Alex Bazzie
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Bazzie with the Cardinals in 2017.
No. 54 – Edmonton Eskimos
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1990-08-05) August 5, 1990 (age 30)
Liberia
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Silver Spring (MD) Northwood
College:Marshall
Undrafted:2014
Career history
* BC Lions (20142016)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:International
Career highlights and awards
* CFL West All-Star (2016)
Player stats at CFL.ca

Alex Bazzie (born August 5, 1990) is a Canadian football player for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Marshall University. He enrolled at Fork Union Military Academy for a year after high school to improve his grades and meet eligibility requirements.[1][2] He has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Bazzie was born in Liberia and later moved to Maryland, where he attended Northwood High School in Silver Spring, Maryland.[3]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

In late June 2014 Bazzie attended the Cleveland Browns rookie camp after going unselected in the 2014 NFL Draft.[4]

BC Lions[edit | edit source]

Bazzie was signed by the BC Lions on May 19, 2014. He registered 43 tackles and ten sacks in 17 regular season games during the 2014 season.[3] Bazzie continued to be a significant part of the Lions defense over the next two seasons, and through 3 seasons he had played in 50 games, recording 83 defensive tackles, 8 special teams tackles, 29 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. He was set to become a free agent in February 2017, however the Lions released him in early January so he could pursue an NFL contract.[5]

Indianapolis Colts[edit | edit source]

On January 9, 2017, Bazzie signed a reserve/future contract with the Indianapolis Colts.[6][7] He was waived by the Colts on May 1, 2017.[8]

Carolina Panthers[edit | edit source]

On May 6, 2017, Bazzie signed with the Carolina Panthers.[9] He was waived on May 30, 2017.[10]

Arizona Cardinals[edit | edit source]

On June 6, 2017, Bazzie signed with the Arizona Cardinals.[11] He was waived on September 2, 2017.[12]

BC Lions (II)[edit | edit source]

On September 19, 2017, Alex Bazzie signed a one-year contract with the BC Lions. Bazzie played three seasons with the Lions starting in 2014.[13]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Zakour, Kent (July 23, 2014). "Northwood graduate becomes pro football player". gazette.net. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140812214621/http://www.gazette.net/article/20140723/SPORTS/140729877/-1/northwood-graduate-becomes-pro-football-player%26template%3Dgazette. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  2. Beekman, Jennifer (August 25, 2010). "Marshall plan works for Northwood graduate Alex Bazzie". http://ww2.gazette.net/stories/08252010/kensspo90233_32540.php. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Alex Bazzie". bclions.com. Archived from the original on May 21, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150521234434/http://www.bclions.com/roster/show/id/7133. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  4. Rogers, Adam (June 25, 2014). "Pro dreams become a reality for Herd's Bazzie". marshallparthenon.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140812213818/https://www.marshallparthenon.com/news/view.php/762582/Pro-dreams-become-a-reality-for-Herds-Ba. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  5. "Lions grant free agent status to Gaitor, Bazzie - Article - TSN". TSN. 2017-01-09. https://www.tsn.ca/lions-grant-free-agent-status-to-gaitor-bazzie-1.646777.
  6. "Indianapolis Colts Sign OLB Alex Bazzie to Reserve/Future Contract". January 9, 2017. http://blogs.colts.com/2017/01/09/indianapolis-colts-sign-olb-alex-bazzie-to-reservefuture-contract/.
  7. Wilson, Josh (January 9, 2017). "Colts sign CFL outside linebacker Alex Bazzie to reserve/future contract". http://www.stampedeblue.com/2017/1/9/14218160/colts-sign-cfl-outside-linebacker-alex-bazzie-to-reserve-future-contract.
  8. "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". May 1, 2017. http://blogs.colts.com/2017/05/01/indianapolis-colts-make-roster-moves-183/. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  9. Strickland, Bryan (May 6, 2017). "Panthers sign three tryout players". http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-sign-three-tryout-players/d965d683-a311-46ee-ba10-a7c6b5e0eb13.
  10. Henson, Max (May 30, 2017). "Panthers sign Zeek Bigger". http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-sign-Zeek-Bigger/0dba9f58-0518-424f-b455-71993368b3fd.
  11. Urban, Darren (June 6, 2017). "Chris Hubert Returns To Cardinals". http://www.azcardinals.com/news-and-events/article-2/Chris-Hubert-Returns-To-Cardinals/1d4246da-8553-421e-9dc3-5e4a3f04a02c.
  12. Urban, Darren (September 2, 2017). "Cardinals Make Moves To Reach 53-Man Roster". Archived from the original on September 3, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170903022302/https://www.azcardinals.com/news-and-events/article-2/Cardinals-Make-Moves-To-Reach-53-Man-Roster/c2904f51-70b9-4e22-b995-854e40074123.
  13. "Lucky 13 | Bazzie Returns To Den - BC Lions" (in en-US). BC Lions. 2017-09-18. https://www.bclions.com/2017/09/18/lucky-13-bazzie-returns-den/.

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