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Alex Albright
No. 55     Dallas Cowboys
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-01-29) January 29, 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Cincinnati (OH) St. Xavier
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College: Boston College
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2011 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 2011–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles     42
Sacks     0.0
Interceptions     0

Alex Albright (born January 29, 1988) is an American football linebacker playing for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent.[1]

Early yearsEdit

Albright is a graduate of St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati. He played defensive end in football and as a senior he registered 83 tackles with 12 sacks, while helping his team win the 2005 Division I state title. At the end of the season he was named All-State first-team, All-Southwest Ohio first-team, received the Greater Catholic League South Player of the Year award and played in the Ohio North-South Classic. He also was a starter on the school's basketball team that advanced to the 2005 Division I state championship game.

He accepted a football scholarship from Boston College. He played in all 13 games as a true freshman defensive end. In his sophomore season he missed the final two games after breaking his left forearm, but still received All-ACC honorable mention, finishing with 38 tackles, a team-leading 8.5 sacks and 10 tackles for losses.

As a junior, he played in only two games after suffering a neck injury and being redshirted. As a redshirt junior he started in seven games and recorded 32 tackles, with eight for losses. As a fifth-year senior he was named team captain, but played in only eight games after breaking his leg, finishing the year with 30 tackles, nine for losses, 3.5 sacks and an interception.

Professional careerEdit

Albright wasn't selected in the 2011 NFL draft because of his injury history and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys. As a rookie he was converted to outside linebacker, where he was a backup in all 16 games, finishing third on the team with 14 special teams tackles.

In the 2012 preseason because of injuries, the team played him at tight end for a few days, so that the offense could get its normal practice reps. During the regular season he showed his versatility backing up all four linebacker positions and playing significant minutes at inside linebacker after Ernie Sims got hurt.[2] He finished the season third on the team with 17 special teams tackles.[3]

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