A look at Tulsa's defensive line
Practices begin March 5 and end with spring game on April 6
Hurricane also has seven honorable mention and four all-freshman team selections
Tulsa returns three starters to the defensive front in 2012
Tulsa -- A two-year letterwinner and returning starter . . . has played in 26 career games with 11 career starts . . . has tallied 51 tackles, 15 stops for -87 yards and 9.5 sacks for -67 yards . . .
2013 - Played in all 12 games . . . did not start in the season opener, but started the next 11 games . . . was credited with 32 tackles and 9.5 TFLs for -61 yards . . . also had 6.5 sacks for -47 yards . . . also had three pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery . . . tallied a season-high seven stops against Marshall . . .
2012 - Played in all 14 games . . . totaled 19 tackles, 5.5 TFLs for -26 yards and three sacks for -20 yards . . . earned C-USA all-Freshman team accolades . . . tallied a season-high five tackles with 1.5 TFLs for -10 yards including a nine-yard sack against UTEP . . . had two solo tackles, including one sack for -10 yards, against Rice . . . totaled two stops, including one for -2 yards vs. UAB . . . had his first career tackle against Tulane . . .
2011 - Was one of several true freshmen to sit out the 2011 season due to red-shirt status . . .
Overall - An experienced player . . . has great pass rush ability from the edge and interior . . . a tremendous worker . . . provides leadership on the defensive unit.
High School -- Was named the Tulsa World All-State Player of the Year as a defensive end at Booker T. Washington High School . . . also played on the offensive line . . . played and started his junior and senior seasons at BT Washington High School . . . played his first two seasons at Victory Christian . . . earned Tulsa World first-team all-state and all-metro honors as a senior . . . selected to the OCA Class 5A all-state team . . . selected to The Oklahoman all-state first team as a senior . . . totaled 151 tackles and 14 sacks en route to leading his team to the Class 5A state title in 2010 . . . had 10 or more tackles in 12 of 14 games his senior season . . . collected 13 tackles and two sacks in the championship game . . . tallied 44 tackles and six sacks in four playoff games . . . was credited with 79 tackles his junior season . . . totaled 115 tackles as a sophomore in 2008 at Victory Christian . . . high school coach was Durell Hall.
Personal -- Favorite movies are Fight Club and Training Day . . . lists the Pittsburgh Steelers as his favorite NFL team . . . his favorite book is the Bible . . . his brother Dominique is a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma . . . parents are Derrick Alexander, Sr. and Nicole Holman-Alexander . . . his father played football at Oklahoma State . . . majoring in business management with a minor in management information systems . . . born January 14, 1993
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