Derrick Scott Alexander (born November 6, 1971) is a former American football wide receiver of the National Football League. He was drafted in the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns and in 2000 set the Kansas City Chiefs record of 1,391 receiving yards in a single season. He is currently employed as an assistant coach in charge of wide receivers at Avila University.
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|Born:||November 6, 1971|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||206 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Detroit (MI) Benedictine|
|NFL Draft:||1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29|
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Alexander was a wide receiver for the University of Michigan from 1989–1993. His Junior year (1991) tore his ACL in a game against Boston College which resulted in him taking a redshirt year. After the graduation of Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard, he became the Wolverines top receiver. In his junior and senior seasons he led the team in receptions and receiving yards. In 1993, he had a career game against Illinois, catching seven passes from quarterback and future teammate in the NFL as well, Todd Collins for 188 yards and two touchdowns. His 90-yard touchdown reception stood as the longest completion in Michigan football history until Mario Manningham surpassed it with a 97-yard reception on November 10, 2007 at Wisconsin.
Derrick Alexander was taken by the Cleveland Browns with the final pick in the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft. He had an immediate impact, leading the playoff-bound Browns in receiving as a rookie.
Following the 1995 season, the Browns moved to Baltimore and became the Ravens. After playing only sporadically in 1995, Alexander recorded two consecutive 1,000 yard seasons for the Ravens. He is the Ravens all-time leader in yards-per reception (16.6). He also has the most 100-yard receiving games in Ravens history, as well as the longest pass reception.
In 1998, he signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs. Alexander led the team in receiving yards. In 2000, he set a team record for receiving yards in a season, with 1,391. The Chiefs quarterback that year was his former Michigan teammate, Elvis Grbac.
On July 22, 2005, he signed a one-day ceremonial contract with the Chiefs to retire as a Chief. He ended his career with 417 receptions for 6,971 yards and 40 touchdowns.
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The 1989 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. Bo Schembechler served as the team's head coach for his 21st and final season. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium. The team won the second of five consecutive Big Ten Conference championships.1994 Cleveland Browns season
The 1994 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 45th season with the National Football League. It was the only season that the Browns qualified for the playoffs under head coach Bill Belichick. The Browns finished as the NFL's number one defense in terms of points surrendered per game (12.8 points per game). In the playoffs, Belichick got his first playoff victory as a head coach in the AFC Wild Card Game against his eventual current team, the New England Patriots.C. Lamont Smith
Charles Lamont Smith is an African American football sports agent, the founder and president of sports and entertainment representation firm All Pro Sports and Entertainment. Black Enterprise selected him as one of the top 50 black sports professionals in the country.
Smith has been described by The New York Times as one of the most powerful sports agents in the country.
Smith was honored by the Black Sports Agents Association as Agent of the Year in July 2001.Derrick Alexander
Derrick Alexander may refer to:
Derrick Alexander (wide receiver) (born 1971)
Derrick Alexander (defensive end) (born 1973)