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Danario Alexander
WR #84
Height:
6-5
Weight:
217
College:
Missouri
Hometown:
Marlin, Tex.
Experience:
5
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 28 83 1,395 16.8 49.8 80 10 20 4 60 0
2012 SD 10 37 658 17.8 65.8 80T 7 9 1 29 0
2011 STL 10 26 431 16.6 43.1 68 2 7 1 19 0
2010 STL 8 20 306 15.3 38.3 46 1 4 2 12 0
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 28 1 0 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
2012 SD 10 1 0 -- 0.1 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 39.6
2011 STL 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 STL 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 SD 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 STL 10 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 STL 8 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

One of the feel-good stories to come out of San Diego in 2012 was the arrival of wide receiver Danario Alexander. Cast aside by his former team after a couple of injury shortened seasons, the Chargers took a chance on the lanky pass-catcher and he rewarded them with one of the best half-seasons in recent memory.    

Alexander played in 10 games for the Chargers and quickly became one of Philip Rivers’ favorite targets. He teamed with Malcom Floyd to give the Bolts a pair of six-foot-five receivers who could stretch the field. Alexander caught 37 passes for 658 yards and seven touchdowns, which tied for most on the team and were the third-most in the NFL by any player after Nov. 1. 

Alexander grew up in Marlin, Texas where he idolized the Dallas Cowboys and their talented trio of Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin. He paid particular close attention to Irvin and NFL great Randy Moss and patterned his game after them.   

At Marlin High School, Alexander was a three-sport standout in football, baseball and track & field. He entered high school as a 5-9, 105 pound freshman and blossomed into a 6-5, 215 pounder by his senior year.              

An outstanding senior year at Marlin High led Alexander to the University of Missouri, where he had an up and down career. Alexander endured three surgeries to his left knee before exploding as a senior and posting one of the best seasons in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) history. He finished his senior campaign in 2009 with 113 catches for an NCAA-leading 1,781 yards and 14 touchdowns. His yardage total was ninth-most all-time at the FBS level, while his receptions tied for 18th and his yards per game average ranked 20th. 

Despite an outstanding senior season, the NFL Draft came and went without Alexander hearing his name called, partly due to a knee injury he suffered at the Senior Bowl and a subsequent fourth operation on his left knee. He ended up signing late as an undrafted free agent with the in-state St. Louis Rams but was way behind in his NFL development. Alexander started the season on the Rams’ practice squad, but he worked hard and earned a promotion to the active roster in mid-October. He even was given the nickname “DX Missile.” Coincidentally, his first NFL game came on Oct. 17, 2010 against the Chargers and Alexander caught a 38-yard touchdown pass in the game to help lead the Rams to a 20-17 victory.               

Alexander spent two injury-shortened years with the Rams and when he suffered a hamstring injury in 2012, the team opted to part ways with the Texas native.           

Alexander spent the next several months recovering and had a few NFL tryouts, including one with the Chargers in mid-October. After the tryout, he found himself at the airport on his way back to St. Louis when his agent called and told Alexander that the Chargers wanted to sign him. He put pen to paper on Oct. 22 and the rest of the season was one of storybook proportion.  

Alexander studied sociology at Missouri. After he is done playing football, he wants to return to school for a graduate degree and possibly attend medical school to study orthopedics.             

One of Alexander’s closest friends is Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and former Missouri teammate, Jeremy Maclin. For the last two years, Alexander has hosted a football camp in his hometown of Marlin, Tex. Maclin and a number of NFL stars, including Chargers teammates Eddie Royal and Mike Willie, lent their expertise at his 2013 camp in June. 

Away from football, Alexander enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed with St. Louis as undrafted rookie, Aug. 22, 2010...waived Sept. 4...re-signed to Rams’ practice squad Sept. 6...signed to active roster Oct. 12... waived Aug. 27, 2012...signed with Chargers, Oct. 22...re-signed with Chargers, April 25, 2013.

2012: Caught five passes for career-high 134 yards, including career-long 80-yard touchdown on third play of game Nov. 11 at Tampa Bay...two second-half touchdowns (8 and 21 yards) and led team with seven catches for 96 yards Nov. 18 at Denver...game-high 102 yards on six receptions Dec. 2 vs. Cincinnati...led team with two touchdown catches (39 and 15 yards) in 34-24 win at Pittsburgh Dec. 9...targeted team-high 11 times vs. Steelers...37-yard touchdown catch gave Chargers 17-14 third-quarter lead in Dec. 23 win at New York Jets.. .closed out season with 34-yard touchdown catch for 24-7 third-quarter lead Dec. 30 vs. Oakland...was seventh touchdown catch over final eight games. 2011: First-career 100-yard game (122 yards) Sept. 19 vs. New York Giants, including season-long 68-yard catch and 19-yard touchdown...team-high 91 yards on six catches Oct. 16 at Green Bay...second touchdown of season (25 yards) Dec. 18 vs. Cincinnati. 2010: Spent Weeks 1-5 on practice squad...NFL debut Oct. 17 vs. San Diego and led Rams with four catches for 72 yards, including 38-yard touchdown…season-high 99 yards on six catches in first-career start Dec. 26 vs. San Francisco.

COLLEGE: All-America as senior after leading nation in receiving with 113 catches for 1,781 yards...finished career with 191 catches for 2,778 yards and 22 touchdowns in four seasons at Missouri.

PERSONAL: Honorable mention all-state and first-team all-district wide receiver as senior at Marlin (Tex.) High School… state champion triple jumper with best of 49.9…district champion and second in state in long jump with best of 24.6.

