Shaun Alexander to be Inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame

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alexander250_0412Congratulations to former Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander, who will be inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame on June 2, 2016.

Alexander played college football for the University of Alabama. Among his highlights in school, in 1998 he had 18 touchdowns (14 rushing and four receiving) and totaled 1,178 yards, as Alabama improved to 7-5, and he received All-Southeast Conference honors at the end of the season.

He also played a key role in leading the Tide to the SEC Championship in 1999, as Alabama trampled #3-ranked Florida with a 34-7 victory. In the fourth quarter of the 1999 Iron Bowl against rival Auburn, Alexander led a comeback as he scored three rushing touchdowns in the 28–17 victory, finishing the game with 199 total yards. He left the school holding 15 records, including 3,565 career rushing yards.

Taken by the Seahawks as the 19th pick in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft, Alexander would go on to set numerous Seahawks & NFL records, and he was named the NFL MVP in 2005. He was also named to the NFL’s 2000 All-Decade team, and was a member of the Seahawks 35th Anniversary Team in 2010.