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Alex Boone
OG #75
Height:
6-8
Weight:
310
College:
Ohio State
Hometown:
Lakewood, OH
Experience:
8
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YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 95 76
2017 ARI 4 3
2016 MIN 14 14
2015 SF 13 13
2014 SF 15 14
2013 SF 16 16
2012 SF 16 16
2011 SF 16 0
2010 SF 1 0

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BIOGRAPHY

• Played in San Francisco from 2009-15 where new Vikings Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Mark Uyeyama worked from 2008-16.

• Changing jersey number from 76 to 75 in 2017.

• Active supporter of veterans causes and military charities.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in history at OSU...Married to Dana, the couple has 3 children...Visited the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center with teammates in November 2016...The San Francisco Zoo named a rhinoceros “Boone” in his honor...Sought out mentorship from former NFL lineman and fellow Cleveland native LeCharles Bentley early in his NFL career and continues his offseason training with him in Arizona...Has a brother who served in Marine Corps and has a special affection for military charities and programs.

PRO Joined Vikings as a priority free agent acquisition in 2016...Started in Super Bowl XLVII against Baltimore as a 49er...Has 91 career games under his belt with 73 starts and has started 6 of the 8 playoff games he has been in, all coming with San Francisco...Did not move into starting lineup until his 4th NFL season, beginning his career in 2009 on 49ers practice squad.

• Played in San Francisco from 2009-15 where new Vikings Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Mark Uyeyama worked from 2008-16.

• Changing jersey number from 76 to 75 in 2017.

• Active supporter of veterans causes and military charities.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in history at OSU...Married to Dana, the couple has 3 children...Visited the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center with teammates in November 2016...The San Francisco Zoo named a rhinoceros “Boone” in his honor...Sought out mentorship from former NFL lineman and fellow Cleveland native LeCharles Bentley early in his NFL career and continues his offseason training with him in Arizona...Has a brother who served in Marine Corps and has a special affection for military charities and programs.

PRO Joined Vikings as a priority free agent acquisition in 2016...Started in Super Bowl XLVII against Baltimore as a 49er...Has 91 career games under his belt with 73 starts and has started 6 of the 8 playoff games he has been in, all coming with San Francisco...Did not move into starting lineup until his 4th NFL season, beginning his career in 2009 on 49ers practice squad...

Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano served as 49ers TEs coach in 2015...Earned San Francisco’s Bobb McKittrick Award in 2013, honoring the 49ers lineman who best displays the qualities of the late offensive line coach for the club.

2016 Started 14 games for a unit that did not allow a sack in 5 contests (tied for most in the NFL)...Inactive (low back) vs. Chicago (1/1/17)...Started at LG at Green Bay (12/24) and vs. Indianapolis (12/18)...Started at LG for an O-line that did not allow a sack, helping Sam Bradford complete 70.6% of his passes (24 of 34) for 292 yards, 1 TD and a 106.5 passer rating, at Jacksonville (12/11)...Started at LG vs. Dallas (12/1)...Started at LG for an O-line that did not allow a sack, helping Bradford complete 31 of 37 passes, at Detroit (11/24)...Started at LG vs. Arizona (11/20) and at Washington (11/13)...Inactive (concussion/shoulder/knee) vs. Detroit (11/6)...Started at LG a Chicago (10/31), at Philadelphia (10/23) and vs. Houston (10/9)...Started at LG for an offensive line that helped total 104 rushing yards and did not permit a sack vs. NY Giants (10/3)...Started at LG at Carolina (9/25) and vs. Green Bay (9/18)...Started at LG for an O-line that did not permit a sack at Tennessee (9/11).

2015 Started all 13 games he played...Missed final 3 games of the season, going on injured reserve on 12/26...Season-opening game vs. Minnesota (9/14) was the 2nd game of a Monday Night Football double-header for opening weekend...Helped pave the way for Carlos Hyde to run for 168 yards and 2 TDs in the 20-3 upset win over Minnesota (9/14).

