#23 - Robert Alford

CORNERBACK
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 186
College: Southeastern Louisiana
Exp: 2nd

Player Information

He was born on November 1, 1988 in Hammond, LA where he graduated from Hammond HIgh. His older brother, Fred Booker, played cornerback with the New Orleans Saints in 2005. As a redshirt freshman, he started 9 of 10 games, finishing the year with 46 tackles, 1 interception, 6 pass breakups, and 2 fumble recoveries. He missed the following year with a shoulder injury. He came back as a junior to start 11 games and earn 2nd team All-Southland Conference honors. He recorded 52 tackles, 1 for loss, 5 interceptions, 7 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery for the year. As a senior, he started 11 games, recording 39 tackles, 5 for loss, 4 interceptions, and 8 breakups. He would earn 1st team All-Southland, 2nd team FCS All-American honors, and was a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award given to the top defender in the FCS. For his career, he also returned 9 punts for 104 yards (11.6 avg) and a touchdown, and also returned 4 kickoffs for 61 yards (15.3 avg). He was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round (60th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Career Statistics

Year Team G GS Tack Ast Sack Int Yds TD FF FR
2013 ATL 16 4 38 11 0.0 2 0 0 1 1

Other Stats

Special Teams: 2013: 2 tackles.
Punt Returns: 2013: 1 return for 0 yards
Fumbles: 2013: 1 fumble, 1 lost

Transactions

Signed by Atlanta Falcons on June 14, 2013..

Contract details

Signed to a four-year deal by Falcons worth $3.401 million, including a $853,744 signing bonus. The contract includes $1.077744 million guaranteed, which factors in his signing bonus and $224,000 of his second-year base salary. His base salaries are: $405,000 (2013); $559,609 (2014); $714,218 (2015); and $868,827 (2016), giving him cap hits of: $618,436 (2013); $773,045 (2014); $927,654 (2015); and $1.082263 million (2016)..


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