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Roc Alexander
Roc Alexander

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:
Wasson

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
CB

Birthdate:
09/23/1981

Experience:
4V

Washington: Four-year letterwinner at corner back that was known for his excellent closing speed ... was also a used on special teams as a kick returner 2003: Returned for his senior season at full health after missing half of the 2002 season due to a shoulder injury ... one of 11 defensive backs who lettered for the Huskies in 2003 ... started the first five games of the season and the Apple Cup ... missed four games in the middle of the season after re-injuring the same shoulder he hurt in 2002 ... led the team in kick-off returns with 13 for 268 yards ... recorded 25 tackles and forced one fumble...returned a kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown in UW's 2003 Spring Game. 2002: Missed the final seven games of the 2002 season due a shoulder injury that required surgery ... returned for spring ball in 2003 ... earned his third letter in 2002 ... started the first four games of the season and against Arizona before being sidelined by the injury ... credited with 22 tackles during the season ... caused a fumble against Wyoming ... posted seven tackles against Idaho and a season-high nine stops in his final game vs. Arizona ... presented a Coaches Award for his play against Wyoming. 2001: Netted three of the 25 longest kickoff returns in school history … was No. 1 in the Pac-10, sixth in the nation with a 29.2 kickoff return average … tied for sixth in the conference with four interceptions … broke up 11 passes to tie Chico Fraley (1990) as the third-best single-season mark in UW history … helped Washington rank fourth in the conference in pass defense, allowing just 220 yards per game … led a Husky pass defense which allowed more than 250 yards passing in just three of 11 regular-season games … became just the eighth player in school history to score multiple special-teams touchdowns in the same season … picked up a blocked field goal in the fourth quarter against Michigan and returned it 77 yards for the go-ahead score … also netted first-career interception vs. the Wolverines … was named special teams MVP by the coaches following the Michigan contest … earned second-consecutive special teams MVP honor after returning a first-quarter kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown in Huskies’ 53-3 win over Idaho … that return tied for the eighth-longest in school history … grabbed second interception of the season in the first quarter against the Vandals … was named Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week following the Idaho game … sparked the Huskies with a 74-yard kickoff return to set up a late field goal in come-from-behind win over Arizona … set Husky season highs for kick returns (five), kick return yards (155) and longest non-scoring kick return (74 yards) against the Wildcats … broke up a late pass attempt from Chris Lewis to Teyo Johnson to preserve Huskies’ win over Stanford … had a season-best five tackles in Huskies’ 42-28 win over the Cardinal … intercepted a halfback option pass from Washington’s State’s Dave Minnich inside the 10-yard line, and added two pass defenses in 26-14 win over the Cougars. 2000: One of five freshmen to make a significant impact in the secondary ... appeared in 10 games ... part of a terrific Husky secondary that ranked second in the Pac-10 in pass defense with just 207.9 yards allowed per game ... secondary allowed more than one pass TD in a game just three times, and held opponents under 250 yards passing in eight of 11 games ... finished the season with 13 tackles, third among Husky frosh ... had best statistical game of career in Huskies 34-24 Rose Bowl win over Purdue ... four tackles, two passes broken up, and two kick returns for 20 yards were all career-highs ... made several key plays in Rose Bowl, breaking up two Drew Brees passes into the endzone, and dropping Purdue receivers within a yard of the first-down marker to force punts on consecutive second-half possessions ... credited with a tackle-for-loss in Huskies’ 51-3 Rose Bowl-clinching win at Washington State ... forced a fumble in Washington’s 21-15 win at Arizona State ... also played extensively on Huskies special-teams coverage, sharing KOMO Newstalk 1000’s Special Teams Player of the Year award.

High School and Personal: Born Sept. 23, 1981 in Colorado Springs … given first name is Narond … played high school football for coach Paul Colgate at Wasson … helped to lead his Thunderbirds team to a 7-4 finish and Metro North championship … team advanced to the state playoffs for the first time in seven seasons … gained 1,620 yards on 162 carries as a senior … rushed for 18 touchdowns in 1999 … caught 11 passes for 274 yards … on defense, recorded 110 tackles and returned two interceptions for scores … was slowed early in his senior season by a shoulder injury … highlight of his senior season was 144-yard rushing effort to defeat Rampart, the defending 4A state champion and owner of a 21-game winning streak … as a junior he rushed the ball 80 times for 620 yards and had four receptions for 71 yards … totaled six touchdowns that season on offense … rushed for 420 yards and four scores on 60 carries as a sophomore … a 1999 Denver Post "Blue Chip" selection … named to the Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph’s All-Area team … selected to Rocky Mountain News All-State squad … named to the Tacoma News-Tribune’s "Western 100" squad … an honorable mention pick to USA Today’s All-USA team … ranked #41 in the Midlands Region by SuperPrep … 1998 Colorado state champion in the 100 meters with a time of 10.3 seconds … also played on Wasson's basketball squad … team captain for both the football and track teams … a communications major.

Year    G-S   Solo   Asst.   Tot.   Loss   FC   FR   PD   Int.   Sacks
2000   10-0     6      7      13     1-1    0  0-0    1   0-0     0-0
2001   11-4    20      6      26     0-0    0  0-0   11   4-1     0-0
2002    6-1    14      8      22     0-0    1  0-0    3   0-0     0-0
2003    8-6    18      7      25     1-1    1  0-0    3   0-0     0-0
Totals 35-11   58     28      86     2-2    2  0-0   18   4-1     0-0

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