71  James Alexander
James Alexander


Atlanta, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 283

Offensive Tackle


2006 (Sophomore): Started at left tackle against Louisville ... Played most of the game at right tackle in win over Vanderbilt after an injury to Hayden Lane forced Michael Aitcheson to guard ... Also played RT when Aitcheson went out of the Louisiana-Monroe game because of injury ... Played in 12 games.

2005 (Freshman): One of the pleasant developments of the season ... Earned playing time as a true freshman, a notable feat for a first-year offensive lineman ... Played in all 11 games ... Played extensively in the win over Mississippi State, taking over for the injured Fatu Turituri ... Started vs. Auburn.

High School: Sizeable offensive lineman who came on strong during his senior season ... Two-year letterman at offensive tackle at Douglass HS in Atlanta, Ga. ... Named first-team All-Metro Atlanta as a senior ... Averaged three pancake blocks per game during his senior campaign ... Graded at 93 percent for the year, a very impressive statistic ... Allowed only one sack all season ... Douglass went 10-2 and played in the second round of the state playoffs in Class AAAAA, the largest classification in Georgia ... Blocked for a running back who gained 2,380 yards ... Played for a talent-laden team that had eight Division I signees ... Began starting midway through his junior year ... Team went 8-3 his junior season and went to the state playoffs ... Coached by Gary Cantrell ... "James has a great work ethic," Cantrell said. "His size is definitely a plus. He has really good feet and hands. Both of his offensive-line coaches played in the NFL, so he has a good fundamental base and should make a good adjustment to the blocking schemes in college. He's a good kid who is easy to coach." ... A two-year letterman on the track and field team ... Competed in the shot put and discus throw ... Honor-roll student who participated in a magnet program for engineering studies ... An uncle, Leroy Warner, played football and baseball at Fort Valley State ... Decided on Kentucky over Mississippi State and Duke.

Personal: Born in Atlanta, Ga. ... Son of Tonya Y. Warner and James S. Alexander ... Major is history.

Community Cats: Participated in the "Breakfast With Santa" at the UKChildren's Hospital (2006) ... Served as a bellringer for the Salvation Army (2006).

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium