Alexis Moreland
    Alexis Moreland


    Sarasota, Fla.

    High School:
    Sarasota Riverview

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 205



    Ranks among the best safeties in the nation in I-AA...Expected to be a contender again for the Buck Buchanan Award, which goes to the nation's best defensive player in I-AA...Ranks 10th in career tackles at SIU and is on pace to move into the top three this season...A starter since his freshman year, he has 31 career starts.

    2003 -- Junior
    First-Team All-American by the Associated Pressand first-team all-conference...A finalist for the Buchanan Award...Led the team in tackles (91) for the second-straight year...Started all 12 games...Had double-digit tackles in four games.

    2002 -- Sophomore
    Second Team All-American by the Associated Press and First Team All-Gateway...Started all 12 games at safety...Led the team with 134 tackles, the most by a Saluki player since 1994...Had double-digit tackles in eight of 12 games...Had a career-high 20 tackles in the season finale vs. Western Kentucky...Led the secondary with 12 pass breakups.

    2001 -- Freshman
    Named to the Gateway Conference All-Newcomer team...Played in all 11 games and started seven as a true freshman ...Finished second on the team in tackles (76)... Also broke up three passes and had one interception.

    High School
    Named third team all-state and Prep Star all-region... Selected to the Sarasota All-Star Team for the annual PAL Bowl...Registered 109 tackles, 12 passes defensed and one interception his senior season...Had 241 career tackles and four picks.

    Worth Knowing
    Majoring in journalism...Son of Larry Moreland...Born Dec. 26, 1982.