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Alex Carrington
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Carrington with the Buffalo Bills
No. 92, 98
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1987-06-19) June 19, 1987 (age 35)
Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:301 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Tupelo (MS)
College: Arkansas State
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 72
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All- Sun Belt (2008, 2009)
  • Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year (2008)
Career NFL statistics
Games played:59
Total tackles:62
Forced fumbles:1
Player stats at ·  PFR

Alex Carrington (born June 19, 1987) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Bills in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas State. He has also played for the Buffalo Bills, St. Louis Rams, and Houston Texans.

High school

Carrington attended Tupelo High School in his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi. [1] He recorded 84 tackles, six sacks and forced three fumbles as a senior, and was named to the all-region team. His only scholarship offer came from Arkansas State, which he accepted. [2]

College career

With the Red Wolves, Carrington was named the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year following the 2008 season after he made 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss in 12 games. [3] In his senior season, he recorded 41 tackles, including 14.5 for loss, and nine sacks and three forced fumbles. He also returned a fumble 27 yards for a touchdown against Western Kentucky.

He completed his career with 21.5 sacks, which ranks second best in school history and fourth highest in conference history.

Professional career

NFL Draft

Carrington was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. [4]

Buffalo Bills

On July 19, 2010, Carrington signed a four-year contract with the Bills. [5] At the start of the 2011 Training Camp, Carrington was moved to outside linebacker.

In 2012, Carrington blocked 4 kicks (3 field goals and an extra point) while playing special teams, a team record. [6]

In 2013, following an injury against the New York Jets, Carrington was placed on injured reserve, effectively ending his season. [7]

St Louis Rams

On March 25, 2014, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams. [8]

Second stint with the Buffalo Bills

On May 5, 2015, Carrington re-signed with the Buffalo Bills. [9] On November 30, 2015, he was placed on injured reserve. [10]

Houston Texans

Carrington signed with the Texans. On August 23, 2016, Carrington was released by the Texans. [11]


  1. ^ Player Profile
  2. ^ Alex Carrington - Yahoo Sports
  3. ^ Sun Belt Conference Names 2008 All-Sun Belt Football Teams Archived February 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, December 9, 2009
  4. ^ "2010 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved May 13, 2023.
  5. ^ "Alex Carrington Signs Four Year Deal". Archived from the original on July 21, 2010. Retrieved July 19, 2010.
  6. ^ Gaughan, Mark (August 7, 2013). "Alex Carrington emerges as a force for Bills". The Buffalo News. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  7. ^ "Alex Carrington out for the season". Archived from the original on March 12, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  8. ^ Alex Carrington, St. Louis Rams agree to deal
  9. ^ "DL Alex Carrington re-signs with Buffalo". Archived from the original on January 13, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  10. ^ "Buffalo Bills place Alex Carrington on IR, release A.J. Tarpley". Buffalo Rumblings. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  11. ^ "Texans release Alex Carrington". Archived from the original on August 26, 2016. Retrieved August 23, 2016.

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