Doc Alexander

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Joe Alexander
Joe Alexander (American football).jpg
No. 10, 20, 25
Position: Guard
Personal information
Born: (1898-04-01)April 1, 1898
Silver Creek, New York
Died: September 12, 1975(1975-09-12) (aged 77)
New York, New York
Career information
College: Syracuse
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 40
Games started: 35
Touchdowns: 4
Player stats at NFL.com
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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