Alexander racked up six tackles (three solo) in the NFC's 24-23 Pro Bowl loss to the AFC on Sunday.
Alexander made a solid first impression in his initial all-star appearance, co-leading the NFC squad in tackles with the Falcons' Deion Jones. The third-year linebacker overcame an early-season hamstring injury to still average just over eight tackles per contest for the Bucs in 2017, and he also racked up a career-high three interceptions. Given his considerable talent, youth and stat-friendly middle linebacker role, Sunday's Pro Bowl was likely the first of many for the 23-year-old.
Alexander posted 11 tackles (10 solo) in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Saints.
The third-year linebacker wrapped up the campaign in typically explosive fashion, posting a double-digit tackle total for the third time in the last four contests. Alexander logged less than six stops only once in the 11 non-injury-shortened games he played, and he managed a career-high three interceptions -- along with one fumble recovery and four passes defensed overall -- despite missing a quarter of the campaign. Alexander has taken well to defensive coordinator Mike Smith's attacking scheme in his first two seasons within it, and he'll look to post even better numbers in what, barring an extension in the offseason, shapes up as a contract year in 2018.
Alexander had eight tackles (four solo) and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.
The interception is Alexander's third of the season, and he now has 86 tackles (60 solo) in 11 games. The 23-year-old would likely be near the top of the league in tackles if not for the hamstring injury that cost him four early-season games.
Alexander recorded a season-high 13 solo tackles in Monday's 24-21 loss to the Falcons.
Alexander has now logged double-digit tackles in consecutive weeks, which brings his total of reaching that mark up to three times on the season. The third year linebacker was the only Buccaneers defender to see all 71 snaps on defense. He appears to be firing on all cylinders as the season winds down.
Alexander managed 12 tackles (seven solo) -- including two for loss -- in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Lions.
After five straight games with single-digit stops, Alexander posted a season-high tackle tally. The third-year linebacker also equaled a season best by making two of those tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Despite having missed nearly five full games due to a hamstring injury earlier in the campaign, Alexander could still make his way to a second straight 100-tackle season if he's able to compile 35 over the Buccaneers' final three contests.
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||93||59.0||34||3||2||15||7.5||15||0||9|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||145||108.0||37||3||1||38||38.0||38||1||7|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||97||70.0||27||0||3||70||23.3||28||0||4|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||0||0||2||0||1||20||1||0|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||1||0||1||4||1||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|