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Mackensie Alexander
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Mackensie Alexander 1085740
Position: CB
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Immokalee, Fla.
High School: Immokalee HS
Experience: 1 Letter


Shutdown cornerback who declared for the NFL Draft following his redshirt sophomore season ... major factor on the back end of two nationally-ranked defenses in his career ... had 52 tackles, four tackles for loss and 12 pass breakups in 1,499 snaps over 27 career games ... drafted in the second round (54th overall) by the Minnesota Vikings.

2015: Member of the Bednarik and Thorpe. Award preseason watch lists ... preseason third-team All-American by Athlon...semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award ... second-team All-American by the Associated Press ... honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated ... first-team All-ACC (media) ... had 30 tackles, six pass breakups and two tackles for loss in 733 snaps over 14 games ... allowed just 12 completions in 47 attempts in coverage all year ... big reason Notre Dame wideout Will Fuller was limited in the October 3 matchup; held Fuller to only one catch when lined up against him; Clemson and Wake Forest were the only teams to keep Fuller out of the endzone ... posted a tackle for loss and PBU in the win over Georgia Tech ... tallied two breakups at NC State ... sat out the Wake Forest win (knee), but returned at South Carolina and posted a pass breakup in 69 snaps ... part of Tiger defense that limited North Carolina star quarterback Marquise Williams to just 11 completions in 33 attempts in the ACC Championship Game ... had four tackles and was having an outstanding National Championship Game against Alabama, but suffered a hamstring injury late in the second quarter and did not return.

2014: First-team freshman All-American by FWAA ... second-team freshman All-American by Athlon ... Honorable Mention All-ACC selection (media, coaches) ... had 22 tackles, two tackles for loss, six pass breakups and one recovered fumble in 766 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ... first in school history in snaps by a freshman ... 10th in school history in snaps by a cornerback ... opponents threw 57 passes at his man and completed just 20, with two touchdowns ... did not allow a touchdown the final nine games ... first freshman corner to start 13 games in a season ... had three tackles in 60 snaps at No. 12 Georgia on Aug. 30 ... had two tackles and a pass breakup in 66 snaps at No. 1 Florida State on Sept. 20 ... had one tackle and a pass breakup in 81 snaps against North Carolina on Sept. 27 ... had two tackles and one tackle for loss in 54 snaps at Boston College on Oct. 18 ... had a pass breakup and recovered fumble in 62 snaps against Syracuse on Oct. 25 ... had two tackles and a pass breakup in 49 snaps at No. 23 Georgia Tech on Nov. 15 ... had five tackles in 74 snaps against South Carolina on Nov. 29 ... had four tackles and two pass breakups in 45 snaps against No. 24 Oklahoma on Dec. 29.

2013: Redshirted ... was slated to be in the mix, but suffered an injury in the preseason.

Before Clemson: Rated the No. 4 overall player in the nation by ESPN, the highest rating by a Tiger signee since Da’Quan Bowers was No. 1 in the class of 2008 ... No. 2 defensive back in the nation and No. 2 player in Florida by ESPN ... No. 34 player in the nation by 247Sports.com, No. 42 by Rivals.com and No. 71 by Scout.com ... No. 4 cornerback in the nation by 247Sports.com ... consensus top-10 player in Florida ... played in the U.S. Army All-American game ... first-team all-state selection ... helped his Immokalee High School team to an 11-4 record and a berth in the AAAAA title game in 2012 ... had 51 tackles, four interceptions, two caused fumbles and one recovered fumble as a senior ... had 42 tackles and three interceptions as a junior ... had 139 tackles and 10 interceptions in his career ... ran track and rated among the top-15 wrestlers in Florida in his weight class ... from same high school that produced former Miami (Fla.) All-American Edgerrin James ... coached by Jerrod Ackley at Immokalee High School ... twin brother, Mackenro, signed with Auburn ... recruited by Tony Elliott.

Personal: Majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management ... born Nov. 12, 1993.
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