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Donell James "D. J." Alexander (born Donell James Welch; September 30, 1991) is an American football
American football
linebacker and special teamer for the Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
of the National Football League
National Football League
(NFL). He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football for Oregon State.

Contents

1 College career 2 Professional career

2.1 Kansas City Chiefs 2.2 Seattle Seahawks

3 Personal life 4 References 5 External links

College career[edit] Alexander was recruited to Oregon State and grayshirted his freshman year to focus on academics. He ended up becoming a three-year starter for the Beavers. He was frequently injured as a junior and underwent a neck surgery after the season. Alexander enjoyed a bounce-back senior year, recording 70 tackles with 12 tackles for loss and four sacks in 2014[2] Professional career[edit] Kansas City Chiefs[edit] Alexander was drafted in the fifth round with the 172nd pick of the 2015 NFL draft
2015 NFL draft
by the Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
despite not being invited to the NFL combine. A good showing at Oregon State pro day prompted the Chiefs to select him.[2] As a rookie in 2015, Alexander played all 16 games making 16 tackles and a forced fumble. Having little expectations at regular snaps, Alexander performed better at special teams. He finished the 2016 year by playing 16 games with one tackle. He was named to his first Pro Bowl.[3] Seattle Seahawks[edit] On July 28, 2017, Alexander was traded to the Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
in exchange for Kevin Pierre-Louis.[4] Personal life[edit] In 2012, he legally changed his last name from Welch to Alexander, in honor of his stepfather. He married his wife, Sam, on July 17, 2016.[2] References[edit]

^ "Chiefs take Oregon State linebacker D.J. Alexander in fifth round of NFL Draft". Kansas City Star. May 2, 2015. Retrieved May 10, 2012.  ^ a b c John, Andrew L. (May 5, 2015). "Former Palm Desert star D.J. Alexander drafted by Chiefs". The Desert Sun. Retrieved September 18, 2015.  ^ "D.J. Alexander added to 2017 Pro Bowl". foxsports.com. Retrieved January 23, 2017.  ^ "Kansas City and Seattle agree to trade linebackers". NFL.com. July 28, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Oregon State Beavers bio

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Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
2015 NFL draft
2015 NFL draft
selections

Marcus Peters Mitch Morse Chris Conley Steven Nelson Ramik Wilson D. J. Alexander James O'Shaughnessy Rakeem Nuñez-Roches Da'Ron Brown

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Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
current roster

Active roster

1 Alex Carter 3 Russell Wilson 4 Jason Myers 9 Jon Ryan 13 Cyril Grayson 16 Tyler Lockett 19 Tanner McEvoy 21 J. D. McKissic 22 C. J. Prosise 23 Neiko Thorpe 26 Shaquill Griffin 28 Justin Coleman 29 Earl Thomas 30 Bradley McDougald 31 Kam Chancellor 32 Chris Carson 33 Tedric Thompson 38 Tre Madden 39 Mike Davis 40 Mike Tyson 42 Delano Hill 43 Jalston Fowler 46 Tyrone Swoopes 50 K. J. Wright 53 Joey Hunt 54 Bobby Wagner 55 Frank Clark 56 Cliff Avril 58 D. J. Alexander 64 Jordan Roos 65 Germain Ifedi 66 Willie Beavers 68 Justin Britt 69 Tyler Ott 70 Rees Odhiambo 74 George Fant 76 Duane Brown 77 Ethan Pocic 79 Isaiah Battle 81 Nick Vannett 83 David Moore 84 Amara Darboh 89 Doug Baldwin 90 Jarran Reed 92 Nazair Jones 93 Branden Jackson 94 Malik McDowell 95 Dion Jordan 97 Marcus Smith II 99 Quinton Jefferson -- Maurice Alexander -- Jaron Brown -- Ed Dickson -- DeAndre Elliott -- D. J. Fluker -- Dontae Johnson -- Marcus Johnson -- Tom Johnson -- Akeem King -- Barkevious Mingo -- Noble Nwachukwu -- Shamar Stephen

Free agents

37 Jordan Simone (ERFA) 44 Dewey McDonald (RFA) 47 Paul Dawson (ERFA) 59 Josh Forrest
Josh Forrest
(ERFA) 98 Garrison Smith (ERFA)

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