Jaire Alexander Entering 2018 NFL Draft And Will Not Play In Bowl Game

Jaire Alexander

Jaire Alexander has chosen to forego his senior year and enter the 2018 NFL Draft. He has chosen not to play in the UofL’s upcoming bowl game.

Jaire has been an unbelievable player in his 3 years here. None of us fans will ever forget the electrifying punt return TD he had against Florida State in 2016. Nor will we forget his excellent game against Clemson during that same year in which he picked off Deshaun Watson not once, but twice.

We here at Cardinal Sports Zone appreciate all he did as a player and wish him the best in the NFL.

The official press release from the UofL Athletic Department is below.

Press Release: 

Louisville Football’s Jaire Alexander to Enter NFL Draft

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville defensive back Jaire Alexander informed head coach Bobby Petrino on Friday morning that he has decided to enter the 2018 NFL Draft and will not play in the TaxSlayer Bowl against Mississippi State.

“I know it was a very difficult decision for Jaire,” Petrino said. “I appreciate the contributions he made to the program over the last three seasons, and I wish him all the best in the future.”

The Charlotte, N.C., product played in six games in 2017, totaling 19 tackles and one interception in limited action due to injury.

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