Kwon Alexander of the Tampa Bay Bucs has career game one day after brother is killed

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a rebuilding team, looking to bring in quality young players who can improve them in the long-term.

The Bucs are already looking better than they did last year, notching up their third win of the season compared to a 2014 campaign in which they won just twice and held the worst record in the entire National Football League.

Alexander the Great

One of those quality young players who is starring for Tampa Bay is linebacker Kwon Alexander, who put in an exceptional performance against the Atlanta Falcons just days after his brother was killed.


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Alexander's brother Broderick Taylor was shot and killed during a fight in their hometown of Anniston Alabama at the weekend. He was just 17.

The linebacker went out on Sunday and played the best game of his rookie career, recording an interception, a fumble recovery and having another interception called back by a penalty.

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“It has been hard losing my little brother,” Alexander told reporters after the game. “But I know that he would want me to be strong for him, so I came out here and dedicated this game to him.”

Kwon went on to tweet a picture of his brother after the game, dedicating the win to him.

Video has also now emerged from the Bucs locker room of Alexander being handed the game ball by team captain Logan Mankins, who called Kwon's performance special and praised his exceptional performance in trying circumstances.

The 21-year old Alexander was a fourth-round pick by the Bucs out of LSU this year. If he keeps playing the way he has been then the linebacker will go down as the steal of the draft.

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