(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.
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.
Alexander 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,
Alexander secured two takeaways the officials couldn’t take away.
He forced a fumble with an incredibly strong strip of Falcons receiver Julio Jones.
Then once the game had ended, Alexander let go, his emotion overwhelming him.