One of the feel-good stories to come out of San Diego in 2012 was the arrival of wide receiver Danario Alexander. Cast aside by his former team after a couple of injury shortened seasons, the Chargers took a chance on the lanky pass-catcher and he rewarded them with one of the best half-seasons in recent memory.    

Alexander played in 10 games for the Chargers and quickly became one of Philip Rivers’ favorite targets. He teamed with Malcom Floyd to give the Bolts a pair of six-foot-five receivers who could stretch the field. Alexander caught 37 passes for 658 yards and seven touchdowns, which tied for most on the team and were the third-most in the NFL by any player after Nov. 1. 

Alexander grew up in Marlin, Texas where he idolized the Dallas Cowboys and their talented trio of Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin. He paid particular close attention to Irvin and NFL great Randy Moss and patterned his game after them.   

At Marlin High School, Alexander was a three-sport standout in football, baseball and track & field. He entered high school as a 5-9, 105 pound freshman and blossomed into a 6-5, 215 pounder by his senior year.              

An outstanding senior year at Marlin High led Alexander to the University of Missouri, where he had an up and down career. Alexander endured three surgeries to his left knee before exploding as a senior and posting one of the best seasons in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) history. He finished his senior campaign in 2009 with 113 catches for an NCAA-leading 1,781 yards and 14 touchdowns. His yardage total was ninth-most all-time at the FBS level, while his receptions tied for 18th and his yards per game average ranked 20th. 

Despite an outstanding senior season, the NFL Draft came and went without Alexander hearing his name called, partly due to a knee injury he suffered at the Senior Bowl and a subsequent fourth operation on his left knee. He ended up signing late as an undrafted free agent with the in-state St. Louis Rams but was way behind in his NFL development. Alexander started the season on the Rams’ practice squad, but he worked hard and earned a promotion to the active roster in mid-October. He even was given the nickname “DX Missile.” Coincidentally, his first NFL game came on Oct. 17, 2010 against the Chargers and Alexander caught a 38-yard touchdown pass in the game to help lead the Rams to a 20-17 victory.               

Alexander spent two injury-shortened years with the Rams and when he suffered a hamstring injury in 2012, the team opted to part ways with the Texas native.           

Alexander spent the next several months recovering and had a few NFL tryouts, including one with the Chargers in mid-October. After the tryout, he found himself at the airport on his way back to St. Louis when his agent called and told Alexander that the Chargers wanted to sign him. He put pen to paper on Oct. 22 and the rest of the season was one of storybook proportion.  

Alexander studied sociology at Missouri. After he is done playing football, he wants to return to school for a graduate degree and possibly attend medical school to study orthopedics.             

One of Alexander’s closest friends is Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and former Missouri teammate, Jeremy Maclin. For the last two years, Alexander has hosted a football camp in his hometown of Marlin, Tex. Maclin and a number of NFL stars, including Chargers teammates Eddie Royal and Mike Willie, lent their expertise at his 2013 camp in June. 

Away from football, Alexander enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed with St. Louis as undrafted rookie, Aug. 22, 2010...waived Sept. 4...re-signed to Rams’ practice squad Sept. 6...signed to active roster Oct. 12... waived Aug. 27, 2012...signed with Chargers, Oct. 22...re-signed with Chargers, April 25, 2013.

2012: Caught five passes for career-high 134 yards, including career-long 80-yard touchdown on third play of game Nov. 11 at Tampa Bay...two second-half touchdowns (8 and 21 yards) and led team with seven catches for 96 yards Nov. 18 at Denver...game-high 102 yards on six receptions Dec. 2 vs. Cincinnati...led team with two touchdown catches (39 and 15 yards) in 34-24 win at Pittsburgh Dec. 9...targeted team-high 11 times vs. Steelers...37-yard touchdown catch gave Chargers 17-14 third-quarter lead in Dec. 23 win at New York Jets.. .closed out season with 34-yard touchdown catch for 24-7 third-quarter lead Dec. 30 vs. Oakland...was seventh touchdown catch over final eight games. 2011: First-career 100-yard game (122 yards) Sept. 19 vs. New York Giants, including season-long 68-yard catch and 19-yard touchdown...team-high 91 yards on six catches Oct. 16 at Green Bay...second touchdown of season (25 yards) Dec. 18 vs. Cincinnati. 2010: Spent Weeks 1-5 on practice squad...NFL debut Oct. 17 vs. San Diego and led Rams with four catches for 72 yards, including 38-yard touchdown…season-high 99 yards on six catches in first-career start Dec. 26 vs. San Francisco.

COLLEGE: All-America as senior after leading nation in receiving with 113 catches for 1,781 yards...finished career with 191 catches for 2,778 yards and 22 touchdowns in four seasons at Missouri.

PERSONAL: Honorable mention all-state and first-team all-district wide receiver as senior at Marlin (Tex.) High School… state champion triple jumper with best of 49.9…district champion and second in state in long jump with best of 24.6.

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  • 5/23: Danario Alexander First Pitch

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Wide Receiver Danario Alexander talks to Jordan Beane about his baseball prowess, his MLB draft prospects and returning to the Chargers plus see his first pitch (which had some heat on it).

  • 12/31: Danario Alexander

    Posted Dec 31, 2012

    Wide Receiver Danario Alexander talks with the media

  • Danario Alexander 34-yard TD catch

    By NFL.com - Posted Dec 30, 2012

    San Diego Chargers QB Phillip Rivers finds WR Danario Alexander for a 34-yard touchdown and a 24-7 lead over the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter.