Jaire Alexander

Jaire Zakar Alexander (born February 9, 1997) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville, and was drafted by the Packers in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Jaire Alexander
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Alexander in 2018
No. 23 – Green Bay Packers
Personal information
Born:February 9, 1997 (age 22)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Rocky River
(Mint Hill, North Carolina)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:66
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:2
Pass deflections:11
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Alexander attended Rocky River High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. While there, he played high school football for the Ravens.[1] He originally committed to the University of South Carolina to play college football but changed his commitment to the University of Louisville.[2]

College career

Alexander played at Louisville from 2015 to 2017 under head coach Bobby Petrino.[3] During his career, he had 77 tackles and seven interceptions. For the 2016 season, he was named Second-team All-ACC. After his junior season in 2017, he decided to forgo his senior year and enter the draft. He decided not to play in the 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl with the rest of the Louisville team due to persistent injury issues during the season.[4][5]

College statistics

Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2015 Louisville ACC FR CB 10 14 5 19 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 2 0 0
2016 Louisville ACC SO CB 13 31 8 39 1.0 0.0 5 37 7.4 0 9 1 1
2017 Louisville ACC JR CB 6 13 6 19 1.0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 4 0 0
Career Louisville 58 19 77 2.0 0.0 7 42 6.0 0 15 1 1

Professional career

On December 22, 2017, Alexander announced his decision to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft. As a result of his decision, he chose not to play in the TaxSlayer Bowl.[6] He attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and completed all of the combine and positional drills. Among cornerbacks, Alexander finished third in the short shuttle, finished fifth in the three-cone still, finished sixth in the 40-yard dash, and tied for fourth in the broad jump.[7] On March 29, 2018, Alexander participated at Louisville’s pro day, but opted to stand on his combine numbers and only performed positional drills. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Alexander was projected to be a first round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked as the top cornerback prospect in the draft by NFL analyst Mike Mayock and was ranked the third best cornerback by DraftScout.com.[8][9]

External video
Jaire Alexander's NFL Combine workout
Alexander runs a 4.38s 40-yard dash
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 10 14 in
(1.78 m)
196 lb
(89 kg)
31 18 in
(0.79 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
4.38 s 1.52 s 2.55 s 3.98 s 6.71 s 35 in
(0.89 m)
10 ft 7 in
(3.23 m)
14 reps
All values are from NFL Combine[10][11]

The Green Bay Packers selected Alexander in the first round (18th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. The Packers traded their first (27th overall), third (76th overall), and sixth round picks (186th overall) to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for their first (18th overall) and seventh round picks (248th overall) in order to draft Alexander 18th overall.[12][13]

External video
Packer draft Jaire Alexander 18th overall

On May 15, 2018, the Green Bay Packers signed Alexander to a fully guaranteed four-year, $12.05 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $6.84 million.[14][15]

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Alexander in a game against Adrian Peterson and the Washington Redskins

Throughout training camp, Alexander competed to be a starting cornerback against Davon House, Tramon Williams, Kevin King, and Josh Jackson.[16] Head coach Mike McCarthy named Alexander the fourth cornerback on the depth chart to start the regular season, behind Davon House, Kevin King, and Tramon Williams.[17]

He made his professional regular season debut in the Green Bay Packers’ season-opener against the Chicago Bears and recorded three solo tackles during their 24–23 victory. On September 16, 2018, Alexander recorded eight combined tackles and was credited with half a sack during a 29–29 tie with the Minnesota Vikings in a Week 2. During the fourth quarter, Alexander intercepted a pass by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, but the play was negated due to a roughing the passer call on teammate Clay Matthews III.[18] On September 30, 2018, Alexander made one tackle, broke up a pass, and made his first career interception during a 22–0 win against the Buffalo Bills in Week 4. Alexander intercepted a pass attempt by Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen, that was intended for wide receiver Zay Jones, during the second quarter.[19] Alexander was inactive for two games (Weeks 5–6) due to a groin injury.[20]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Total Ast Sck PD Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2018 GB 13 11 66 61 5 0.5 11 1 27 27.0 27 0 0 2
Career 13 11 66 61 5 0.5 11 1 27 27.0 27 0 0 2
Source: NFL.com


