BC Lions add three to D including DL Frank Alexander


The BC Lions Football Club today announced that international defensive lineman Frank Alexander, linebacker Micah Awe and defensive back Matt Smalley have signed with the team.

Alexander (6’4”, 270) was a fourth-round selection of the Carolina Panthers in the 2012 NFL Draft and appeared in 29 games over four seasons collecting 20 defensive stops and three sacks. As a senior in 2011, the former Oklahoma Sooner was the Big 12’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year as well as the Defensive Lineman of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection.

Awe (pronounce Ah-way) (6’0”, 220) joins the Lions after a stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2016. The Texas Tech grad piled-up an incredible 171 solo tackles over 51 games for the Red Raiders including 77 stops as a senior and defensive captain in 2015.

Smalley (5’10”, 195) attended training camp with the New York Giants last year after a notable four-year run at Lafayette. The Philadelphia native was a two-time All-Patriot Conference selection at cornerback in addition to being a productive special teams contributor, establishing a school-record 29.5-yard average kickoff return as a sophomore in 2013.

All three will be on the field in late April when the Lions host a three-day mini-camp for first-year Leos.

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