Jaire Alexander featured in the NFL's "Next Generations" series

Packers cornerback breaks down film, discusses proper way to tackle

NFL Generations: Jaire Alexander and Ace Alexander
Jaire Alexander of the Green Bay Packers and Ace Alexander of Charlotte, NC

This season, the NFL will be highlighting one youth football player weekly as part of the "Next Generations" series. A spinoff of "NFL 100 Generations", the series celebrates the NFL's present and future by pairing a youth football player with one of the league's current stars.

Paired with Jaire Alexander of the Green Bay Packers, Ace Alexander of the Queen City Chargers in Charlotte, NC was featured in this week's episode.

"I'm here with my guy Ace," said Jaire. "We are going to go through some football clips and talk ball."

Together, the cousins engaged in film sessions, discussed the proper way to play, watched highlights and shared their love of the game.

Ace, a 12-year old running back, attended Jaire's football camp in Charlotte last summer held at his alma mater, Rocky River High School.

"Knowing the new policies in the league, they want to protect the players as much as possible," said Jaire, when explaining his thinking to Ace during a Packers interception-return from last season. "So, I wanted to keep my helmet out of the play, but also let the tackler know I was there to make that block."

The NFL Way to Play initiative, in its third year, highlights proper playing technique to protect players from unnecessary risk. To learn more about the "Next Generations" series and the NFL's youth football initiatives, visit playfootball.com.

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