Game Ball To Kwon Alexander

November 1st, 2015
The Bucs learned yesterday that Kwon Alexander's teenage brother died

The Bucs learned yesterday that Kwon Alexander’s teenage brother died

Saturday morning, the Bucs learned that Kwon Alexander’s teenage brother died earlier in the week.

To a man, the team was devasted for their rookie middle linebacker, and the happy Bucs locker room in Atlanta this afternoon so pleased the team “won for Kwon.”

Alexander decided to play, despite the news hitting him very hard, teammates said.

After the game, Logan Mankins presented Alexander with a game ball. The rookie led the team in tackles and had a huge strip of Julio Jones in the first half.

Many Bucs talked about the brotherhood of the team. Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, was very adamant and emotional during his news conference.

“When you talk about a true definition of a man, is a way that he overcomes adversity,” Jameis said. “And the way that he took the field … we saw in his eyes that he was doing this for a purpose. It’s different when you look in a man’s eyes, and he’s just doing it for a paycheck, or he just likes playing football. But if you’re doing something for a purpose, you know family is a strong thing. When something happens to your family, you’re a true man when you go out there and represent for his family like that. That says a lot. Everybody in that locker has tremendous respect for the man that he is, and we pray for his family. That’s the true definition of a man right there. For him to be a rookie, is even more amazing, man. That’s my brother.”

13 Responses to “Game Ball To Kwon Alexander”

  1. OneLove Says:

    Great game KWON! What a great story this young kid is!!! My condolences to you and your family!

  2. Strider.... Sec 146 Says:

    I screamed his name all afternoon taught these Falcons who we are Tampa Bay!

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    What an outstanding game from all our rookies…..especially Kwon…!….what a draft pick!!!

  4. TAC Says:

    Had no idea that happened. To even play with that emotional pain is simply amazing. Game ball indeed. Would like to think/believe his little brother saw the game.

  5. Frank Pillow Says:

    Woah. What a tremendous act of courage and dedication to his teammates. It’s easy to fall apart when struck with that kind of news. Tragic. It’s hard to hold it together and damn near super human to step onto the field and be the best player on our D. Once Kwon figured out the nuances of the position he’s really going to be a special player. Right now he’s all hustle and athleticism…and the only guy out there going sideline to sideline very play until the whistle stops- game after game. Great quote by our stud rookie QB/leader too about heart and playing for a something more than $ and fun. A game ball isn’t enough..:put a C patch on the kid next week. He deserves it.

  6. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Great Game Kwon!

    All your litte brothers- dreams, hopes and aspirations live through you now.
    And Son, you represented him well today.
    I’m sure he’s proud of you.

    Peace & Blessing to you in your family.

  7. This Guy Right Here Says:

    Sorry for your loss Kwon. I’m sure your little brother was with you on every snap.

    Perfect Performance dude..

  8. Todd Says:

    Kwon your brother would be proud you played outstanding today👍

  9. Jack Airey Says:


    May your younger brother RIP…your play today will make him smile…

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    LVD who? It’s all about Kwon now. I didn’t get to see any of the plays he made, because I won’t watch that side of the ball anymore. I heard about them though from my wife and this kids future is looking very bright right now.

  11. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Need a better pic of Kwon, Joe.

  12. godzilla13 Says:

    Alexander the Great. Eleven tackles, a forced fumble and an INT. Amazing performance by a player who inspired those around him. It took courage to come on to the field today. Your brother is proud.

  13. BucUToo Says:

    Defensive Player of the Week. No doubt! My prayers are with you and your family, Kwon! This kid may end up with the defensive rookie of the year.