Fall 2021 SS Magazine

NEW PODCAST: Lorenzo Alexander - Former NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker

THIS IS EPISODE 489 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Lorenzo Alexander played 13 NFL seasons with the Redskins, Cardinals, Raiders and Bills. He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and finished third in the NFL in sacks in 2016 with 12.5.

Alexander played his college football at the University of California, but went undrafted coming into the league in 2005. He signed with the Panthers but was cut right before the season and spent the year on the practice squad. The next year was much of the same, but in 2007 he signed with the Redskins and made his NFL debut Oct. 7, 2007.

After playing six seasons with the Redskins, he moved on to Arizona, where he played two seasons, then one in Oakland before joining Buffalo in 2016, where he spent his final four years before retiring following the 2019 season.

On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Alexander about his decision to retire, how he grew in his faith during his time in Buffalo, the pain he would experience each week as an NFL linebacker, how the death of Sean Taylor impacted him to begin his journey with Christ, and why that was the best decision he’s ever made.

* Interview recorded prior to coronavirus outbreak.

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