Position
Tailback
Class
Senior
Hometown
Galveston, Texas
High School
Ball HS

2012 College Football Hall of Fame
1993 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame
1989 LSU Athletics Hall of Fame
1978 Heisman Trophy Finalist
1978 First Team All-America (Kodak/American Football Coaches Association, FWAA, Sporting News, National Editorial Alliance)
1978 First Team All-SEC (UPI, AP)
1977 First team All-America (UPI, Kodak/American Football Coaches Association, FWAA, Sporting News, National Editorial Alliance)
1977 SEC Most Valuable Player
1977 First Team All-SEC (UPI, AP)
1977 Heisman Finalist
1975 SEC Freshman of the Year

CAREER
One of 10 LSU two-time First Team All-Americans … Rushed for 4,035 yards and 40 touchdowns on 855 carries in his LSU career … accounted for 49 receptions for 431 yards and 2 touchdowns … Went 1 for 2 passing for 17 yards … Accounted for 330 yards in two bowl games … Set 27 school records, 3 of which still stand to this day … Currently holds school record for most rushes in a game (43) (1977), most yards in a season (1686) (1977), and most yards gained per game in a season (153.3) (1977) … Set SEC records for: rushing yards gained in a single-season (1,686) (1977); rushing yards gained for a career (4,035) (1975-1978); rushing yards per game in a single-season (153.3) (1977); rushing touchdowns in a single-season (17) (1977); rushing touchdowns for a career (40) (1975-1978) … Drafted with the 12th pick of the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft by Cincinnati and played in Super Bowl XVI … Selected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012 … Selected to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 … Selected to the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1989 … Rushed for 2,645 yards in seven seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.

SENIOR SEASON (1978)
1978 First Team All-SEC tailback … rushed for 1,172 yards and 14 touchdowns on 281 carries … Was the team’s second leading receiver with 28 receptions for 263 yards and 2 touchdowns … had 1 incomplete pass attempt … Rushed 24 times for 133 yards in the 1978 Liberty Bowl … finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting … First team All-American … First team All-SEC.

JUNIOR SEASON (1977)
1977 First Team All-SEC tailback … Rushed for 1686 yards and 17 touchdowns on 311 carries … added 12 receptions for 80 yards and 1 complete pass on 1 attempt for 17 yards … Rushed 31 times for 197 yards in the 1977 Sun Bowl … First team All-American … First team All-SEC …

SOPHOMORE SEASON (1976)
Rushed for 876 yards and 7 touchdowns on 155 carries … Added 8 receptions for 82 yards.

FRESHMAN SEASON (1975)
Named freshman of the year in the SEC … Rushed for 301 yards and 2 touchdowns on 108 carries … added 1 reception for 6 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played at Galveston Ball High School … Two-time all-district halfback … named to the Texas “Super Team,” after the 1974 season.

PERSONAL
Born July 28, 1957, in Galveston, Texas … Nicknamed “Alexander the Great.”

* The NCAA did not include team/individual bowl stats toward in official totals until 2002.

Charles Alexander Game-by-Game Rushing Statistics

1975 (Freshman)
Date Opponent Rush Yds. TD Long
Sept.13 at #6 Nebraska 8 -2 0 5
Sept. 20 #11 Texas A&M 8 3 0 3
Sept. 27 vs. Rice (Shreveport) 15 39 0 16
Oct. 4 #20 Florida 11 30 0 6
Oct. 11 at #19 Tennessee 5 5 0 4
Oct. 18 Kentucky 3 1 0 4
Oct. 25 #20 South Carolina 14 53 0 13
Nov. 1 at Ole Miss (Jackson) 12 65 0 28
Nov. 8 #5 Alabama 7 16 0 10
Nov. 15 Mississippi St. 4 10 0 5
Nov. 22 at Tulane 21 81 2 16
  1975 Totals – 11 Games 108 301 2 28
1976 (Sophomore)
Date Opponent Rush Yds. TD Long
Sept. 11 #1 Nebraska 8 17 0 5
Sept. 18 Oregon St. 14 81 0 21
Sept. 25 Rice 12 36 1 16
Oct. 2 at #19 Florida 13 65 0 17
Oct. 9 Vanderbilt 17 152 1 43
Oct. 16 at Kentucky 11 68 0 17
Oct. 30 Ole Miss 16 138 1 64
Nov. 6 at #15 Alabama (Birmingham) 9 43 0 13
Nov. 13 at Mississippi St. (Jackson) 15 74 0 15
Nov. 20 Tulane 18 61 2 11
Nov. 27 Utah 22 141 2 20
  1976 Totals – 11 Games 155 876 7 64
1977 (Junior)
Date Opponent Rush Yds. TD Long
Sept. 17 at Indiana 24 117 2 16
Sept. 24 Rice 16 155 0 33
Oct. 1 #9 Florida 31 170 2 15
Oct. 8 at Vanderbilt 26 183 3 25
Oct. 15 #12 Kentucky 25 87 0 17
Oct. 22 Oregon 31 237 4 20
Oct. 29 at Ole Miss (Jackson) 23 61 1 9
Nov. 5 #2 Alabama 22 110 0 25
Nov. 12 Mississippi St. 29 136 1 43
Nov. 19 at Tulane 41 199 1 28
Nov. 26 Wyoming 43 231 3 24
Dec. 31 vs. Stanford (Sun Bowl) * 31 197 1 53
  1977 Totals * – 12 Games 342 1,883 18 53
1978 (Senior)
Date Opponent Rush Yds. TD Long
Sept. 16 Indiana 32 144 2 15
Sept. 23 Wake Forest 31 123 2 32
Sept. 30 at Rice 24 144 2 19
Oct. 7 at Florida 40 156 1 16
Oct. 14 Georgia 22 81 1 19
Oct. 21 at Kentucky 23 64 0 9
Nov. 4 Ole Miss 28 147 2 64
Nov. 11 at #3 Alabama (Birmingham) 14 46 0 13
Nov. 18 at Mississippi St. (Jackson) 20 57 2 12
Nov. 25 Tulane 28 156 1 64
Dec. 2 Wyoming 19 54 1 9
Dec. 23 vs. #18 Missouri (Liberty Bowl)* 24 133 1 23
  1978 Totals* – 12 Games 305 1,305 15 64
  Career Totals* 910 4,365 42 64

