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#27 Eric Alexander Season 2024

Port Arthur, Texas
High School
Stephen F. Austin HS

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

Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Int.
2000 Fr. 5-0 2 1 3 1-1 0-0 0
2001 So. 7-0 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0
2002 Jr. 13-0 1 4 5 0-0 0-0 0
2003 Sr. 14-14 51 14 65 9-34 5-36 0
TOTALS 39-14 56 21 77 10-34 5-36 0

From “Meet the Tigers”

What is your favorite movie? The Color Purple
What is your favorite book? Go Tell It On The Mountain
What is your favorite TV show? The Cosby Show and Cheers
Describe what your favorite meal would be: A fully loaded 2 lb. Double Cheeseburger
What is the best song of all time? Lean On Me
Playstation2 or Xbox? Xbox
NCAA Football 2004 or Madden 2004? Madden 2004
What is your favorite video game of all time? Super Mario Brothers
What is your favorite actor? Sidney Portier
What are your hobbies outside of football? Singing, movies, bowling, board games and card games
Who is a role model for you in football? Trev Faulk
If you could meet any one person, living or dead, you would it be? Malcolm X
What is your favorite Halloween costume from your childhood? He-Man


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