2014: Four tackles, three unassisted this season on defense ... earned his first-career start at defensive end and made four tackles, three solo, at Yale ... did not figure statistically against Buffalo, Stanford, Wake Forest, Ball State or Rice ... made the switch to offensive line following the Rice game ... played in the Kent State and Navy games as a reserve ... started at left tackle versus Air Force, Connecticut and Western Kentucky ... did not play against Fordham.
2013: Appeared in six games, all in a reserve role ... registered three tackles, tackle for loss and quarterback hurry ... made career debut opposite Morgan State ... collected pair of assisted tackles ... first career stops ... registered one solo tackle and quarterback hurry opposite Ball State ... first career primary tackle ... tackle was for loss of five yards ... also appeared in Temple, Louisiana Tech, Eastern Michigan and Stanford games and did not figure statistically.
2012: Did not see any varsity action.
High School: Three-sport standout at Canadian High School ... lettered four times in football, two times as a sprinter and thrower in track & field, and once in basketball ... recorded 354 career tackles, including 43 quarterback sacks ... three-time first-team all-state selection as a defensive end ... named Texas 1A Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 ... earned district MVP honors as a senior ... helped team to 2A state title in 2007 and 1A crown in 2008 ... qualified for the regional meet in the discus in final track & field season ... earned Academic All-District accolades on the hardwood ... was the 2011 Class 1A Lincoln Douglas debate state champion.
Personal: Given name is Ryan Janzen Alexander ... parents’ names are Tim and Betsy Alexander ... great uncle, Robert Janzen, retired from U.S. Army with rank of lieutenant colonel ... grandfather, Dan Rader, served in the military during World War II ... majoring in Systems Management.