Players

Robert Alford
CB #23
Height:
5-10
Weight:
186
Age:
28
College:
Southeastern Louisiana
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2016 POST):

TCKL
21
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 185 147 38 0.0 0 54 9 131 -- 59 2 1 2
2016 ATL 16 16 61 50 11 0.0 0 19 2 34 17 30 1 0 --
2015 ATL 15 15 53 45 8 0.0 0 15 2 76 38 59 1 0 1
2014 ATL 10 10 31 24 7 0.0 -- 12 3 21 7 21 0 0 --
2013 ATL 16 4 40 28 12 0.0 -- 8 2 0 -- 0 0 1 1

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS

Selected as a second round (60th overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2013.

2016 (Falcons)

Started all 16 games at cornerback while totaling 58 tackles (49 solo) with two interceptions, one touchdown, and a career-best 19 passes defensed.

Sealed Atlanta’s 48-33 win over Carolina (10/2) with two interceptions in the final two minutes. Notched his second career pick-six with a 30-yard INT return touchdown and recorded his third career multi-interception game.

Scored the third touchdown of his career on an 82-yard pick-six in Super Bowl LI - the second-longest interception return touchdown in Super Bowl history.

TRANSACTIONS

Selected as a second round (60th overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2013.

2016 (Falcons)

Started all 16 games at cornerback while totaling 58 tackles (49 solo) with two interceptions, one touchdown, and a career-best 19 passes defensed.

Sealed Atlanta’s 48-33 win over Carolina (10/2) with two interceptions in the final two minutes. Notched his second career pick-six with a 30-yard INT return touchdown and recorded his third career multi-interception game.

Scored the third touchdown of his career on an 82-yard pick-six in Super Bowl LI - the second-longest interception return touchdown in Super Bowl history.

CAREER

In four NFL seasons, has seen action in 57 games with 45 starts while tallying 187 tackles (152 solo) with nine interceptions, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, two defensive touchdowns, and 54 passes defensed.

Started 15 games in 2015 and totaled 50 tackles (42 solo) with two interceptions and a team-high 15 passes defensed. Scored his first career touchdown on a 59-yard INT return against Washington.

Started ten games and recorded 36 total tackles (25 solo), three interceptions and 11 pass deflections, before being placed on Injured-Reserve in 2014. Recorded two interceptions, the first multi-interception game of his career, along with two solo tackles and two pass deflections at Baltimore (10/19).

Played in all 16 games with four starts during his rookie season in 2013. Tallied 43 tackles (36 solo) with seven passes defensed, two interceptions, and one fumble recovery.

COLLEGE

Started 31-of-32 games at Southeastern Louisiana, recording 137 tackles (110 solo) with 20 passes defensed, 10 interceptions, six tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

In 2012, was named the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision National Defensive Player of the Year by the College Sports Journal and added FCS All American honors from the NFL Draft Report and the Sports Network.

Also added first-team All-Southland Conference honors and was named a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award in 2012.

In 2011, received second-team All-Southland Conference honors after starting all 11 games and notching 52 tackles (44 solo), seven passes defensed, five interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

His five interceptions in 2011 tied Billy Ladner (1961), Duriel Adams (2005) and Steve Keller (1969) for eighth on the school’s all-time single-season list.

Prior to redshirting the 2010 season, started nine of the 10 games he appeared in as a sophomore in 2009. Finished the season with 46 tackles (31 solo), five passes defensed, two fumble recoveries, and one interception.

PERSONAL

Attended Hammond (La.) High School where he earned All-District 7-5A first-team honors after catching 10 touchdown passes as a senior.

Also ran track, taking second in 400-meters at the 2007 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships.

His older brother, Fred Booker, was a cornerback at Louisiana State and played in the Arena Football League and NFL Europe before suiting up for 12 games with the New Orleans Saints in 2005.

His other older brother, Duke Adams, was a safety for the Southeastern Louisiana Lions from 2003-06 and earned All-Southland Conference recognition as a junior

Became the first player from Southeastern Louisiana University to play in the Senior Bowl in over 40 years.

Son of Robert Cox and Gloria Bridgewater.

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