First Time Since 1997 Draft That UW Has Multiple Players Selected
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UW This Season: Alvester Alexander has proven he is a game changer during his first two years in the program and should be one of the top running backs in the Mountain West Conference in 2011. After assuming UW's starting role at running back, the junior enters the fall ready to write his name in the Cowboy record book. He's amassed 21 rushing touchdowns to rank No. 7 in school history and 1,432 career rushing yards to sit 585 yards short of UW's career Top 10.
2010: During his sophomore season, he earned Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Conference after leading the Cowboys with 792 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on 189 carries in 12 starts. His 66.0 yards per game average ranked fifth in the MWC and No. 80 in the nation, while his 7.0 points per game was also fifth in the conference and No. 74 nationally. His 66.0 yards per game of total offense was No. 14 in the MWC. During the season, he set new UW school records for rushing touchdowns in a season (14) and in a game (5). Alexander saved his best performance for last, when he notched a school-record five touchdowns along with 147 rushing yards on 23 carries in UW's season-finale victory over Colorado State. The effort earned him MWC Offensive Player of the Week. He also posted 151 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries at New Mexico. His 94-yard run against the Lobos was the second-longest run from scrimmage in the NCAA during the season and second-longest run in UW history. Alexander also topped the 100-yard mark with a 123-yard effort versus Air Force and scored two touchdowns against the Falcons. At the team's year-end banquet, he was named UW's Offensive Back of the Year.
2009: For the season, Alexander led Wyoming in rushing attempts (136), rushing yards (640) and rushing touchdowns (7). He carried the ball eight times for 81 yards against Weber State in his first college game, including a 44-yard touchdown run on his first carry. His season high in carries was 17 at Florida Atlantic in a game in which he rushed for 50 yards and three touchdowns -- also a season high. He ended his true freshman season on a high note by rushing for a season-high 137 yards in the New Mexico Bowl win over Fresno State. Alexander scored Wyoming's first touchdown in the New Mexico Bowl on a 68-yard gallop. He made a critical play in Wyoming's 30-27 fourth-quarter, come-from-behind victory at San Diego State late in the season. As part of that comeback, Alexander had a 33-yard TD run in the fourth quarter to pull the Cowboys to within one touchdown at 20-27 on way to a 30-27 road victory. He carried the ball 15 times for 73 yards versus the Aztecs. Alexander also had 16 carries for 66 yards and 1 TD in a 37-13 win over New Mexico.
High School: Alexander had an outstanding senior season at C.E. King High School in Houston, Texas. Alexander was a unanimous First Team All-District 19-4A selection as a senior. He rushed for 1,348 yards and 29 touchdowns during his senior season, and averaged 8.0 yards per carry. Alexander recorded seven 100-yard rushing games his senior season. He scored three touchdowns in four different games in `08. As a team captain, he led his high school team to a 7-3 record in 2008 and a spot in the 4A State Playoffs before losing a one-point, 34-35, game to Nederland. Alexander was timed at 10.56 seconds in the 100 meters in high school. He won his District Championship in the 100 meters as a junior. Individually, he was a Regional qualifier in the 100 meters, as well as being part of 4x100 and 4x200 Regional qualifying relay teams. He played for head football coach Mike Malkowski.
Personal: Born Oct. 17, 1990, he is the youngest of three children of Katharine and Joe Alexander, his older brother Joe Alexander II played college football at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. The younger Alexander was also recruited by Houston. He is majoring in criminal justice at UW.