Tampa Bay’s Kwon Alexander Has The Game Of His Life Less Than 48 Hours After Brother Is Killed

(SL) – Tampa Bay’s Kwon Alexander was a force to be reckoned with in Sunday’s battle against the Falcons in Atlanta. The
Rookie LB had a career game just a day and a half after his little brother was shot to death in Oxford Alabama.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander intercepts Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on a pass intended for tight end Jacob Tamme.
Bucs LB Alexander has huge game after teenage brother killed.

It broke my heart to see him crying on the field. He is obviously heart broken. I don’t know how he made it through. Pure strength, dedication and out of the love he has for his baby brother who Kwon’s says just wanted him to ball out every time he touched the field.

brod5Alexander dedicated the game and game ball to his brother. He finished with a team- (and career-) high 11 tackles to go along with an interception and a fumble recovery. The 21-year old tweeted his victory dedication to his younger sibling.

The Buccaneers upset the Falcons, 23-20, in overtime.

And the rookie fourth-round linebacker played a huge part. After having a 90-yard interception return reversed on a penalty,

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander intercepts Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on a pass intended for tight end Jacob Tamme.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander intercepts Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on a pass intended for tight end Jacob Tamme.

Alexander secured two takeaways the officials couldn’t take away.

He forced a fumble with an incredibly strong strip of Falcons receiver Julio Jones.

He intercepted another Matt Ryan Pass in the second quarter as Atlanta entered Tampa Bay territory.ed56bb61711e42a8bbcb2f0673335f32-fb5ff9b0940a4c4fabc53ea29d764be0-1

Then once the game had ended,  Alexander let go, his emotion overwhelming him.

broderick

The Anniston Star reports that 17-year old Broderick Taylor II, was allegedly shot by 24-year old Jerald Bailey during a fight Friday night on the 1200 block of W. 16th Street in Anniston.

Police Chief Shane Denham said Bailey fled the scene after the fight; but turned himself in Saturday morning.

Photo: Anniston Police Department
Bailey has been charged in connection with the murder of NFL player Kwon Alexander’s brother Broderick Taylor II. Photo: Anniston Police Department

Bailey is in the Calhoun County Jail charged with murder.

As of Saturday, no bond had been set. Taylor, 17, was pronounced dead at Regional Medical Center about 11:30 p.m., Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown said the teen was shot in the chest.

Kwon_AlexanderAlexander’s grief is visible on his twitter timeline where he expressed in one tweet that he was traumatized and in another that he would give anything if his little brother came back.

In touching images you see his teammates covering him with support as he wears his heartbreak on his shoulders.

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