University of California adds Former Boise State star to the Coaching Staff

Cal Welcomes Gerald Alexander

On January 23rd, the Cal Football twitter handle released this photo:

Former Boise State safety, Gerald Alexander will take over as the Bears’ defensive backs coach. He will join former Boise State defensive coordinator, Justin Wilcox.

Wilcox accepted the head coaching position earlier in the month.

Once a Bronco, Always a Bronco

The name Gerald Alexander may seem familiar. Alexander played both cornerback and safety for Boise State from 2003-06. He was a part of the first Fiesta Bowl team.

Alexander played thirteen games as a freshman and started the next three consecutive years. Over the course of his Bronco football career, he nabbed nine interceptions; five of these came in his sophomore campaign. 

Staring alongside Marty Tadman in 2006, Alexander flourished in his senior season with the Broncos. He was known for his play making ability, causing enormous collisions, and ball hawking skills.

Some may recall this huge hit he delivered to Utah’s, Darryl Poston in 2006:

Into the NFL and Beyond…

After his senior season with the Broncos, Alexander entered into the 2007 NFL draft. He was picked up in the second round by the Detroit Lions.

Alexander played from 2007-2011:

Detroit ’07-08

Jacksonville’ 08-09

Carolina ’10

Miami ’11

New York (Jets) ’11

He then went on to establish a solid coaching career:

School  Position Held Year
Arkansas State Graduate Assistant 2013
University of Washington Graduate Assistant 2014
Indiana State Defensive Backs 2015
Montana State Defensive Backs 2015
California Defensive Backs 2017

For more information on the Gerald Alexander hiring, visit California Golden Blogs


About Darrek Harris

Darrek was born and raised in Boise, ID. Currently, he has an associates degree in English from the College of Western Idaho. He plans to pursue a bachelors degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. He enjoys sports in many fashions: playing, cheering, and coaching. Bleed Blue, Go Broncos, Amen!

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