During his five seasons with the Washington Redskins, Lorenzo Alexander has worn many hats, playing offensive line, tight end, defensive line, special teams, linebacker and even fullback. His versatility has earned him the nickname “One Man Gang.”


Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (97) greets fans on the field during pregame festivities at FedEx Field in August. ( Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

For helping reporters do their jobs during the 2011 season, Alexander was presented the annual Redskins Media Good Guy award Thursday.

Accepting the plaque in the Redskins’ locker room before practice, Alexander examined the names of the previous years winners. The most recent were cornerback Carlos Rogers (2010) and defensive Andre Carter (2009), neither of whom is still with the team.

“Well, I hope I don’t end up like the other guys on here,” Alexander joked. “But, they did go to the Pro Bowl, so if it means I go to the Pro Bowl next year, I’ll take it.”