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Frank Alexander
DE #90
Height:
6-4
Weight:
270
Age:
24
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
Baton Rouge, La.
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 33 19 14 3.5 0 5 0 0 -- 0 0 0 3
2013 CAR 12 3 15 9 6 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2012 CAR 16 3 18 10 8 2.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Suspended for violating policy and program for substances of abuse by NFL (10/1/14)...Placed on the exempt/commissioner's permission list by Carolina (9/29/14)...Suspension lifted by NFL (9/29/14)...Suspended for violating policy and program for substances of abuse by NFL (8/30/14)...Selected in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (4/28/12).

GP/GS
Career (28/6) [1/1]; 2013 (12/3) [1/1]; 2012 (16/3).

2013
Played in 12 games with three starts and was inactive for four games for Carolina...Posted 12 tackles, one sack, five quarterback pressures, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...Contributed to unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12) as the Panthers opened with five defensive linemen...Recorded one quarterback pressure...Vs. Atlanta (11/3): Recovered a fumble by Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers...At Atlanta (12/29): Sacked Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a two-yard loss as part of a team-record nine-sack effort.

2012
Selected in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina...Played in 16 games with three starts...Posted 25 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and four passes defensed...Ranked third on the team with 18 quarterback pressures...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense and ninth in sacks per pass play...Vs. New York Giants (9/20): Victimized Giants quarterback Eli Manning for first career sack, dropping him for a six-yard loss...At Atlanta (9/30): Established a single-game career high with 1.5 sacks as part of seven-sack effort by the Panthers that matched the team single-game record...Hauled down Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a nine-yard sack and combined with defensive end Charles Johnson to sack Ryan for an 11-yard loss...Vs. Dallas (10/21): Made first NFL start...At Chicago (10/28): Gathered a career-high four tackles...Recovered a fumble by Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to set up a touchdown...At San Diego (12/16): Fell on a ball lost by Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers for a fumble recovery.

COLLEGE
Played in 48 games with 31 starts at Oklahoma...Every down lineman can contribute in running and passing situations and be a disruptive force behind the line of scrimmage...Gathered 143 tackles, 44 tackles for loss, 20.5 sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, one interception and 14 passes defensed - tied for the most by a defensive lineman in school history...2011 (Sr.): Second-team All-American...Co-Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year...Big 12 Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year...First-team All-Big 12 Conference selection...Started 13 games...Led the conference in sacks with 8.5 and tackles for loss with 19 in addition to ranking first on the Sooners with seven quarterback pressures...Produced 54 tackles, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and eight passes defensed...Collected a single-game career-high three sacks to go along with a forced fumble and fumble recovery against Texas...2010 (Jr.): Played in 13 games with nine starts...Finished second on the team with seven sacks and 13 tackles for loss...Recorded 39 tackles, one quarterback pressure, one forced fumble and three passes defensed...2009 (So.): Played in 13 games with four starts...Compiled 24 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, four quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...Returned fumble three yards for a touchdown against Texas A&M...2008 (Fr.): Played in nine games with five starts...Notched 26 tackles, five tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and one pass defensed...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Southern Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, La....Majored in communications at Oklahoma.

TRANSACTIONS
Suspended for violating policy and program for substances of abuse by NFL (10/1/14)...Placed on the exempt/commissioner's permission list by Carolina (9/29/14)...Suspension lifted by NFL (9/29/14)...Suspended for violating policy and program for substances of abuse by NFL (8/30/14)...Selected in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (4/28/12).

GP/GS
Career (28/6) [1/1]; 2013 (12/3) [1/1]; 2012 (16/3).

2013
Played in 12 games with three starts and was inactive for four games for Carolina...Posted 12 tackles, one sack, five quarterback pressures, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...Contributed to unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12) as the Panthers opened with five defensive linemen...Recorded one quarterback pressure...Vs. Atlanta (11/3): Recovered a fumble by Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers...At Atlanta (12/29): Sacked Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a two-yard loss as part of a team-record nine-sack effort.

2012
Selected in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina...Played in 16 games with three starts...Posted 25 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and four passes defensed...Ranked third on the team with 18 quarterback pressures...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense and ninth in sacks per pass play...Vs. New York Giants (9/20): Victimized Giants quarterback Eli Manning for first career sack, dropping him for a six-yard loss...At Atlanta (9/30): Established a single-game career high with 1.5 sacks as part of seven-sack effort by the Panthers that matched the team single-game record...Hauled down Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a nine-yard sack and combined with defensive end Charles Johnson to sack Ryan for an 11-yard loss...Vs. Dallas (10/21): Made first NFL start...At Chicago (10/28): Gathered a career-high four tackles...Recovered a fumble by Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to set up a touchdown...At San Diego (12/16): Fell on a ball lost by Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers for a fumble recovery.

COLLEGE
Played in 48 games with 31 starts at Oklahoma...Every down lineman can contribute in running and passing situations and be a disruptive force behind the line of scrimmage...Gathered 143 tackles, 44 tackles for loss, 20.5 sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, one interception and 14 passes defensed - tied for the most by a defensive lineman in school history...2011 (Sr.): Second-team All-American...Co-Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year...Big 12 Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year...First-team All-Big 12 Conference selection...Started 13 games...Led the conference in sacks with 8.5 and tackles for loss with 19 in addition to ranking first on the Sooners with seven quarterback pressures...Produced 54 tackles, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and eight passes defensed...Collected a single-game career-high three sacks to go along with a forced fumble and fumble recovery against Texas...2010 (Jr.): Played in 13 games with nine starts...Finished second on the team with seven sacks and 13 tackles for loss...Recorded 39 tackles, one quarterback pressure, one forced fumble and three passes defensed...2009 (So.): Played in 13 games with four starts...Compiled 24 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, four quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...Returned fumble three yards for a touchdown against Texas A&M...2008 (Fr.): Played in nine games with five starts...Notched 26 tackles, five tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and one pass defensed...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Southern Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, La....Majored in communications at Oklahoma.

 

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