Charles Alexander Game-by-Game Receiving Statistics

1975 (Freshman)
Date Opponent Rec. Yds. TD Long
Sept.13 at #6 Nebraska 0 0 0
Sept. 20 #11 Texas A&M 0 0 0
Sept. 27 vs. Rice (Shreveport) 0 0 0
Oct. 4 #20 Florida 0 0 0
Oct. 11 at #19 Tennessee 0 0 0
Oct. 18 Kentucky 0 0 0
Oct. 25 #20 South Carolina 0 0 0
Nov. 1 at Ole Miss (Jackson) 0 0 0
Nov. 8 #5 Alabama 1 6 0 6
Nov. 15 Mississippi St. 0 0 0
Nov. 22 at Tulane 0 0 0
  1975 Totals – 11 Games 1 6 0 6
1976 (Sophomore)
Date Opponent Rec. Yds. TD Long
Sept. 11 #1 Nebraska 0 0 0
Sept. 18 Oregon St. 1 9 0 9
Sept. 25 Rice 3 28 0 22
Oct. 2 at #19 Florida 2 14 0 7
Oct. 9 Vanderbilt 0 0 0
Oct. 16 at Kentucky 1 -2 0 -2
Oct. 30 Ole Miss 0 0 0
Nov. 6 at #15 Alabama (Birmingham) 0 0 0
Nov. 13 at Mississippi St. (Jackson) 0 0 0
Nov. 20 Tulane 1 33 0 33
Nov. 27 Utah 0 0 0
  1976 Totals – 11 Games 8 82 0 33
1977 (Junior)
Date Opponent Rec. Yds. TD Long
Sept. 17 at Indiana 1 6 0 6
Sept. 24 Rice 0 0 0
Oct. 1 #9 Florida 1 4 0 4
Oct. 8 at Vanderbilt 2 17 0 9
Oct. 15 #12 Kentucky 0 0 0
Oct. 22 Oregon 0 0 0
Oct. 29 at Ole Miss (Jackson) 3 31 0 32
Nov. 5 #2 Alabama 1 4 0 4
Nov. 12 Mississippi St. 2 1 0 1
Nov. 19 at Tulane 1 1 0 1
Nov. 26 Wyoming 1 16 0 16
Dec. 31 vs. Stanford (Sun Bowl)* 2 5 0 6
  1977 Totals* – 12 Games 14 85 0 32
1978 (Senior)
Date Opponent Rec. Yds. TD Long
Sept. 16 Indiana 2 5 0 6
Sept. 23 Wake Forest 0 0 0
Sept. 30 at Rice 1 4 0 4
Oct. 7 at Florida 3 16 0 14
Oct. 14 Georgia 1 10 0 10
Oct. 21 at Kentucky 11 94 1 44
Nov. 4 Ole Miss 1 25 1 25
Nov. 11 at #3 Alabama (Birmingham) 3 17 0 13
Nov. 18 at Mississippi St. (Jackson) 1 36 0 36
Nov. 25 Tulane 2 11 0 10
Dec. 2 Wyoming 3 45 0 30
Dec. 23 vs. #18 Missouri (Liberty Bowl)* 1 12 0 12
  1978 Totals* – 12 Games 29 275 2 44
  Career Totals* – 46 Games 52 448 2 44
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