One of the most dominant interior linemen in the Pac-10 last season, consistently drawing double-team strategy from opposing offenses . named honorable mention All-Pac-10 for a second straight season last fall ... along with Donnie McCleskey, one of two defensive team captains in 2003 . tabbed second team All-Pac-10 by Athlon Sports in its 2004 preseason magazine . has earned a reputation for stuffing the run and providing internal pressure on the interior line ... one of the nation's premier recruits three years ago ... a massive player with all the tools to develop into a college All-American ... has a great combination of size, strength and instincts ... runs a 4.8 in 40-yard dash . 2003 . spearheaded strong defensive efforts against such teams as Southern Mississippi (defensive shutout), Washington (293 yards, 7 points), Arizona (14 points), UCLA (228 yards, two TDs) and USC (24 points in regulation) . given the Brick Muller Award as the team's most valuable defensive lineman after surpassing his career-high in tackles this year with 33 stops . 2002 ... blossomed into one of the conference's better defensive interior linemen, earning All-Pac-10 honorable mention notice as a sophomore . posted 25 tackles (19 solo), five tackles for losses, one sack and one fumble recovery in winning the Bob Tessier Award as the team's Most Improved Lineman on defense ... also blocked two kicks on special teams ... played in all 12 games, drawing six starts (Game 1 and Games 8-12) ... paramount effort came in Cal's 17-12 win over UCLA Oct. 19 when he bagged four tackles, including two stops for losses of six yards, and recovered a critical fumble ... also nabbed four tackles in the season opener vs. Baylor and tallied his lone sack of the season in the Big Game against Stanford ... 2001 ... baptized under fire, receiving estimable playing time in all 11 games during his rookie year as a true freshman ... pocketed 24 tackles (including five for losses of 15 yards), one sack and one fumble recovery in earning 2001 Pac-10 All-Freshmen first team honors from The Sporting News ... started last five games at defensive tackle, a period in which he notched 16 tackles ... punched out season-high six tackles in the Big Game at Stanford ... despite not posting a single tackle, credited with a fumble recovery, a blocked extra-point and a pass defensed against eventual Pac-10 champion Oregon Oct. 13 ... recorded a seven-yard sack at UCLA.
High School/Personal: Earned SuperPrep All-America honors, ranking as the No. 7 defensive line recruit in the country ... also rated No. 44 prospect in the nation by SuperPrep and ranked No. 5 among all recruits in Far West ... ranked as the No. 2 defensive line prospect in the West by PrepStar, earning Dream Team status and rating as the No. 10 defensive line prospect in the country by that publication ... picked to play on California state all-star team vs. Florida ... finished his senior season with 120 tackles, including 17 sacks among 25 tackles behind the line of scrimmage ... also caused five fumbles and recovered three others ... mother is Stephanie Moore ... born May 31, 1983 . undeclared major.
ALEXANDER'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year UT AT TT Loss Sacks Int FR 2001 20 4 24 5.0-15 1-7 0 1 2002 19 6 25 5.0-13 1-5 0 1 2003 21 12 33 3.5-8 1-4 0 1 Totals 60 22 82 13.5-36 3-16 0 3