Gerald Alexander (born June 28, 1984) is a former American football safety. He was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Boise State.
In the NFL, he played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, and New York Jets.
Alexander was a former Graduate Assistant with Arkansas State University and the University of Washington. In July 2015, he became the defensive backs coach at Indiana State University. In December 2015, he accepted the position of defensive backs coach at Montana State University, working under Head Coach Jeff Choate. Most recently, he has accepted to be the Defensive Backs coach at California under new Head Coach Justin Wilcox.
Alexander attended Rancho Cucamonga High School from 1998–2002, where he was a track and field athlete as well.
He was one of the players who helped lead Boise State to their improbable Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma in the 2006 season. While at Boise State, Alexander was a four-time First-Team All-WAC selection.
Alexander played all 16 games of his rookie season when safety Daniel Bullocks suffered a season-ending knee injury during a preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. During that 2007 season Gerald recorded 81 tackles, 59 solo and 22 assisted. He also had 2 sacks, interceptions and fumble recoveries.
On June 26, 2009, he was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars for Dennis Northcutt. On October 19, 2010, the Jaguars released Alexander.
On November 23, the Panthers signed Alexander. He became a free agent after the season.
Alexander signed with the Miami Dolphins on August 28, 2011. Alexander was released on September 2, 2011 by the Miami Dolphins. Re-signed on October 19, 2011.
Alexander was signed by the New York Jets on December 13, 2011 to add depth to the safety position following a season-ending injury to starting safety Jim Leonhard. He was released on March 14, 2012.