For the basketball player, see Joe Alexander (basketball).
Joe Alexander
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Personal information
Born:(1897-04-01)April 1, 1897
Silver Creek, New York
Died:September 12, 1975(1975-09-12) (aged 78)
New York, New York
Career information
Career history
* Syracuse Pros (1921)
Career highlights and awards
* NFL champion (1925)
Career NFL statistics
Games played:40
Games started:35
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Joseph A. "Doc" Alexander (April 1, 1897 – September 12, 1975) was an American football player, who played center, tackle, guard, and end, and coach in the National Football League.[1]

Alexander was born in Silver Creek, New York, the son of Russian immigrants, and was Jewish.[1][2] He attended Syracuse University, and played for the school football team—twice being named All American at guard—as he attained a medical degree.[3][4][2] He was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954, and also into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[2]

Alexander played for the Syracuse Pros (1921), and played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Rochester Jeffersons (1921–24) and the New York Giants (1925–27).[3] He was a two-time First Team All-Pro, in both 1921 and 1922.[3] In 1925 he was the head coach of the Jeffersons, and in 1926 he was the head coach of the Giants.[5]


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