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Likely starter at RB granted release by Colorado State

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With leading rusher Kapri Bibbs leaving Colorado State for the NFL, it was thought that Donnell Alexander would be first in line to replace the talented running back.  Unfortunately for head coach Jim McElwain and his offensive coaching staff, they’ll be forced to look at other options to fill the sizable hole left by Bibbs’ early departure.

Following practice Saturday, McElwain confirmed that Donnell Alexander has been granted a release from his CSU scholarship.  The news comes a couple of days after the running back had taken a leave of absence from the Rams for personal reasons.

Alexander, the son of deceased NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas, is seeking a transfer to play closer to his home in Kansas City, Mo.  McElwain said Alexander has been given permission to talk to one school about playing there, although the coach declined to specify the school.

The coach did add that he has not completely ruled out Alexander playing for the Rams in 2014.

In 2013, Alexander was second to Bibbs with 428 yards.  The year before, he led the team in rushing yards (587) and rushing touchdowns (four).

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2 Responses to “Likely starter at RB granted release by Colorado State”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Mar 30, 2014 3:55 PM

    Some things are more important than football… I however used to love watching his daddy play. Hope everything works out well for this young man…

  2. stoicpaisano says: Mar 30, 2014 6:09 PM

    Yeah DT is canonized despite having seven kids by five women and not leaving them anything.

    He messed with Darwin by doing 100 mph in a snowstorm without a seatbelt. His buckled-up passenger WALKED away from the crash.

    Darwin remains undefeated.

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