|Birth Date||May 4, 1987 (age 28)|
Alexander Boone is an offensive tackle on the practice squad of the San Francisco 49ers. Boone was signed by the 49ers as an undrafted free agent after playing four seasons at Ohio State, during which he was involved in multiple off-the-field incidents involving alcohol.
Boone was a three-year starter at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, OH, and one of the top recruits in the class of 2005. Boone, who earned All-America honors as a senior, was the No. 2 offensive line recruit in the nation according to Scout.com. He was offered a scholarship to Ohio State during his junior season, and immediately committed to the Buckeyes.
Boone played sparingly as a freshman, while struggling with a drinking problem. Boone was arrested in April of 2006 for driving under the influence, and began attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Boone was a starter for his final three seasons at Ohio State, helping the Buckeyes reach two national championship games. He was named a second team All-Big Ten selection in 2007 and a first team selection in 2008.
In February of 2009, Boone was arrested in California for an alleged drunken tirade. Police reports indicated that Boone was jumping on car hoods, yanking on a tow truck cable and trying to break a window when he was arrested, and had to been taken down with a Taser. Boone had previously been convicted of drunken driving in April of 2006, when his pickup truck slammed into a parked car.
Boone was eligible to be selected in the 2009 NFL Draft, but went undrafted. He signed a free agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers. After being waived at the end of the 2009 preseason, Boone was re-signed to the team's practice squad.