Kwon Alexander

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Full Name Kwon Alexander
Age 26 Years Old
Nick Name Kwon
Gender Male
Famous As Rugby Player
Birth Date August 3rd, 1994
Birth Place Oxford, Alabama, US

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San Francisco 49ers Made Kwon Alexander The Highest-Paid Inside Linebacker

San Franciso 49ers has just signed a linebacker, Kwon Alexander from Alabama who previously played for Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 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.

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.  

Why is Kwon Alexander famous for?

  • Highest paid linebacker.
  • 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 a father, Broderick Taylor and a mother, Peaches Taylor. His birthplace is in Oxford, Alabama in the United States. He holds American nationality. He has a brother Broderick Taylor Jr. 

He attended Oxford High School in Oxford, Alabama. In his junior season, he recorded 144 tackles, 17 sacks, and 6 forced fumbles during his junior year at Oxford. However, he missed most of his 2011 senior year due to a 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. He was named to the 2011 ESPN All-Alabama Football Team and was a Class 6A All-State Football Team Honorable Mention. 

He was ranked No. 19 in the 2012 Scout.com Final Southeast Top 150. ESPN.com, Rivals.com, and Scout.com regarded him as a four-star prospect. 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. He recorded 92 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his junior year at Louisiana. 

He announced via his Twitter account to forgo his senior season at Louisiana and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

Professional Career of Kwon Alexander

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

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 with the 124th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. 

He signed a four-year deal with the Buccaneers worth $2.75 million including a signing bonus of $478,322.

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

He made his professional debut and his first career starts against the Tennessee Titans.

He was given 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.

He was once again named the starting middle linebacker to begin the regular season under the new head coach Dirk Koetter.

His finished his second season with 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 was out for 4 games after sustaining hamstring injury during the early 2017 season.

He completed the 2017 season with 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 Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. 

He played the first six games of the 2018 season. He was out for the rest of the season after suffering ACL torn injury in Week 7.

San Franciso 49ers

San Franciso 49ers signed him to a four-year deal on 11 March 2019 worth $54 million including $27 million guaranteed. 

Career Highlights

2015 PFWA All-Rookie Team 

2017 Pro Bowl 

Who is Kwon Alexander Dating?

The 49ers linebacker is unmarried. He is young and focused on his NFL career. No rumors about his romantic involvement have surfaced yet. But, he might or might not be dating someone. He has maintained his personal life private. 

Body Measurements of Kwon Alexander

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 but he usually dyes 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.