Dan Alexander
Date of birth: (1955-06-17) June 17, 1955 (age 64)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Career information
Position(s): Tackle, Guard
College: Louisiana State[1]
NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 8
 As player:
1977-1989 New York Jets
Playing stats at

Robert Daniel Alexander (born June 17, 1955 in Houston, Texas) was a tackle and guard who played thirteen seasons in the National Football League for the New York Jets.[2] Dan was draft from Louisiana State University in the 8th round of the 1977 NFL draft.

From this rather humble draft position, Dan Alexander managed to earn a spot on the AFC Pro Bowl team in both 1976 and 1977. He was popular with teammates, and displayed a humorous side both on and off the field.

Dan Alexander was in 2009 the offensive line coach at the University of Southern Mississippi.


  1. Boyles, Bob & Paul Guido. 50 Years of College Football: A Modern History of America's Most Colorful Sport. Skyhorse, 2007. 962.
  2. Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League. New York: HarperCollins, 1999. 553.

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