Alex Elkins
LB #53
Oklahoma State
Archdale, N.C.

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  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 3, 2013.

COLLEGE:Began playing football at Blinn (junior college) before being recruited to Oklahoma State where he contributed two seasons as a starting linebacker.

2012:An Academic All-Big 12 pick in 2012, led the Cowboys with 75 tackles.

  • Reached double figures in tackles three times in 2012 with a career-best 15 stops at Arizona, 12 at Kansas State and 10 at Baylor.
  • Had nine tackles at TCU.
  • Recorded two sacks on the season, one at Kansas and one against TCU.

2011:Finished the season with 90 tackles to rank second on the team and 16th in the Big 12.

    • Set a career high with 13 tackles in a win over Kansas State, including two behind the line of scrimmage.
    • Registered 10 tackles, a fumble recovery and his first-career interception at Iowa State.
    • Closed out the season with a 10-tackle performance in the Cowboys’ Fiesta Bowl win over Stanford.

2010:Joined the Blinn squad after attending an open tryout, recording 73 tackles and 2.5 sacks as a sophomore.

  • Rated as No. 31 junior college prospect in the country by
  • Also recruited by TCU, South Alabama, Kansas State and Utah.


  • Did not play high school football, but was as standout baseball player.
  • Reached 91 mph on the radar gun as a submarine pitcher.
  • Also wrestled and played rugby, collecting team MVP honors on a state title-winning rugby squad.
  • Son of Laura Adamson and Tim McCrory.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Mayhew reviews 2015 NFL Draft

    Posted May 2, 2015

    Lions general manager Martin Mayhew and reviews the 2015 NFL Draft.

  • 1 on 1 with Martin Mayhew

    Posted May 2, 2015

    Tori Petry looks back at the 2015 draft with Lions GM Martin Mayhew, including the team's trade activity, addressing the offense and the importance of day three.

  • NFL Combine: OT Corey Robinson

    Posted May 2, 2015

    Lions 7th-round draft pick, South Carolina OT Corey Robinson, talks at the NFL Combine about his versatility, size and post-season surgery.

  • Lions pick offensive tackle Corey Robinson

    By - Posted May 2, 2015

    The Detroit Lions pick South Carolina offensive tackle Corey Robinson No. 240 in the 2015 NFL Draft.

  • Washburn on Corey Robinson

    Posted May 2, 2015

    Lions offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn talks about selecting South Carolina offensive tackle Corey Robinson in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft.


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