Tigers … Also served as a backup at the Sam linebacker spot … Played in 13 games on special teams and then saw action on defense against Louisiana-Lafayette … Had three tackles in win over Louisiana-Lafayette … Finished season with five tackles.

Key member of LSU’s special teams … Played in seven regular season games as well as the Sugar Bowl … Recorded four tackles … Had two tackles in season opener vs. Tulane and one each against Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

Played in five games for the Tigers as a true freshman … Recorded three tackles, including one for a loss … Saw action against Western Carolina, Houston, Auburn, UAB and Kentucky … Played in both the defensive secondary as well as special teams.

Two-time member of the Port Arthur News Super team … Honorable mention All-State as well as being selected to the All-Metro squad as both a safety and running back … Rushed for 1,782 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior … Also played some quarterback as a senior completing four passes for 151 yards … Rushed for 696 yards and two touchdowns as a junior … Ran a 4.5 40 in high school … Member of the National Honor Society and also participated in Texas Boys State … Earned letter in football, basketball, baseball and track … Coached in high school by George Thompson.

Born Feb. 8, 1982 in Tyler, Texas … Parents are Tracy and Deanna Porter … Has three siblings – Nijeul, Sijourney, and Traci … Majoring in engineering.

Alexander’s Career Defensive Stats


COX Communications

Hancock Whitney


Rouses Markets

Our Lady of the Lake Hospital


Peoples Health

Planet Fitness - Team LSU

Bridgeway Healthcare & Hospice

Louisiana BMW Centers

Louisiana Lottery

Walk-Ons Bistreaux & Bar - Tiger Partner

Academy Sports + Outdoors

Campus Federal Credit Union


Community Coffee

Gulf Coast Office Products

Louisiana Fish Fry



Visit Baton Rouge