Willie Alexander is best known as a Houston Oilers defensive back, a position he played for nine seasons. He founded W.J. Alexander & Associates in 1980, a full-service employee benefits consulting and insurance brokerage firm in Houston, Texas. Willie also serves on public and private sector boards, including the Amegy Bank of Texas, Greater Houston Partnership and the Texas Childrens Hospital, and has been a prime activist in numerous charities throughout his sporting and business career. Born in Montgomery, Alabama during the segregation era, Willie witnessed first-hand the rise and success of the civil rights movement, which had a lasting impact upon him. He has a bachelors degree in business administration from Alcorn State University in Mississippi and he lives in Houston with his wife of 36 years. He has three children.