Brandon Alexander

Brandon Alexander


Orlando, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Defensive Back


House Party

UCF rolls to 34-14 win over Temple on Homecoming


Alexander the Great

Brandon Alexander forces fumble at goal line to preserve 17-12 win over Houston.


Knights Celebrate at Swords Awards

UCF held its annual end-of-the-year banquet


Walk This Way

Brandon Alexander worked his way from a walk-on to starting safety for the Knights.


UCF-Temple Postgame Notes

No. 15/19 UCF 39, Temple 36


St. Petersburg Bowl (USA Today)

St. Petersburg Bowl (USA Today); photos by Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports


UCF vs. Baylor

UCF takes on Baylor in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl


UCF @ Temple

UCF @ Temple


South Carolina @ UCF

USATSI Gallery


UCF Football: Season in Photos

UCF Football: Season in Photos

-Named to the All-American Athletic Conference Second Team
-Earned a spot on Phil Steele's Postseason All-Conference Third Team
-Selected as a nominee for the Burlsworth Trophy for the second straight year, which is given to the most outstanding collegiate football player who began his career as a walk-on
-Voted as UCF's Most Dependable Defensive Player at the team's annual awards banquet
-Started all 13 games at free safety
-Third on the team with 75 tackles, while also having two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, two recoveries, three interceptions and seven break-ups
-At Croke Park Classic vs. Penn State 8/30: Totaled 13 tackles (six solo)
-Bethune-Cookman 9/20: Recorded four total stops
-At Houston 10/2: In addition to his game-saving forced fumble, Alexander also pulled in his first interception of the season
-BYU 10/9: Totaled 11 tackles (six solo) and one pass break-up
-Tulane 10/18: Collected eight stops and intercepted his second pass of the year in the third quarter
-Temple 10/25: Added four tackles, one fumble recovery and two pass break-ups
-At UConn 11/1: Totaled five stops (four solo) and forced one fumble
-Tulsa 11/14: Amassed six tackles (five solo) and snagged his third interception of the season
-SMU 11/22: Made two solo tackles and recovered one fumble
-At USF 11/28: Posted five tackles with a break-up
-At East Carolina 12/4: Had three solo tackles as well as a break-up
-St. Pete 12/26: Finished season with fie tackles

-Nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy
-Member of the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team
-Made the switch from cornerback to free safety before the season
-Came through with 63 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, one recovery, three interceptions and seven break-ups
-Akron 8/29: Totaled six tackles and four solo stops
-At Penn State 9/14: Registered six total tackles (five solo) and one TFL
-South Carolina 9/28: Piled on six total tackles and recovered a fumble
-At Memphis 10/5: Collected five total stops, one TFL and a sack for a loss of 10 yards
-At Louisville 10/18: Totaled seven tackles (three solo) and had one forced fumble
-Houston 11/9: Collected seven tackles, two break-ups and an interception, with one of his break-ups coming in the endzone on fourth down with less than 30 seconds remaining to secure the win
-Named American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. Houston
-At Temple 11/16: Amassed four stops and picked off his second pass of the season
-Rutgers 11/21: Recorded one assisted tackle and one pass breakup
-USF 11/29: Totaled six tackles and one pass break-up
-At SMU 12/7: Collected seven stops (three solo) and broke up one pass
-Tostitos Fiesta Bowl 1/1: Totaled six tackles (three solo) and picked off his third pass on the season

-Started 12 games and appeared in all 14
-Totaled 62 tackles, including two for a loss, and had one interception
-Led the team and ranked 14th in C-USA with nine break-ups, and also was tied for first in the league with three fumble recoveries
-At Akron 8/30: Recorded four tackles (three solo)
-FIU 9/15: Registered two tackles (one solo), including a tackle for a 5-yard loss and two pass break-ups
-Missouri 9/29: Had three total tackles (two solo) and two passes broken up
-ECU 10/4: Intercepted his first collegiate pass against the Pirates, while recording three tackles
-Southern Miss 10/13: Made two tackles (one solo) with a pass break-up
-At Memphis 10/20: Tallied five tackles (two solo)
-At Marshall 10/27: Collected four tackles (one solo) with a pass broken up
-SMU 11/3: Totaled six tackles (two solo) with one pass break-up
-At UTEP 11/10: Recorded one assisted tackle and a fumble recovery
-At Tulsa 11/17: Racked up nine tackles (five solo) and 0.5 TFL
-UAB 11/24: Added 11 tackles (seven solo) and one break-up
-C-USA Championship 12/1: Totaled 10 tackles with a fumble recovery
-Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl 12/21: Recovered a fumble and had a break-up and two tackles

-Appeared in 10 games with five starts at CB in the final five games, and recorded 43 tackles (27 solo) with 0.5 tackles for loss and five passes broken up
-Marshall 10/8: Recorded one PBU
-At UAB 10/20: Amassed eight tackles (four solo) with 0.5 TFL
-Memphis 10/29: Recorded four tackles (three solo)
-Tulsa 11/3: Posted six tackles and one break-up
-At Southern Miss 11/12: Registered 11 tackles (seven solo) with a break-up
-At East Carolina 11/19: Collected five tackles and a 12-yard fumble return
-UTEP 11/25: Had nine tackles (eight solo) with a pair of break-ups

-Attended Evans High School where he was an all-metro honorable-mention selection as a senior
-Competed in the Metro All-Star Football Game Dec. 15, 2011

-Son of Kenya Nelson-Warren
-Majoring in criminal justice


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