Tampa Bay High School Football Combine Spotlight: Isaiah Alexander

This year marks the 10th Annual Tampa Bay High School Football Combine, presented by the Tampa Bay Sports Commission.  With so many exceptional student-athletes in attendance, we'd like to provide the opportunity to get to know the players a little before they hit the field at this year's combine.


Isaiah Alexander, 5'10", 150lbs.

Class of 2016, Quarterback, Brandon High School, FL


Q: "What do you think distinguishes you from every other player in the nation?"

A: "Poise and confidence"

Q: "What do you hope to gain out of your participation in the Tampa Bay High School Football Combine?"

A: "Experience with improving the 40 time"

Q: "What are your strengths?  What do you need to improve on?"

A: "My strength is leadership on the field and what needs improvement would be reading the defense."

Q: "What extracurricular or community involvement activities do you participate in?  What are your hobbies outside of football?"

A: "Training, playing chess, and participating in youth church activities"

Q: "Which player, if any, do you model your game after or often get compared to by your teammates on the field?"

A: "Cam Newton"

Q: "How have you evolved over the years as a player?"

A: "Throwing the football with accuracy"

Q: "What is your proudest moment in football?"

A: "Starting varsity QB as a sophomore"

Q: "What is your proudest moment off the field?"

A: "Completing physical therapy after surgery and being able to throw the football again"

Q: "What celebrity would play you in the movie version of your life and why?"

A: "Martin Lawrence, because I'm pretty funny"

Q: "What TV show marathon will keep you on the couch all day?"

A: "The Martin Show"

Q: "Who/what has been the biggest influence on football in your life?  How so?"

A: "My big brother because as soon as he started playing football at the age of nine, he taught me when I was four."

Q: "What honors or awards have you received (both athletic and non-athletic)?"

A: "I received trophies from playing little league football and received a varsity school letter my freshman year"

Q: "What is your favorite movie?"

A: "Fast and Furious, all of them"

Q: "Who is your favorite NFL team?"

A: "The North Carolina Panthers"

Q: "What is your favorite food?"

A: "Wings"

Q: "What college interest have you received?"

A: "Jacksonville State in Alabama"

Q: "What are your statistics from your previous season?"

A: "225 yards rushing, 3 rushing TDs, 1 passing TD"