Kwon Alexander is a linebacker for the New York Jets, who compete in American football and are members of the National Football League. He attended Louisiana State University, where he participated in collegiate football. In the 2015 National Football League Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him in the fourth round.
In Oxford, Alabama, where he grew up, Alexander received his high school education. Alexander was a standout on the defensive side of the ball in 2010, when he recorded 144 tackles, 17 sacks, and six forced fumbles (three recoveries).
However, he was sidelined for the majority of his senior season in 2011 due to a knee injury. In 2010, he had posted 144 tackles, 17 sacks, and six forced fumbles. Oxford concluded the season with a record of 12-2 and advanced to the AHSAA Class 6A state semi-finals, where they faced Marlon Humphrey’s Hoover and were defeated 32-22.
Alexander was a member of the black team for the Under Armour All-American Game and took part in the competition. He was selected as one of the finalists for the High School Butkus Award, which is presented yearly to the linebacker who excels the most across the country.
He was also recognized as a member of the 2011 ESPN All-Alabama Football Team and received an honorable mention for the Class 6A All-State Football Team.
At Oxford, Alexander was also a track and field athlete, and he qualified for the state meet on multiple occasions. He ran a 100-meter dash in 11.24 seconds and a 200-meter dash in 22.99 seconds, both of which were personal bests, and he finished ninth in the 100-meter dash and seventh in the 200-meter dash, respectively, at the 2011 AHSAA 6A Section 4 competition.
How Much Does Kwon Alexander Make?
Kwon Alexander gets paid an average of $1,272,500 per year. Alexander’s base salary in 2022 will be $1,120,000. He will also get a signing bonus of $152,500. His cap hit will be $1,047,500.