An outstanding NFL football player, Alec Ogletree has proved to be a success and an asset to his team and the football community at large over the years. Ever since he was selected in the NFL Draft in 2013, he has continued to display rare on-field performances for his teams, earning himself praises for his athletic force, intensity, rare speed, and ability to play along with his teammates in every game.
Ogletree currently plays for the New York Giants as an inside linebacker. Before his stint with the team, he represented the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams in the league for four years after he was drafted as a second linebacker behind Jarvis Jones in the year 2013.
Alec Ogletree’s Early Life and Career Beginnings
The NFL star was born to Al Ogletree and Allison Ogletree on the 25th of September 1991, in Newnan, Georgia, in the United States. He owes his high school education to Newnan High School, where he excelled in three sports: football, basketball, and track.
As a member of the Newnan Cougars track team, Alec recorded several successes, including winning the state title at the 2010 GHSA Region 4-AAAAA track and field tournaments in the long jump. His personal leap record at the championship was 7.30 meters (23 feet 11 inches). A state top performer, Alec was part of the Newnan 4×100-meter relay team and a respected competitor in the 400-meter dash.
In the game of football, the Newnan-born athlete gained wide college attention as he was among the top prospects of the 2010 class. Ogletree, in his sophomore season as a junior, recorded 75 tackles, six blocked punts, three interceptions, six blocked punts, and also returned one for a touchdown.
As a senior, he gained 33 receptions for 633 yards, two blocked kicks on defense, two forced fumbles, 85 tackles, two interceptions, 5 touchdowns on offense, as well as 5 tackles for loss. He was listed at No. 40 by Rivals.com, No. 22 recruit by Scout.com, and the No. 29 recruit in the ESPNU 150.
Upon the completion of his senior season in the year 2009, Ogletree was honored and certified as a high school All-American for his contribution to the football world by Parade, Under Armour, as well as USA Today.
Alec verbally made known his intention to have his college education at the University of Georgia in 2009. He would officially sign his letter of intent to launch his college football career at Georgia on February 3, 2010, ditching over ten elite schools such as the University of Alabama, the University of Florida, Georgia Tech, Auburn University, and Florida State University.
Alec is the son of Al (father) and Allison Ogletree (mother) as well as the twin brother of Georgia Bulldogs running back Alexander “Zander” Ogletree. The famous football brothers attended Newnan High School but Alec generated so much attention than Alexander because of height. The latter was born two minutes before the former but Alec is much taller than Zander.
Alexander, who weighs 205 pounds and stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches, joined the University of Georgia for his college football though he received offers from other schools such as Miami, Florida State, and Savannah State. His stint with Georgia began in 2010 and ended in 2013 due to medical reasons. Despite the abrupt end of his football career, Alexander continued to attend classes, as he was on athletic scholarship.
Their father, Al, has been their lifetime counselor and longtime football coach since childhood. While Zander is more of a tackler and vocal leader on the football field, his twin is more reserved and famed for creating big hits that can easily change a game.
Is He Married?
Alec Ogletree has been a married man since March 13, 2015, and the name of his wife is Alexandra Adams. The couple met through a mutual friend while they were students at high school. Born in Fayetteville, Georgia, on May 9, 1991, Adams is the older sister of New York Giants footballer, Andrew Adams.
Alec and Alexandra, who wedded at St. Regis in Atlanta, Georgia, have a son together named Austin Jonathan. Austin was born on July 25, 2016.
Height, Weight & Body Stats
There is no doubt that the oval leather game is one of the most interesting sports right now. In fact, it has grown to become sports fans’ favorite – many thanks to certain factors that enhance the game. Over the years, the NFL has produced quite a good number of talented players whose height and size have contributed immensely to the success of their career. While most of them are blessed with average height, the likes of Alec Ogletree are considered to be very lucky when it comes to height.
The New York Giants football player is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighs 254 lbs (115 kg). His other body measurements are measured to be 33 1⁄2 or 0.85 m (arm length) and 10 inches or 0.25 m (hand size).