One of the state’s premier small school players, Richmond 2018 Trevon Alexander is off to a big start to his senior season.
At 6’1, 195-pounds, Alexander is a versatile player whose primary position is wide receiver. However, Alexander has lined up all over the field on both sides of the ball and broke the school record for career touchdowns (59) after scoring four times in week 2.
“I would describe my position as someone who not only runs their routs hard to get open, but block just as good as the lineman,” he said. “Thanks your teammates appreciation by blocking for them like they do for you, that leads to success and chemistry as a team.”
Richmond is off to a 1-1 start and opened with a 31-14 loss at Oak Grove and followed with a 64-26 win over Kansas City Northeast.
“Our team this year is the youngest team we’ve ever had in my high school career,” Alexander said. “No we won’t be as good as we were last year, but or chemistry, potential and leadership is exactly how it was last year and that makes me feel confident about our team. I think we’ll be fine as long as we stick together.”
Alexander says he began playing tackle football in third grade in a small town league that made a lasting impact.
“That (league) had an insane amount of competition which made me who I am today,” he said. “I grew up playing against people just as good or better than me and that’s how I have the mentality that nobody on the other team can guard me ever. Confidence is key, prove it.”
Alexander says his parents and uncle have had the biggest impact on his football career to date.
“They were the ones who taught me the game since day 1, and continue to support/coach me till this day,” he says.
Alexander says he enjoys watching NFL standout Larry Fitzgerald and says he appreciates a lot of things about his game, on and off the field.
“He’s famous but he doesn’t show it, he does lots of charity work and he’s humble,” Alexander said. “He doesn’t cause scenes a lot, he just lives a peaceful and happy life doing what he loves, giving back to those who got him there or less fortunate. That’s exactly how I want to be, do what I love and give back to those who were and are there for me.”
Although he currently does not hold any offers, Alexander visited several campuses throughout the offseason and says the University of Memphis has shown him the most interest.