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90. Shaun Alexander

Coming out of the University of Alabama, Shaun Alexander backed up Ricky Watters in his rookie season (2000), and after Watters' retirement, he would become the lead back for the Seattle Seahawks.  Alexander would go on to a five-year run where he exceeded over 1,000 Rushing Yards, but most importantly, would become a touchdown factory.  In 2001, he led the NFL with 14 Rushing TDs and would never go below that in the next four seasons.

Alexander would be named to his first of three straight Pro Bowls (2003) when he had a 1,435 Rushing Yard season, and he would increase that to 1,696 in 2004 and was a Second Team All-Pro.   He followed that up with the best season of his career and one of the best offensive campaigns ever by a Seattle Seahawks player.  He rushed for a league-leading 1,880 Yards with 27 Rushing Touchdowns, and he was named a First Team All-Pro, AP Offensive Player of the Year and the AP MVP.  

Unfortunately, injuries piled up, and he was out of football three years later and failed to reach the magic 10,000 Yard Rushing mark.  He is, however, one of the few players to rush for 100 Touchdowns, with 112 overall.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Florence, Kentucky, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2014
  • Position: Running Back
  • Played For: Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins
  • College: Alabama
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 19th Overall in 2000
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    AP MVP (2005)
    Bert Bell Award (2005)
    AP Offensive Player of the Year (2005)
    First Team All-Pro (2005)
    Second Team All-Pro (2004)
    Pro Bowl (2003, 2004 & 2005)
    Most Rushing Attempts (2005)
    Most Rushing Yards (2005)
    Most Rushing Touchdowns (2001 & 2005)
    Most Rushing Yards per Game (2005)
    Most Touchdowns (2004 & 2005)
    Most Points Scored (2005)
    Super Bowl Champion (None)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Attempts (5) (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards (4) (2001, 2003, 2004 & 2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Touchdowns (5) (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards per Attempt (2) (2004 & 2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards per Game (5) (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (6) (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Scored (2) (2004 & 2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards From Scrimmage (4) (2001, 2003, 2004 & 2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: All-Purpose Yards (2004 & 2005)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: 8. Rushing Touchdowns: 100
    16. Touchdowns: 112
    22. Rushing Yards per Game: 76.9
    34. Rushing Attempts: 2,187
    36. Rushing Yards: 9,453
    73. Rushing Yards per Attempt: 4.3
    82. Yards From Scrimmage: 10,973

Should Shaun Alexander be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 64.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 21.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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