  1. ^ Morgan, Emmanuel (July 25, 2017). "Defensive back finds stardom at Louisville, but Charlotte still tugs at his heart". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Connolly, Matt (July 13, 2017). "All-ACC CB Jaire Alexander details why he is at Louisville and not USC". The State. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Petrino 'encouraged' by Jaire Alexander's progress, but no update on his status". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  4. ^ Adelson, Andrea (December 22, 2017). "Louisville CB Jaire Alexander enters draft, won't play in TaxSlayer Bowl". espn. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Estes, Gentry (December 22, 2017). "Louisville football's Jaire Alexander declares for 2018 NFL draft, won't play in TaxSlayer Bowl". Courier-Journal. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  6. ^ Adelson, Andrea (December 22, 2017). "Louisville CB Jaire Alexander enters draft, won't play in TaxSlayer Bowl". espn.com. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "2018 NFL Combine Results". NFL.com. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "*Jaire Alexander, DS #3 CB, Louisville". draftscout.com. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "Mike Mayock's 2018 NFL Draft top 100 prospect rankings". nfl.com. April 24, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  10. ^ "NFL Draft & Combine Profile – Jaire Alexander". NFL.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  11. ^ "Jaire Alexander – Louisville, CB : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". DraftScout.com. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "Packers draft Jaire Alexander at No. 18 after trading up". NFL.com. April 26, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  13. ^ Spofford, Mike (April 26, 2018). "Packers trade up, select Louisville CB Jaire Alexander". Packers.com. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  14. ^ "Spotrac.com: Jaire Alexander contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  15. ^ "Packers sign 2018 first-round pick Jaire Alexander". NFL. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  16. ^ Finup, Cole (May 5, 2018). "A Look at the Green Bay Packers Cornerback Competition". lastwordonprofootball.com. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  17. ^ "Packers 2018 Depth Chart is Out". TotalPackers.com. September 5, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  18. ^ "Jaire Alexander INT gets called back for Matthews roughing passer penalty". NFL.com. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  19. ^ "WATCH: Jaire Alexander picks off fellow 1st-round pick Josh Allen". USA Today. September 30, 2018. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  20. ^ "Packers WR Geronimo Allison, CB Jaire Alexander exit with injuries". packerswire.usatoday.com. Retrieved November 3, 2018.

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2015 Louisville Cardinals football team

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2016 Atlantic Coast Conference football season

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2016 Louisville Cardinals football team

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2017 Atlantic Coast Conference football season

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2017 Louisville Cardinals football team

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2018 Green Bay Packers season

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Alexander (surname)

Alexander is a surname originating in Scotland. It is originally an Anglicised form of the Scottish Gaelic MacAlasdair. It is a somewhat common Scottish name, and the region of Scotland where it traditionally is most commonly found is in the Highlands region of Scotland.Notable people with the surname include:

Adonis Alexander (born 1996), American football player

AJ Alexander (born 1980), American model and Playboy Playmate

A. V. Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Hillsborough (1885–1965), British politician

Albert R. Alexander (1859–1966), American judge

Amir Alexander (born 1963), Israeli-American historian

Ana Alexander (born 1954), Cuban long jumper

Annie Lowrie Alexander (1864–1929), American physician and educator

Archibald Alexander (1772–1851), American theologian, professor, and first principal of Princeton Seminary

Archibald Alexander (politician) (1755–1822), American physician and politician

Archibald Alphonso Alexander (1888–1958), American design and construction engineer

Archibald S. Alexander (1906–1979), American lawyer, civil servant, and Democratic politician

