Could Terrence Alexander also run track for LSU?
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@samspiegs Is running track at LSU an option also for Terrance Alexander?
— Kevin Hauck (@CoachHauck) April 11, 2018
Interesting inquiry, Kevin. To my knowledge, the answer is no.
Terrence Alexander, who committed to LSU on Wednesday evening as a graduate transfer cornerback from Stanford, competed on both the Cardinal football and track and field teams. He was a key contributor in both sports up until his senior year when he suffered a season-ending injury in the first contest of the season.
Alexander missed the entire 2017 football season, but returned in the spring to compete in track and field. The New Orleans native ran the 100-meter dash and was a part of the 4×100-meter relays, clocking times of 10.95 seconds and 40.98 seconds in each event, respectively.
His success in multiple sports should come as no surprise to anyone who followed Alexander while at John Curtis Christian (La.) School. There, Alexander thrived on the gridiron and on the track, too. Not only did he help the Patriots capture three state championships in football, but he was also a part of three championship squads in track. That includes winning a district title in the 100-meter as a senior in 2014.
The injury that Alexander suffered in his final year at Stanford only cost him the football season, which is why the NCAA granted him an extra year of eligibility. Because he was still able to compete in track and field, that likely does not apply there.
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