Alex
Bazzie
#4 Defensive Lineman
Alex
Bazzie
#4 Defensive Lineman
Height 6'1
Weight 228 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1990-08-05 (27)
Born Silver Spring, MD
School Marshall
INT / NAT INT
Defensive Tackles 12
Special Teams Tackles 2
Interceptions 0
Sacks 3

Born: August 5, 1990 – Silver Spring, Maryland
Years as a Lion: 4th   Years in CFL: 4th   Status: International
Career Games: 56   Playoffs: 4    Grey Cup: 0

 

Acquired:
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 re-signed by the Lions in September of 2017.

 

Highlights:
2017: After rejoining the Lions in September, Alex dressed for the final six regular season games recording 12 defensive tackles, three sacks and two special teams stops. Before returning to the club, Alex had attended training camp with the Arizona Cardinals.

 

2016: A consistent and productive year for the rising star on the Lions defence, AlexBazzie 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.

 

Bazzie action2014: 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).

 

Kudos:
West Division All-Star: 2016

 

College:Bazzie Marshall
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.

 

Personal:

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.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2014
BC 17 34 2 10 0 0 1
2015
BC 15 18 6 8 0 0 0
2016
BC 18 31 0 11 0 0 1
2017
BC 6 12 2 3 0 0 0
Total
56 95 10 32 0 0 2

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
09-22
14 HAM 2 0 1 0 0 0
10-07
16 OTT 1 0 0 0 0 0
10-14
17 WPG 3 0 1 0 0 0
10-21
18 EDM 2 0 0 0 0 0
10-28
19 WPG 2 1 1 0 0 0
11-04
20 TOR 2 1 0 0 0 0
Total
12 2 3 0 0 0