Shaun Alexander: SEC Football Legend
Add SEC Football Legend to the list of honors for Shaun Alexander. The 2018 SEC Football Legends Class includes 14 former stars who excelled on the gridiron and helped write the rich history of the sport at their respective institutions.
Alexander was regarded as one of the most productive backs in the country during his playing days at Alabama. He burst onto the scene with a 291-yard performance as a freshman against LSU, then rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his junior and senior seasons. He earned First Team All-America honors as a senior, leading the Crimson Tide to the 1999 SEC Championship.
He left Tuscaloosa with 15 rushing records, including the career total yardage mark of 3,565.
Alexander was the taken by the Seahawks as the 19th pick in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He was the NFL Most Valuable Player in 2005 and was named to the NFL’s 2000 All-Decade Team.
He is also a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame, Orange Bowl Hall of Fame, and the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame.
The 2018 SEC Football Legends Class will be honored at the 2018 SEC Football “Weekend of Champions”, November 30 – December 1 in Atlanta, Georgia. The group will also be recognized prior to the SEC Football Championship Game, which will be held on December 1.