Deslin Alexandre spent some time at the Collegiate Gridiron Showcase last week, and he’ll be headed to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in a couple of weeks.
And he’ll be headed off to Los Angeles for the Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 28 with him as a recipient of the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, which is awarded to the most outstanding athlete role models.
According to the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup website, it is presented to six distinguished athletes from any sport – male/female high school, male/female intercollegiate, and male/female professional – who best display character, teamwork, and citizenship, the attributes Athletes for a Better World deems central to transforming individuals, sport, and society.
Let’s hear it for @_deslin 👏
The @Pitt_FB DE was named the recipient of the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup which is given to the most outstanding athlete role models 🙏
— The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl (@NFLPABowl) January 15, 2023
Alexandre is also a finalist for the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year award, which will be awarded in February. It’s been an offseason where his charitable efforts have been noticed nationwide.
In five seasons at Pitt, Alexandre has compiled 131 tackles (59 solo), 29.5 tackles for loss, 16.5 sacks, an interception, seven pass breakups and two fumble recoveries.
As a super-senior captain in 2022, he racked up 29 tackles (13 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, two pass breakups and forced a safety in a win over Duke.
Aside from his work for the 5th Down Campaign, in which he’s raised over $50,000 for children in his native Haiti, and his efforts on the football field where he’s served as one of Pitt’s captains for the last two seasons, he’s been busy in the classroom and the community.
“Alexandre is a perennial Honor Roll student pursuing an MBA in Pitt’s Katz Graduate School of Business,” the Witten CMofY release stated. “In the community, Alexandre sets the pace for Pitt’s entire athletic department, passionately dedicating time to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, literacy promotion and Divine Mercy Parish’s historic “Red Door” program that provides meals and clothing for the homeless.”
Alexandre’s quest to reach the NFL will continue throughout the offseason all the way up to the draft in April.