Barton S. Alexander (1819–1878), U.S. Army brigadier general and engineer during the American Civil War

Beatrice Alexander (1895–1990), American dollmaker and businesswoman

Birdie Alexander (1870–1960), American musician and educator

Boyd Alexander (1873–1910), British army officer, explorer and ornithologist

Caleb Alexander (died 1828), American clergyman, writer, teacher

Cecil Alexander (disambiguation), several people

Cecil Alexander (1918–2013), American architect

Cecil L. Alexander (born 1935), American politician

Cecil Frances Alexander (1818–1895), British hymn-writer and poet

Christopher Alexander (born 1936), Austrian-American architect and design theorist

Christopher James Alexander (1887–1917), British ornithologist

Claudia Alexander (1959–2015), American planetary scientist

Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander (1909–1974), British cryptanalyst, chess player, and chess writer

Cory Alexander (born 1973), American basketball player

Courtney Alexander (born 1977), American basketball player

Danny Alexander (born 1972), British politician

Dari Alexander (born 1969), American news anchor

Devon Alexander (born 1987), American professional boxer

Doc Alexander (1897–1975), American NFL football player and coach

Donald Alexander (1921–2009), American lawyer

Donald Alexander (1928–2007), Irish physician and researcher

Dorothy Alexander, professional name of Dorothy Bohm (born 1924), naturalized British photographer

Dottie Alexander (born 1972), American keyboardist

Douglas Alexander (born 1967), British politician

Duane Alexander (born 1940), American doctor

Eben Alexander (author) (born 1953), American neurosurgeon

Edward Porter Alexander (1835–1910), U.S. and Confederate States Army officer

Ethel Skyles Alexander (1925–2016), American politician

Ernie Alexander (born 1933), American politician

Evan Shelby Alexander (1767–1809), American politician

F. Matthias Alexander (1869–1955), Australian actor/orator, founder of the Alexander Technique

Francesca Alexander (1837–1917), American illustrator, author, and translator

Frank Alexander (cricketer) (1911–2005), Australian cricketer

Franz Alexander (1891–1964), Hungarian-American psychoanalyst and physician

Fred Alexander (1870–1937), South African rugby union player

Gary Alexander (disambiguation), several people

Gary Alexander (baseball) (born 1953), United States baseball player

Gary Alexander (basketball) (born 1969), United States basketball player

Gary Alexander (footballer) (born 1979), English footballer

Gary Alexander (sound engineer), American sound engineer

Gary Alexander (martial art pioneer), American martial artist

Gary Alexander (politician), American politician in Washington

Jules Gary Alexander (20th c.) American musician and singer from the band The Association, known also as Gary Alexander

Grover Cleveland Alexander (1887–1950), American baseball player

Gus Alexander, (1934–2010), Scottish footballer

Harold Alexander (1900–1987), American politician

Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis (1891–1969), British general

Harvey Alexander (early 20th c.), American baseball player

Holmes Alexander (1906–1985), American historian, journalist, and columnist

Horace Alexander (1889–1989), English writer, pacifist and ornithologist

Howard Wright Alexander (1911–1985), Canadian-American mathematician

Hubbard Alexander (born 1939), American football player

Jaire Alexander (born 1997), American football player

James Waddel Alexander (1804–1859), American Presbyterian minister and theologian

James Waddell Alexander II (1888–1971), American mathematician

Jason Alexander (born 1959), stage name of American actor Jason Scott Greenspan

Jason Allen Alexander (late 20th/early 21st c.), American ex-husband of Britney Spears

