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Born: August 5, 1990 – Silver Spring, Maryland
Years as a Lion: 4th Years in CFL: 4th Status: International
Career Games: 50 Playoffs: 4 Grey Cup: 0
Following a three year stint with the club (2014-2016) and a number of NFL workouts in addition to a training camp audition with the Arizona Cardinals in 2017, Alex was resigned by the Lions in September of 2017.
2017: Alex was signed by the Indianapolis Colts in January of 2017 to a reserve/future contract. He was waived by the Colts in May and claimed shortly thereafter by the Carolina Panthers. Alex was waived by the Panthers after spending just over three weeks on the roster, but was quickly scooped up by the Arizona Cardinals. Despite an impressive showing in training camp and a remarkably productive preseason with the Cardinals, Alex was released during final cuts in September.
2016: A consistent and productive year for the rising star on the Lions defence, Alex started all 18 regular season games as well as the Western Semi-Final and Final at defensive end. Tallying a team-high 11 sacks which also ranked fourth in the league, he added 31 defensive stops, four tackles for a loss and a forced fumble. The lofty numbers earned Alex his first West Division All-Star selection.
2015: Assuming a key rotational role along the defensive line, Alex appeared in 15 regular season games notching a team-high eight sacks along with 18 defensive tackles and six more on special teams. He also tallied three stops in the Western Semi-Final.
2014: A breakout campaign for the rookie defensive end who earned a starting role out of training camp and played in 17 regular season games registering 43 defensive tackles, 10 sacks, nine tackles for a loss and a forced fumble. His defensive tackle total ranked sixth among a dominant Lions defence, while his nine stops for a loss were a team best with his sack total trailing only teammate Khreem Smith.
Alex’s debut is of particular note as he became just the third Lion in team history to notch 10+ sacks in his debut season along with Cam Wake (’07) and Mike Gray (’85).
West Division All-Star: 2016
2010-2013: Alex appeared in 45 games over four years for the Thundering Herd recording 175 career tackles, 23 of which were for a loss, as well as four sacks. His best season came in 2013 where Alex picked up 80 tackles with 11 of those coming from one game against West Virginia on September 1.
Alex, who was born in Liberia, moved to Maryland, where he calls home, when he was five years old. He graduated from famed Marshall University in 2013 and says the most enjoyable thing about his move to Vancouver has been the people. Alex is a big foodie and enjoys checking out the restaurant scene on the west coast. He’s a fan of pretty much all music, but credits Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Meek Mills as his favourites.