- For the basketball player, see Joe Alexander (basketball).
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.
Alexander was born in Silver Creek, New York, the son of Russian immigrants, and was Jewish. He attended Syracuse University, and played for the school football team—twice being named All American at guard—as he attained a medical degree. He was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954, and also into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
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). He was a two-time First Team All-Pro, in both 1921 and 1922. In 1925 he was the head coach of the Jeffersons, and in 1926 he was the head coach of the Giants.
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