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All-state football: Tulsa Washington's Dominique Alexander has versatility to play everywhere

OKLAHOMAN ALL-STATE LINEBACKER — Dominique Alexander started all last season at safety, then the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder moved to defensive end at the start of this year. But as the team's needs changed, so did his position.
by Scott Wright Published: December 23, 2012

He committed to OU, where he could likely end up in the hybrid linebacker/safety role that has become so valuable, because of the need for a defender who can play in the box or cover receivers in space.

Alexander is the second member of his family to make the All-State team in the last three seasons. His brother, Derrick, now a defensive lineman at Tulsa, was an Oklahoman All-State selection in 2010.

Once Dominique signs with the Sooners, the family will have all three of the state's major football programs covered. Dominique's father, Derrick Alexander Sr. played at Oklahoma State.

The idea of joining Derrick Jr. as an All-State selection was one of the motivating factors that pushed Dominique to reach his potential throughout the season.

“It's a great feeling,” Dominique said of the honor. “It was one of my goals coming into the year, and it feels great reaching your goals.”

by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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