Before being drafted by Green Bay Packers in the 2018 NFL Draft, cornerback Jaire Alexander has already made a name for himself in the world of American football as a college footballer. While playing for the Louisville Cardinals, Alex was not only known for his tremendous speed but also for his ability to change directions and as well start and stop, which can simply be classified as nothing other than elite.
Jaire declared for the NFL Draft in his junior season and was drafted by the Packers in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. he would later make headlines for celebrating the Baltimore Ravens selection of his former Louisville teammate Lamar Jackson in the first round of the draft. Here is all you should know about the cornerback, his bio, family, height, weight, body measurements and rise to fame in the world of football.
Jaire Alexander Biography
Jaire was born in Charlotte, South Carolina, on the 9th day of February 1997 as Jaire Zakar Alexander. He is an alumnus of Rocky River High School, Charlotte, North Carolina.
As a kid, he actually began playing the grid game from high school where he first recorded 30 tackles and 4 interceptions. As a wide receiver, he had 68 receptions for 1,123 yards, that is 16.5 average and 18 touchdowns. During his senior high school days, Jaire declared his commitment to the University of South Carolina but would later change his commitment to the University of Louisville, after his parents felt he wasn’t getting all he should from the school. So he began his college career in 2015 with Louisville under coach Bobby Petrino.
During his college career that ended in 2017, he had 77 tackles with 7 interceptions. In 2016 he was named Second-team All-ACC and after his junior season in 2017, Jaire Alexander decided to forgo his senior year and opted for the draft. He also did not play in the 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl due to several injuries he sustained throughout the season.
In 2018, he was picked as the 18th overall by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft and became the 3rd defensive back in the history of Louisville to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. The other two are DB Lenny Lyles and S Calvin Pryor. Jaire also became the first Louisville player to be drafted in the first round by the Green Bay.
In May 2018, he signed a four-year contract that will keep him with the team till 2022. The deal is worth $12.147 million including a $6.914 million signing bonus.
Jaire Alexander’s father’s name is Landis Alexander but his mother’s name is not known. Jaire has, however, mentioned his mom, dad, siblings, and grandparents in an interview and how knitted they are. He also said they are his biggest supporters and have never missed attending any of his games and travel with him, wherever he went.
His Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Jaire stands at the height of 1.78 m, that is 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 89 kg. His other body measurements are not known.
- Jaire Alexander is an adventurous person. When he is not playing, he goes bike riding, visits the cinemas, does a little bit of yoga, goes swimming with alligators, jet ski, fishing, etc, he just loves outdoor activities.
- His favorite movie is National Security, while his favorite actor and actress are Denzel Washington and Angela Bassett respectively.
- If he has an opportunity of going on a dinner with any three persons, both living or dead, it would be Michael Jackson, Sydney McLaughlin (track athlete), and Jay Z.
- He said the game he is so proud of was the Florida State game because his team dominated the entire game.
- The two NFL corners he admires as Marcus Peters and Jalen Ramsey.
- His best memory from football was during the Little League when he had to leave a game during halftime and then went to another team in a different league to play in another game.
- His favorite food is Chicken Alfredo.
- His best TV show is The Office.
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- Full Name: Jaire Zakar Alexander
- Date of Birth: February 9, 1997
- Place of Birth: Charlotte, South Carolina
- High school: Rocky River High School, Charlotte, North Carolina
- College: University of Louisville
- Parents: Landis Alexander(father), mother’s name unknown
- Siblings: N/A
- Marital Status: single
- Girlfriend: N/A
- Spouse: N/A
- Kids: N/A
- Height: 1.78 m, (5″ 8)
- Weight: 89kg
- Body Measurement: N/A