19 Facts About Alex Leatherwood

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

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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.

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

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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.

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5.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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10.

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

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11.

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

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12.

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.

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

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

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15.

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

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16.

On May 24,2021, Alex Leatherwood signed his four-year rookie contract with Las Vegas, a four-year, fully guaranteed deal worth $14.

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17.

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

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18.

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

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19.

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

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