Jaire Alexander is an American football player in the National Football League. Since 2018, he has played for the Green Bay Packers, which is the same team that drafted him into the NFL. In 2020, Alexander was named to the Pro Bowl and the Second-team All-Pro. In his first year with the NFL, he was also named to the PFWA All-Rookie team.
Player Profile, High School, and College Career
Jaire Zakar Alexander was born on February 9, 1997, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The cornerback stands 178 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 89 kg.
He attended the Rocky River High School in North Carolina. In his senior year, he originally committed to play for the University of South Carolina but he later switched to the University of Louisville where he played from 2015 to 2017. In 2016, he was named to the Second-team All-ACC.
He was drafted into the NFL during the 2018 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. They chose him in the first round. He was the 18th overall pick of that year’s draft. He signed with the team in May 2018.
In his rookie year, he was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team. He was named the fourth cornerback by Coach Mike McCarthy. He debuted with the team in September 2018. In 2020, he was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. That year, he was also named to the Second-team All-Pro.
In 2021, the Packers used their fifth-year option on his contract, and in 2022, he signed a four-year extension with the team that will see him play for them through to 2026.
- 2020 - Second-team All-Pro
- 2020 - Pro Bowl
- 2018 - PFWA All-Rookie Team
- 2016 - Second-team All-ACC