For the 12th time since early December, a running back has decided to put his collegiate football career in the rear-view mirror sooner rather than later.
In a release, Wyoming announced that Alvester Alexander has decided to forego his senior season and declare for the 2012 NFL Draft. A crowded backfield could have played a role in his decision; four players, including Alexander, rushed for at least 364 yards in 2011.
“Alvester (Alexander) has decided that he wants to make himself eligible for the NFL Draft at this time,” said head coach Dave Christensen in a statement. “He feels that this decision is best for he and his family. It is his decision to make, and we can only wish him the best of luck as he pursues this next step in his career. We thank Alvester for his contributions over the past three seasons, including helping us to earn two bowl appearances.”
This past season, Alexander was second behind freshman quarterback Brett Smith in rushing with 695 yards. His 27 career rushing touchdowns rank third in school history.
The dozen backs already declaring for the draft are the most at any one position. You know how I knew that? I clicked HERE, of course.