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#48 Donnie Alexander Season 2024

New Orleans, La.
High School
Edna Karr HS

Four-year letterwinner at linebacker for the Tigers from 2014-17 … Played in 45 games with 11 starts … Compiled 105 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack … Started eight games as a senior in 2017 … Four-year special teams standout.

Played in nine games, starting eight times … Registered 51 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery … Missed bowl game vs. Notre Dame (shoulder) … Best game of career came in win over Arkansas in Tiger Stadium as he recorded a career-high 12 tackles … The following week in what was the final game of his college career in a win over Texas A&M, had two tackles and returned a fumble 33-yards setting up a field goal and a 6-0 LSU lead … Had eight tackles in win over Chattanooga in what was his first action of the season … Sat out BYU game … Added eight tackles and forced a fumble vs. Troy … Had a sack for a 9-yard loss in win over Florida in Gainesville.

Played in all 12 games with two starts … Started wins over Texas A&M and Louisville in the Citrus Bowl in place of an injured Kendell Beckwith … Saw extended action against Florida … Finished year with 45 tackles, two quarterback hurries, one pass breakup and an interception … Tied a career-high with eight tackles against Florida … Other eight-tackle game came in win over Jacksonville State in home opener … Had five tackles in win over Texas A&M … Closed out season with four tackles against Louisville in the Citrus Bowl … In that game, LSU held Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson without a TD for the first time all season … Other four-tackle games came against Mississippi State, Missouri and Southern Miss … Against Arkansas, intercepted a pass in the first quarter and returned it 14 yards to the Razorback 18-yard line, setting up an LSU touchdown.

Played in 12 games with one start … First start of career came in place of Deion Jones in win over Syracuse … Had one tackle in road win over Syracuse … Saw most of his action on special teams … Recorded 12 total tackles … Had career-best three tackles in wins over Eastern Michigan and Western Kentucky … Recovered a fumble on kickoff coverage in the third quarter against Ole Miss that led to an LSU touchdown six plays later that pulled the Tigers to within 24-17.

Played in 12 games with most of his action coming on special teams as a true freshman in 2014 … One of 17 true freshmen to see game action for LSU … Played in every contest except for the Florida game … Finished with one tackle, which came in road win over Texas A&M … Backup linebacker on defense for the Tigers.

Rated a four-star prospect by … A composite three-star recruit by 247Sports and ranked as the 19th overall outside linebacker prospect by … Finished his senior season with 97 tackles, six sacks and two interceptions … Racked up 137 tackles as a junior … Participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl … Ranked as the 17th best prospect in Louisiana by ESPN and the No. 22 Louisiana prospect by 247Sports … A member of the ESPN 300 … Honored on the Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen … Coached by Nathaniel Jones.

Parents are Nicole Charles and Donnie Alexander Sr. … Born Nov. 10, 1995 … Majoring in engineering.

Total tackles: 12 vs. Arkansas, 2017
Tackles for loss: 1 at Florida, 2017
Interceptions: 1 at Arkansas, 2016
Pass Breakups: 1, twice (Last: at Texas A&M, 2016; First: vs. Southern Miss, 2016)

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