Jean Alexander (1926–2016), British actress

Jeffrey C. Alexander (born 1947), American sociologist

John Alexander (disambiguation), several people

John White Alexander (1856–1915), American artist

Joseph Alexander (disambiguation), several people

Joseph Alexander (c. 1770–1828), German cellist and music teacher

Joseph Addison Alexander (1809–1860), American bible scholar

J. Grubb Alexander (1887–1932), full name Joseph Grubb Alexander, American screenwriter

Joseph A. "Doc" Alexander (1898–1975), American football player and coach

Joseph H. Alexander (c. 1938–2014), retired American marine

Joseph W. Alexander (born 1947), American politician

Joe Alexander (born 1986), American-Israeli basketball player

Kaitlyn Alexander (born 1992), Canadian actress

Lamar Alexander (born 1940), American politician

Lena Alexander (1899–1983), Scottish artist

Lincoln Alexander (1922–2012), Canadian politician

Lloyd Alexander (1924–2007), American author

Lucy Alexander (born 1970), British television presenter

Manny Alexander (born 1971), Dominican Republic-born American baseball player

Margie Alexander (1948–2013), American singer

Milton Alexander (1796–1856), American militia officer, attorney, and politician

Neil Alexander (born 1978), Scottish footballer

Olly Alexander (born 1990), English musician; lead singer of Years & Years

Patrick Young Alexander (1867–1943), British aviation pioneer

Peter Alexander (1926–2011), Austrian singer and actor

Randy Alexander (born 1951), American politician

Richard D. Alexander (born 1930), American professor and curator emeritus of insects at American the Museum of Zoology of the University of Michigan

Rex Alexander (1924–1982), American college sports coach

Robert McNeill Alexander (1934–2016), British zoologist

Robert P. Alexander (1904–1985), American philatelist

Ross Alexander (1907–1937), American actor

Sally Hobart Alexander (born 1943), American writer of children's literature

Samuel Alexander (1859–1938) Australian/British philosopher and essayist

Sarah Alexander (born 1971), British actress

Shane Alexander (late 20th/early 21st c.), American singer-songwriter and musician

Shane Alexander (born 1986), Australian volleyball player

Shane Alexander, 2nd Earl Alexander of Tunis (born 1935), British peer

Shaun Alexander (born 1977), American football player

Stan Alexander (1905–1961), English footballer

Stephanie B. Alexander an American mathematician

Sue Alexander (1933–2008), American children's author

Van Alexander (1915–2015), American bandleader, arranger and composer, born Alexander Van Vliet Feldman

Victor Alexander (born 1969), American basketball player

Wilfred Backhouse Alexander (1885–1965), English ornithologist and entomologist

William Alexander (bishop) (1824–1911), Irish cleric

William Alexander (rugby player) (1874–1937), Welsh rugby player

William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling (c.1567–1640), Scottish noble

Willie Alexander (born 1949), American football playerOther:

Murder of Travis Alexander, a crime perpetrated by Jodi Arias in 2008

Josh Jackson (cornerback)

Joshua Jackson (born April 3, 1996) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa, and was drafted by the Packers in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Kevin King (American football)

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During his time with Washington, King often played as both a safety and a cornerback where he was a multiple time All-Pac-12 honorable mention his last two years with the team.

List of Green Bay Packers first-round draft picks

The Green Bay Packers joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1921, two years after their original founding by Curly Lambeau. They participated in the first ever NFL draft in 1936 and selected Russ Letlow, a guard from the University of San Francisco. The team's most recent first round selection was Jaire Alexander, a cornerback from Louisville in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Packers have selected the number one overall pick in the draft twice, choosing future Hall of Fame halfback Paul Hornung in 1957 and quarterback Randy Duncan in 1959. They have also selected the second overall pick three times and the third overall pick once. The team's eight selections from the University of Minnesota are the most chosen by the Packers from one university.

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List of Green Bay Packers players

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List of Louisville Cardinals in the NFL Draft

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PFWA All-Rookie Team

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Roc Nation Sports

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Rocky River High School (North Carolina)

Rocky River High School is a high school in Mint Hill, North Carolina; a suburb of Charlotte. It opened for the first time in the fall of 2010. Its original principal was Mark Nixon, the former principal of East Mecklenburg High School, who was replaced in 2012 by Brandy Nelson.

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