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    17Benjamin Alexander

    Class: R-Senior Position: S Height: 6-1 Weight: 200 Previous School: Penns Valley HS Hometown: Spring Mills, Pa.

    2020 (R-Sr.):
    • Saw playing in time in all 11 games, starting the first two games of the season
    • Finished the season with 19 tackles (11 solo, nine assisted)
    • Opened the year with a season-best seven tackles at Western Kentucky, including four solo stops
    • Two solo stops in a home win over FIU
    • Helped the Flames secure their first-ever win over a ACC program by recording a solo tackle in a road win at Syracuse
    • Solo stop and a fumble recovery during Liberty’s road victory at Virginia Tech
    • Helped Liberty capture its second Cure Bowl victory, recording an assisted tackle during Liberty’s upset win over No. 9/11 Coastal Carolina

    2019 (R-Jr.):
    • Saw playing time in 12 of 13 games this season, starting the last two games of the season
    • Finished the season with 19 tackles (nine solo, 10 assisted)
    • Saw a significant amount of playing time as part of Liberty’s special teams units
    • Finished with a pair of tackles at UMass
    • Also added single tackles against Louisiana, Hampton and Maine
    • Got his first career start during the regular season finale against New Mexico State, finishing the contest with six tackles (three solo, three assisted)
    • Had a career game during Liberty’s win over Georgia Southern in the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl
    • Finished the Cure Bowl with a career-best eight tackles, including five solo, and two pass breakups

    2018 (R-So.):
    • Named Liberty’s Special Teams Player of the Week after the Norfolk State game
    • Played in all 12 games
    • Finished the season with nine tackles (five solo, four assisted)
    • Recorded a single tackle against Old Dominion, North Texas, Troy, Virginia and Auburn
    • Two tackles (one solo, one assisted) during Liberty’s home victory over New Mexico State
    • Finished the season with two tackles against Norfolk State (one solo, one assisted)

    2017 (R-Fr.):
    • Saw playing time in 10 of 11 games
    • Finished the season with six tackles (four solo, two assisted)
    • Recorded a pair of tackles against St. Francis (Pa.) and Duquesne
    • Recovered a fumble during Liberty’s win against Indiana State
    • Member of the Flames’ special teams units

    2016 (Fr.):
    • Redshirted during the season

    Prep:
    • Graduated from Penns Valley High School
    • Competed for four seasons at Penns Valley High School
    • Named WHVL MVP as a senior, amassing 492 receiving yards, five receiving touchdowns, two interception returns for touchdowns and two kickoff return touchdowns
    • Set school and county records as a junior with 384 rushing yards and six total touchdowns in one game
    • Totaled 775 passing yards, 799 rushing yards, 11 rushing touchdowns and 137 receiving yards during junior season

    Personal:
    • Son of Raymond and Joleen Alexander
    • Cousin, Emma Weakland, played volleyball at Winthrop
    • Cousin, Mark Weakland, plays football at The Citadel
    • Cousin, Josh Weakland, played football at Slippery Rock
    • Cousin, Alex Weakland, played women’s basketball at Shepherd
    • Graduated from 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
    • Currently working on his MBA
    • Birthday is May 8

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