Kwon Alexander Biography

Kwon Alexander

Quick Facts Of Kwon Alexander

Celebrated Name Kwon Alexander
Age 25 Years
Nick Name Kwon
Birth Name Kwon Alexander
Birth Date 1994-08-03
Gender Male
Profession Rugby Player
Place Of Birth Oxford, Alabama, US
Parents Broderick Taylor and Peaches Taylor
Nationality American
Brothers Broderick Taylor Jr
Education Oxford High School in Oxford, Alabama
Marital Status Unmarried
Height 1.85 m (6 feet and 1 inch)
Weight 103 kg (227 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Famous For 2015 PFWA All-Rookie Team

Kwon Alexander is an American football player for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He plays in the linebacker position. He joined the 49ers in March 2019. Previously, Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him in the fourth round with the 124th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played high school football at Oxford High School and college football at Louisiana State University. 

He has over 131k followers on his Instagram. He has recorded 380 total tackles, 7 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 6 interceptions, and 1 defensive touchdown in his NFL career till date. 

Linebacker Kwon Alexander Joined San Francisco 49ers

San Franciso 49ers signed a linebacker, Kwon Alexander. The linebacker from Alabama previously played for Tampa Bay Buccaneers when he was selected by the 49ers in the 2015 NFL draft. San Francisco signed a four-year deal with the 24-years old linebacker worth $54 million plus $27 million guaranteed.

The deal signed between the linebacker and the 49ers made Kwon the highest-paid inside linebacker in the league. 

In his NFL career till date, the 24-years linebacker has already recorded 380 total tackles in his NFL career playing from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before. He missed the majority of the 2018 NFL season due to an ACL injury and now will play for the 49ers this season.  

Why si Kwon Alexander famous for?

  • 2015 PFWA All-Rookie Team
  • 2017 Pro Bowl 

Early Life of Kwon Alexander

Kwon Alexander was born on 3 August 1994. He was born to parents, Broderick Taylor and Peaches Taylor. His birthplace is in Oxford, Alabama in the United States. His nationality is American. He had a brother Broderick Taylor Jr who was murdered in 2015.  

He attended Oxford High School in Oxford, Alabama. In his junior season at Oxford, he recorded 144 tackles, 17 sacks, and 6 forced fumbles. However, he missed most of his 2011 senior year at Oxford due to the knee injury. He participated in the Under Armour All-American Game as a member of the black team.  He was one of the finalists for the High School Butkus Award and was named to the 2011 ESPN All-Alabama Football Team. He was also a Class 6A All-State Football Team Honorable Mention. 

Scout.com regarded him as a four-star prospect and was ranked No. 19 in the 2012 Scout.com Final Southeast Top 150. ESPN.com, Rivals.com. He was ranked No. 45 in the Press-Register Super Southeast 120 and No. 29 in the 2012 ESPNU 150. 

He enrolled at Louisiana State University to play college football. In his junior year at Louisiana, he recorded 92 tackles and 1.5 sacks. He announced via his Twitter account that he would forgo his senior season at Louisiana State University and declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.

Professional Career of Kwon Alexander

Kwon Alexander completed all the necessary drills at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana and finished second among all linebackers in the 40-yard dash, sixth in the bench press and short shuttle, and ninth in the three-cone drill. 

He was projected to be a third-round pick by NFL drafts experts and scouts. 

NFL analyst Charles Davis ranked him the second-best outside linebacker prospect and NFLDraftScouts.com ranked him sixth best outside linebacker prospect. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him in the fourth round with the 124th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. 

The Buccaneers signed a four-year deal with him worth $2.75 million that included a signing bonus of $478,322.

He was named starting middle linebacker alongside linebackers Lavonte David and David Lansanah. 

Kwon made his professional debut as well as his career start against the Tennessee Titans.

He faced a four-game ban on 7 December 2015 for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. 

He recorded 93 combined tackles, 9 pass deflections, 3 sacks, and 2 interceptions in 12 games and 12 starts in his rookie season with the Buccaneers.

In his second season with the Buccaneers, he was once again named the starting middle linebacker to begin the regular season under the new head coach Dirk Koetter.

At the end of his second season with the Buccaneers, he recorded 145 total tackles, 7 pass deflections, 3 sacks, and 1 interception in 16 games and 16 starts. 

He was named the most improved second-year linebackers at the end of 2016 season. 

He sustained hamstring injury during the early 2017 season that kept him out for 4 games.

He completed the 2017 season with the Buccaneers recording 97 total tackles, 4 pass deflections, and 3 interceptions in 12 games and 12 starts. 

He was named to his first Pro Bowl replacing injured Bobby Wagner, middle linebacker for the Seahawks. 

He played only the first six games of the 2018 NFL season before suffering an ACL injury during the Week 7 match. The injury sidelined him out of the field for the rest of the season.

San Franciso 49ers

On 11 March 2019, Kwon joined San Franciso 49ers signing a four-year deal worth $54 million including $27 million guaranteed. 

What are Kwon Alexander's Career Highlights?

2015 PFWA All-Rookie Team 

2017 Pro Bowl 

Who is Kwon Alexander Dating?

The 49ers linebacker, Kwon Alexander is unmarried. He is young and not ready to start a family. He is more focused on his NFL career. No rumors about his romantic affairs have surfaced yet. However, he might or might not be dating someone. He has managed to maintain his personal life private. 

What are Kwon Alexander's Body Measurements?

Kwon Alexander stands at a height of 1.85 m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a body weight of 227 lbs i.e. 103 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has black eyes and his hair color is also black. At present, he has dyed his hair red.

What is Kwon Alexander's Net Worth?

Kwon Alexander, a linebacker from Alabama joined San Francisco 49ers on a four-year deal on 11 March 2019 worth $54 million including $27 million guaranteed. Previously, he was drafted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers signing a four-year deal with the Buccaneers worth $2.75 million including a signing bonus of $478,322. As of 2019, his net worth is under evaluation. It will be updated soon. 

Did You Know?

  • He was a state qualifier in track & field at Oxford.
  • Nationally, ESPN.com and Scout.com rated him as the No. 3 linebacker, 247sports.com rated him as the No. 9 linebacker, and Rivals.com rated him as the No. 20.
  • His brother, Broderick Taylor was murdered in 2015.
  • Pro Football Focus gave him 31.6 overall grade after completing his rookie NFL season.
  • Pro Football Focus gave him 77.3 overall grade at the end of his second season with the Buccaneers.
  • Pro Football Focus gave him 68.0 overall grade at the end of his third season with the Buccaneers.

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