19 Facts About Alex Leatherwood


Alexander Leatherwood was born on January 5,1999 and is an American football offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.


Alex Leatherwood played college football at Alabama, where he was two-time CFP national champion and the winner of the Outland and Jacobs Blocking trophies in 2020.


Alex Leatherwood was named first-team All-Area by the Pensacola News Journal as a junior and senior.


Alex Leatherwood was rated a consensus five-star and top 10 recruit for his class and committed to play college football at the University of Alabama during his junior year.


Alex Leatherwood enrolled at Alabama a semester early and played in seven games as a true freshman.


Alex Leatherwood saw significant playing time in the 2018 CFP National Championship Game, entering the game at left tackle after starter Jonah Williams was injured in the third quarter.


Alex Leatherwood was moved to right tackle during spring practice and moved again to right guard during fall training camp, winning the starting job going into his sophomore season.

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Alex Leatherwood started all 15 of the Crimson Tide's games, giving up 21 pressures, and was named second-team All-Southeastern Conference by the league's coaches.


Alex Leatherwood was moved back to the left tackle position following the season.


Alex Leatherwood was named first-team preseason All-SEC and a second-team preseason All-American by Sporting News entering his junior season.


Alex Leatherwood was placed on the Outland Trophy watchlist midway through the season.


Alex Leatherwood started every game for Alabama and was named first-team All-SEC by the league's coaches and second-team by the media and was named first-team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association.


Alex Leatherwood was named first-team All-SEC and was the co-winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy along with Alabama center Landon Dickerson.


Alex Leatherwood was a unanimous first-team All-America selection and was awarded the Outland Trophy as the nation's best interior lineman.


Alex Leatherwood was selected by the Las Vegas Raiders with the 17th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.


On May 24,2021, Alex Leatherwood signed his four-year rookie contract with Las Vegas, a four-year, fully guaranteed deal worth $14.39 million.


Alex Leatherwood moved to offensive guard due to struggles at tackle as a rookie and was waived on August 30,2022.


In June 2020, Alex Leatherwood wrote a screenplay for a video in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.


Alex Leatherwood appeared in the video along with other Alabama players and their head coach, Nick Saban.