Rookie Kwon Alexander highlights the Buccaneers defense as their premiere linebacker. Thus far, he’s acquired the most tackles and assisted tackles for his team. Needless to say, his future looks bright.
Going into Sunday’s game in Atlanta, there is no possible way that Alexander was mentally present. His younger brother, Broderick Taylor II, had been gunned down following a fight less than 2 days earlier. Just suiting up with this in mind proved Alexander is one strong young man….yet he did so much more. Alexander racked up a team high 11 tackles, an interception, and a fumble recover…
Inside the locker room, Kwon Alexander gets the game ball from coach Lovie Smith & captain Logan Mankins.
Posted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, November 1, 2015
Following the game, Alexander dedicated his performance to his little bro:
“It’s been hard, man,” he said. “He was my little brother, but I know he’d want me to be strong for him, and I came out here and dedicated this game to him. [I was] very determined because [he] wanted me to do it. All he wanted me to do is ball, so dedicated it to him.”
R.I.P. Broderick Taylor II
— Kwon Alexander (@Showtime17Kwon) November 1, 2015