Alexander had missed the entire 2017 season.
Ohio State tight end A.J. Alexander's career is over.
The redshirt sophomore suffered a knee injury playing pickup basketball during the summer, which required surgery and kept him out of action this year. He appeared in every game in 2016 as a backup tight end, making four receptions for 27 yards.
Alexander will be placed on a medical scholarship.
A three-star recruit in the class of 2015, Alexander's biggest moment with the Buckeyes came against Michigan in 2016, when quarterback J.T. Barrett collided with him lunging for what was ultimately deemed a (controversial) first down. Ohio State went on to win the game in overtime.
The Buckeyes will cap off the 2017 season with a Cotton Bowl clash against USC on Dec. 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.