Edmonton Eskimos' Donovan Alexander likes keeping low profile

Donovan Alexander leaves the field after the last two-a-day practice at camp Tuesday. (Ian Kucerak,...

Donovan Alexander leaves the field after the last two-a-day practice at camp Tuesday. (Ian Kucerak, Edmonton Sun)

CON GRIWKOWSKY, QMI Agency

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When Donovan Alexander earned his first CFL west all-star spot in 2012, there was little fanfare.

Goes with the territory.

Expected to be the starting safety for the Edmonton Eskimos for the third straight year, Alexander brings a quiet demeanour to his job.

He’s part of a defensive secondary that had some question marks at the end of last season and is sure to undergo a facelift before the 2013 season kicks off.

“It was nice,” said Alexander about his all-star selection. “But that was last year. I enjoyed it and celebrated it last year. It’s not going to help me any more this year.”

That’s the nature of football, a “What have you done for me lately?” business. Although, in Alexander’s case, he really has little to worry about.

That’s because the Winnipeg-born player patrols an area that’s traditionally held by a Canadian.

And the less he’s in the spotlight, the more he likes it.

“As a free safety, if they’re calling my name a lot, tha


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