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Former NFL Pro Bowl Defensive Back Kermit Alexander Talks About Iowa LB James Morris

Kermit Alexander

Former NFL defensive back and Pro-Bowler Kermit Alexander  joined Travis Rodgers on AM830 this morning to talk about the Wk9 Lott IMPACT Player of The Week James Morris. The 6-2, 240-pound senior from Solon, Iowa had eight tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery in Iowa’s 17-10 win over Northwestern Saturday.

About Kermit Alexander:

Alexander was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the eighth pick in the first round of the 1963 NFL Draft. He was also drafted by the Denver Broncos of the American Football League with the fifth overall pick, but chose to sign with San Francisco. Alexander played alongside Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback Jimmy Johnson. Alexander was selected to play in the Pro Bowl in 1968, after a season in which he had a career-high nine interceptions, including an interception he returned 66 yards for a touchdown. Alexander played for the 49ers from 1963 to 1969.

In his second year with the Los Angeles Rams in 1971, he returned one of his three interceptions 82 yards for a touchdown. He played one final season with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1973. In addition to playing defense, Alexander returned punts and kickoffs for all three teams. Both of his career punt returns for touchdowns came with San Francisco.

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