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Alex Bazzie (born August 5, 1990) is a Canadian football player for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Marshall University. He enrolled at Fork Union Military Academy for a year after high school to improve his grades and meet eligibility requirements.[1][2] He has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League.

Alex Bazzie
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Bazzie with the Cardinals in 2017.
No. 54 – Edmonton Eskimos
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1990-08-05) August 5, 1990 (age 28)
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Silver Spring (MD) Northwood
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:International
Career highlights and awards
Player stats at


Early yearsEdit

Bazzie was born in Liberia and later moved to Maryland, where he attended Northwood High School in Silver Spring, Maryland.[3]

Professional careerEdit

In late June 2014 Bazzie attended the Cleveland Browns rookie camp after going unselected in the 2014 NFL Draft.[4]

BC LionsEdit

Bazzie was signed by the BC Lions on May 19, 2014. He registered 43 tackles and ten sacks in 17 regular season games during the 2014 season.[3] Bazzie continued to be a significant part of the Lions defense over the next two seasons, and through 3 seasons he had played in 50 games, recording 83 defensive tackles, 8 special teams tackles, 29 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. He was set to become a free agent in February 2017, however the Lions released him in early January so he could pursue an NFL contract.[5]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On January 9, 2017, Bazzie signed a reserve/future contract with the Indianapolis Colts.[6][7] He was waived by the Colts on May 1, 2017.[8]

Carolina PanthersEdit

On May 6, 2017, Bazzie signed with the Carolina Panthers.[9] He was waived on May 30, 2017.[10]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On June 6, 2017, Bazzie signed with the Arizona Cardinals.[11] He was waived on September 2, 2017.[12]

BC Lions (II)Edit

On September 19, 2017, Alex Bazzie signed a one-year contract with the BC Lions. Bazzie played three seasons with the Lions starting in 2014.[13]


  1. ^ Zakour, Kent (July 23, 2014). "Northwood graduate becomes pro football player". Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  2. ^ Beekman, Jennifer (August 25, 2010). "Marshall plan works for Northwood graduate Alex Bazzie". Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Alex Bazzie". Archived from the original on May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  4. ^ Rogers, Adam (June 25, 2014). "Pro dreams become a reality for Herd's Bazzie". Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Lions grant free agent status to Gaitor, Bazzie - Article - TSN". TSN. 2017-01-09. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  6. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Sign OLB Alex Bazzie to Reserve/Future Contract". January 9, 2017.
  7. ^ Wilson, Josh (January 9, 2017). "Colts sign CFL outside linebacker Alex Bazzie to reserve/future contract".
  8. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". May 1, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  9. ^ Strickland, Bryan (May 6, 2017). "Panthers sign three tryout players".
  10. ^ Henson, Max (May 30, 2017). "Panthers sign Zeek Bigger".
  11. ^ Urban, Darren (June 6, 2017). "Chris Hubert Returns To Cardinals".
  12. ^ Urban, Darren (September 2, 2017). "Cardinals Make Moves To Reach 53-Man Roster". Archived from the original on September 3, 2017.
  13. ^ "Lucky 13 | Bazzie Returns To Den - BC Lions". BC Lions. 2017-09-18. Retrieved 2017-09-20.

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