2014 Started 14 games and played in 15 on the season...Squad went 8-8 and fell out of the playoffs after a 3-year streak in the postseason...Helped set a franchise record with 355 yards rushing vs. San Diego (12/20), the highest mark in the NFL since 2007.

2013 Started all 16 regular season games and all 3 playoff contests...Helped 49ers go 12-4 and finish 2nd in the NFC West, and advance to NFC Championship game at Seattle, a narrow 23-17 loss to their division rivals...Team piled up 494 yards in the season opener vs. Green Bay (9/8), 404 through the air...Helped 3 San Francisco RBs into the end zone at St. Louis (9/26)...Helped carve up Falcons defense vs. Atlanta (12/23) for 199 yards rushing on 30 carries, an average of 6.6.

2012 In 1st season as a starter, opened all 16 regular-season games and all 3 in playoffs, advancing to face Baltimore in Super Bowl XLVII...Niners won the NFC West with an 11-4-1 mark...Topped Green Bay 45-31 in NFC Divisional Playoff (1/12/13) and won at Atlanta 28-24 in NFC Championship game (1/20/13)...Boone and the San Francisco line were honored as 2012 Madden Most Valuable Protectors of the Year...Made 1st career start in season opener at Green Bay (9/9), helping Frank Gore rush for 112 yards to become 1st Niners back to crack 100 yards in opener since Garrison Hearst...Team set club record with 621 yards of offense vs. Buffalo (10/7), 311 rushing and 310 passing, also setting an NFL mark as the 1st team with 300+ passing and rushing in the same game. QB Alex Smith threw for 300+, WR Michael Crabtree (113) and TE Vernon Davis (106) each had 100+ receiving and Gore (106) ran for 100+ while the line did not allow a sack in the game...Set an NFL playoff record vs. Green Bay (1/12/13) in Divisional Playoff with 2 players rushing for 100+ with Gore (119) and QB Colin Kaepernick (181) and had a 100+ receiver with Crabtree (119), helping set a 49ers playoff record with 579 yards of offense in the game...In an extremely close 34-31 Super Bowl loss, the 49ers offense became the 1st in Super Bowl history to have a 300+ passer- Kaepernick (302), a 100+ rusher- Gore (110) and 2 players break 100+ receiving yards with Crabtree (109) and Davis (104).

2011 Played in all 16 regular-season games and both playoff contests for the NFC West Champions, posting 13-3 mark...Team won NFC Divisional Playoff game vs. New Orleans 36-32 and advanced to NFC Championship game vs. NY Giants (1/22/12), a 20-17 OT loss to the Giants, who went on to win Super Bowl XLVI...Saw action in short-yardage packages and on special teams...Played extensively at LT when starter Joe Staley left game at Arizona (12/11) with head injury.

2010 Made NFL debut in Week 17 game vs. Arizona (1/2/11), playing at LT...Was inactive each of the opening 15 games of the season...Made 53-man roster following training camp and preseason, his 1st season on the active roster.

2009 Spent rookie campaign on practice squad for all 17 weeks of the season...Released in final roster cuts and then signed to practice squad...Went through training camp and preseason with 49ers...Originally joined San Francisco as a rookie free agent on 4/30/09.

COLLEGE Started 35 of his 46 career games played for Buckeyes...Team went 41-8 during his tenure...Earned All-America honors as a senior...Named 1st-Team All Big Ten as a senior and 2nd-Team as a junior...Regular starter on OSU teams as a sophomore and junior that advanced to the national championship games - losing to Florida as a sophomore and losing to LSU as a junior...Helped Buckeyes to 4 Big Ten titles during his career.

PREP Named All-Ohio as a junior and senior at St. Edward High in Cleveland...A 3-year starter in football...Earned Parade and USA Today All-America honors...Helped football team to state title game as a junior...Competed in track and basketball.