Before he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 2018 NFL Draft, cornerback Jaire Alexander had already made a name for himself in the world of American football as a college footballer. When he played for the Louisville Cardinals, Alex was known not only for his tremendous speed but also for his ability to change direction and start and stop, which can easily be classified as nothing less than the elite.
Jaire signed up for the NFL Draft in his junior season and was drafted by the Packers in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He later made headlines when he celebrated the selection of his former Louisville teammate, Lamar Jackson, by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the draft. Here is everything you need to know about the cornerback, his biography, family, height, weight, body measurements, and his rise to fame in the world of football.
Jaire Alexander Biography
Jaire was born Jaire Zakar Alexander on February 9, 1997, in Charlotte, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Rocky River High School, Charlotte, North Carolina.
As a child, he started playing the grid game in high school, where he first recorded 30 tackles and 4 interceptions. As a wide receiver, he had 68 receptions for 1,123 yards, which is 16.5 average and 18 touchdowns. During his time in senior high school, 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 that he was not getting everything he was supposed to from school. So he began his college career in 2015 with Louisville under coach Bobby Petrino.
During his college career, which ended in 2017, he had 77 tackles with 7 interceptions. In 2016 he was called up to the second team All-ACC and after his junior season, 2017 Jaire Alexander decided to give up his senior year and chose the draft. Due to several injuries he sustained during the season, he also did not play in the 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl.
In 2018 he was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft as 18th overall, making him the third defender in Louisville history to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. The other two are DB Lenny Lyles and S. Calvin Pryor. Jaire was also the first Louisville player to be drafted from Green Bay in the first round.
In May 2018 he signed a four-year contract that will keep him on the team until 2022. The contract is worth $12.147 million, including a signing bonus of $6.914 million.
The father of Jaire Alexander is called Landis Alexander, but the name of his mother is not known. However, Jaire mentioned his mother, father, siblings, and grandparents in an interview and how knitted they are. He also said that they are his biggest supporters and never missed to visit one of his games and travel with him wherever he went.
His Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Jaire stands at a height of 1.78 m, which 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 rides his bike, goes to the movies, do a little yoga, goes swimming with alligators, rides jet skis, goes fishing, etc. He simply 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 the opportunity to go to dinner with any three people, alive or dead, they would be Michael Jackson, Sydney McLaughlin (track and field 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.
- He admires the two NFL corners as Marcus Peters and Jalen Ramsey.
- His best memory of football was during Little League when he had to leave a game at half-time and then went to another team in another league to play in another game.
- His favorite food is chicken, Alfredo.
- His best television show is The Office.
- 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