Oregon State’s D.J. Alexander has neck surgery, out for Hawaii Bowl


Nov 29, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks wide receiver Josh Huff (1) catches the ball against Oregon State Beavers linebacker D.J. Alexander (4) at Matthew Knight Arena. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

The Oregon State Beavers’ up-and-down season will end in a trip to Hawaii. The Beavers will take on the Boise State Broncos in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve.

Everyone would love a free trip to Hawaii in December, right?

Unfortunately, one Beaver won’t be able to join the trip as much as his teammates. The Beavers announced that linebacker D.J. Alexander had surgery to repair a problem in his neck and he will not play in the Hawaii Bowl.

“They just built up,” Alexander told Connor Letourneau of Oregon Live. “I took care of it. Hopefully it works.”

Alexander made 63 tackles this season.

Alexander doesn’t seem to think the team will miss a beat without him.

“All of the younger linebackers are going to be great,” Alexander said while wearing a soft neck brace. “They’ve stepped up throughout the season with all the injuries me and Michael (Doctor) went through.”

Two of those young linebackers Alexander referenced, redshirt freshmen Caleb Saulo and Cyril Noland-Lewis, will likely play in Alexander’s place.

Topics: D.J. Alexander, Hawaii Bowl, Oregon State Beavers

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