Eric Alexander (football player)

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Eric Alexander (#45) at the 2006 Patriots Training Camp.

Eric Alexander is a National Football League linebacker for the New England Patriots. He was born on February 8, 1982 in Tyler, Texas. Eric is 6' 2" tall and weighs 240 pounds.

College Football

Alexander attended Louisiana State University (LSU), playing in 39 games and starting 14 in his career there. Playing on the special teams coverage unit, at strong safety, and outside linebacker, Alexander made a total of 77 tackles, five sacks, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and five defended passes in his career as a LSU Tiger.

NFL Career

Coming out of college as a undrafted, unrestricted free agent in 2004, Alexander was signed by the New England Patriots. Eric spent most of his rookie 2004 season and 2005 on the Patriots practice squad. He did however play in four games with the Patriots in those two years and made 3 tackles while playing on special teams coverage unit. In 2006, Alexander played in 14 regular season games with the Patriots as a special teams player and backup middle linebacker and made 14 total tackles. Playing in all of the Patriots postseason games in 2006, he made 15 total tackles, 1 sack and knocked down a pass. He made his first NFL start in the AFC Championship game vs the Indianapolis Colts. In the game he had 10 solo tackles and made his first career NFL sack.

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