ATLANTA (AP) — Former LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander had the best game of his young NFL career.
He did it for his little brother.
Playing less than 48 hours after his 17-year-old sibling, Broderick Taylor, was shot to death during a fight in their hometown of Anniston, Ala., Alexander had an interception and a fumble recovery in Tampa Bay’s 23-20 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
“It has been hard losing my little brother,” said Alexander, a rookie fourth-round pick from LSU. “But I know that he would want me to be strong for him, so I came out here and dedicated this game to him.”
Alexander’s teammates and coaches honored him after Sunday’s game with an emotional game ball presentation in the Bucs’ locker room:
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this video of Kwon Alexander getting the game ball just a few days after his brother died is so emotional pic.twitter.com/bHpVfxukoP— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) November 2, 2015