Acquired: Re-signed on Dec. 20, 2012. Originally signed as a free agent on Feb. 2, 2011.
2012: (Edmonton) In 18 games (18 starts) at safety, Alexander recorded 43 defensive tackles (one for a loss), five special teams tackles, two knockdowns, a forced fumble and four interceptions returned for 54 yards. Alexander started the Eastern Division semifinal and recorded one special teams tackle. Alexander was named a Western Division All-Star.
2011: (Edmonton) Alexander played 18 games (17 starts) at free safety recording 41 defensive tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and five knockdowns. He had two interceptions, including the first of his career, on Thanksgiving day against Saskatchewan. Alexander started in two playoff games for the Eskimos, recording four tackles in the Western Division semifinal and two tackles in the Western Division final.
2010: (Saskatchewan) Alexander played in 15 games (four starts) at cornerback, finishing the regular season with 14 defensive tackles. He also dressed for the playoffs and Grey Cup.
Career: Alexander was a third round pick (23rd overall) by the Montreal Alouettes in the 2007 CFL Canadian Draft, but returned to North Dakota for his senior year. Donovan signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 2008 but was released prior to the season. He played in four games in his rookie season in 2008 with Montreal and was later traded to Saskatchewan in Feb. 2009. He started 16 games as well as the Western Division final and Grey Cup in 2009 at right corner for the Roughriders.
College/Personal: Alexander was a three-year starter at cornerback for the North Dakota Fighting Sioux and was a two-time All-North Central Conference selection. He started 12 games his senior season, registering 47 defensive tackles, two tackles for losses and nine pass knockdowns. After his senior year, Alexander participated in the Valero Cactus Bowl, the NCAA Division II All-Star Football game. He finished his college career playing in 52 career games and tied for fourth all-time at UND with 32 pass breakups. He helped lead UND to an NCAA postseason appearance in each of his four seasons and was named to the Academic All-NCC team in 2007. He was also named to the NCC Commissioner's Academic Honour Roll in each of his final two seasons. Alexander was also a member of the UND track and field team and ran a 4.43 40-yard dash on his pro day workout for NFL teams. He graduated with a degree in Communications. A 2003 graduate of St. Paul’s High School in Winnipeg, MB, Alexander was named Rookie of the Year as a freshman and Team MVP as a senior and junior.