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
Defensive Coordinator Brent Guys discusses the defensive line and secondary
Tulsa -- Was one of several true freshmen to sit out last year due to red-shirt status . . . had a great spring . . . expected to contribute in the playing rotation . . . has good pass rush ability . . . possesses a high motor . . . gives great effort . . . very coachable and reliable . . . finds ways to make plays . . . will also see playing time on special teams.
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 Lion King, Training Day and Malcolm X . . . lists Friday Night Lights as his favorite sports movie . . . his favorite vacation spot in New York City . . . his favorite book is the Bible . . . the one word to best describe him is "stubborn" . . . the most famous person he's ever met is Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh . . . parents are Derrick Alexander, Sr. and Nicole Holman-Alexander . . . his father played football at Oklahoma State . . . majoring in business management . . . born January 14, 1993
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