| Ben Alexander
|Height / Weight:|
6-0 / 305
· Career statistics
Four-year defensive tackle who played in 38 career games, including four starts ... posted 51 tackles, a half sack, 10 TFL, eight pressures and a fumble recovery during his career ... appeared in 14 games at defensive tackle, including four starts, as a senior in 2009 ... posted 37 tackles, seven TFL and five pressures ... saw action in 10 games in 2008 ... appeared in nine games in 2007 ... saw action in five games as a true freshman in 2006 ... was a first-team all-state defensive tackle as a prepster ... also played DE, TE and FB during his high school career.
Appeared in 14 games at defensive tackle, including four starts ... named the team's Most Productive Performer on defense for his effort versus Colorado ... helped UT rank 12th nationally in scoring defense (16.7 ppg), third in total defense (251.9 ypg), first in rushing defense (72.4 ypg), 10th in pass efficiency defense (100.5 rating) and 19th in pass defense (179.6 ypg) ... UT also ranked first nationally in INTs (25) and tied for first in forced turnovers (37) ... notched 39 tackles, seven TFL and five pressures ... registered six tackles, a TFL and a pressure against Wyoming ... tallied two TFL against UTEP ... posted five tackles against Colorado ... notched three tackles and a TFL against No. 20 Oklahoma ... recorded a tackle at Missouri ... tallied two tackles and a TFL at Oklahoma State ... registered four tackles and two TFL versus UCF ... notched three tackles at Baylor ... posted two tackles and a pressure at Texas A&M ... posted career highs for tackles (eight) and pressures (three) in the Big 12 Championship game against No. 21 Nebraska ... added two tackles in the BCS Championship game versus No. 1 Alabama.
Appeared in 10 games at defensive tackle ... compiled four tackles, a half sack, two pressures and a fumble recovery ... posted a tackle in the season opener versus FAU ... notched a tackle at UTEP ... recorded his first career fumble recovery against Arkansas ... tallied two tackles and a half sack at Colorado ... added a pressure against Baylor.
Appeared in nine games at defensive tackle ... helped UT give up just 93.4 rushing yards per game (sixth NCAA) ... notched seven tackles, two TFL and a pressure ... posted two tackles and a TFL in his first action of the season against Rice ... recorded a TFL, a pressure and a PBU versus No. 10 Oklahoma ... posted two tackles at Iowa State ... recorded a stop at Baylor ... had a tackle against Nebraska.
Appeared in five games ... recorded a tackle against Sam Houston State ... also saw action against North Texas, Rice, Baylor and Iowa.
Coached by Scott Parker at T.L. Hanna H.S. ... prep All-American who was a four-year starter, primarily at DT ... totaled 302 tackles, 68 TFL, 15 sacks, four blocked kicks and four fumble recoveries for his career ... a versatile two-way star who played defensive tackle, defensive end and fullback as a senior ... named first-team all-state ... posted 56 tackles, 16 TFL and four sacks despite missing four games due to injury ... played defensive tackle, defensive end, tight end and fullback as a junior ... earned all-state, all-area and all-region honors ... recorded 77 tackles, 30 TFL and seven sacks ... registered 16 tackles, five TFL and a sack versus Greenwood ... played DT and TE as a sophomore ... earned all-area and all-region honors ... competed in wrestling as a freshman.
Born in Augusta, Ga. ... lived in New Ellington, S.C. until age three ... lived in Newark, Ohio, from ages 3-10 ... moved to Anderson, S.C. in the fifth grade ... majoring in youth and community studies ... active in UT's community service program ... is part of a group of Longhorns that regularly visits patients at the Dell Children's Medical Center ... participated in A Hero's Tribute by welcoming troops back to Fort Hood after being stationed overseas ... named to the honor roll in every semester but one in high school ... father, Kim, started four years at defensive tackle for The Citadel (1980-83) ... helped his mother in working with the mentally challenged by assisting in meal and activity setup ... participated in a food drive with Anderson Interfaith Ministries ... volunteered time as a speaker at local S.C. elementary schools ... enjoys golf, tennis and fishing ... played drums in middle school.
THE ALEXANDER FILE
Nickname: Big Cat
During pregame, I like to: Be loud and loosen people up
Favorite sports movie: Any Given Sunday
Favorite movie: Bloodsport
Favorite actor: Val Kilmer
Favorite TV channel: MTV 2
Sports hero: Jack Johnson
Favorite superhero: Juggernaut
Favorite music artist: 50 Cent
Favorite video game: NCAA Football
Favorite cartoon character: Fred Flintstone
Nobody knows I can: Do impersonations
Pets: Dogs (Bevo and Hook `Em)
I came to Texas because: Texas has the best coaches, team and school