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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.

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