Shaun Alexander
Class of 2011

Category: Football

Born: 8/30/77
Birthplace: Florence, KY

Born August 30, 1977 in Florence, KY.  He played collegiately at the University of Alabama.  He was an All-American and a consensus All-SEC in 1999.  He was named the SEC Player of Year and he also earned Academic All-SEC honors in 1999.  After his senior year he was the holder of three SEC and 15 Alabama rushing records.  He was the 19th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.  He played for the Seahawks from 2000-2007.  He was a three time Pro-Bowl selection (2003, 2004, & 2005).  He was the AP NFL Most Valuable Player in 2005. That year, he led the NFL in rushing yards (1,880) and rushing touchdowns (28); and he became the first running back in NFL history to record fifteen or more touchdowns in five consecutive seasons.  He also became the first player in NFL history to score 19 rushing or receiving TD’s in only ten games.  He was named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team.  He finished his career with the Washington Redskins in 2008.

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