14 results for tag: Shaun Alexander


New Shaun Alexander FWAA Award

The Football Writers Association of America has announced a new college football award named after former Alabama running back Shaun Alexander. The first Shaun Alexander Freshman Player of the Year Award will be presented to the top player on the FWAA's Freshman All-America Team at the end of the 2018 season. "The FWAA is very excited about this new award because of the person it represents," FWAA Executive Director Steve Richardson said in a release. "It is very significant because Alexander also was an outstanding redshirt freshman for the Crimson Tide. His freshman season paved the way for future successes at Alabama and later in the ...

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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 ...

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Legends in 2019 Hall of Fame?

A number of Seahawks Legends are on the list of nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019. The Modern-Era nominees are comprised of 102 players and coaches, with Seahawks players and coaches highlighted in red on the roster below. The total roster of nominees consists of 47 offensive players, 39 defensive players, 5 special teams players and 11 coaches. The Modern-Era nominees will be reduced to 25 semifinalists in November and then to 15 finalists in January, 2019. There are currently four Seahawks Legends in the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Steve Largent, the late Cortez Kennedy, Walter Jones and Kenny Easley. Modern-Era ...

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Seahawks Legends on Your Bookshelf

Books by former pro athletes certainly make for interesting reading, featuring behind the scenes stories from the lockerroom, motivational forces while growing up, life in the spotlight, and so on. The category of Seahawks Legends in print features quite a few offerings from over the years, including players, coaches, and even a couple of team owners. Some of these books are out of print, so your best bet to track down a copy would be online sources like Amazon and ebay. And a visit to a used bookstore or two could also yield some of these titles. Former team owner John Nordstrom's book, Mr. John: Football, Flying, and a Proud Family Legacy, was ...

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Shaun Alexander & The Walk

Shaun Alexander was a special guest on the Christian Broadcasting Network, where he discussed his book, "The Walk", his playing days with the Seahawks, his faith, family, and more. Alexander travels the country speaking to business and military audiences, at sports camps, and at churches and Christian conferences. He was Kentucky’s High School Mr. Football, and graduated from the University of Alabama where he was an NCAA All American. As a first-round pick by the Seahawks in the 2000 NFL Draft, he would go on to become the team's first NFL MVP. His book, "The Walk," is available here from Amazon.com. &amp...

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A Real Suite Photo

The Legends suite at CenturyLink Field plays host to Seahawks Legends at every home game, and it was a full house for the Monday Night Football game against the Atlanta Falcons. Pictured are (top): Lofa Tatupu, Red Bryant, Kenny Easley (wall image), Jordan Babineaux, Shaun Alexander and John Friesz; (bottom) Paul Johns and Marcus Trufant.

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Kenny Easley’s Enshrinement Speech

Well, good evening! To all the family and friends and lovers of football all across America, and the world, thank you for being here today. I'd like to start by sharing a passage from the Bible that I've leaned on and counted on, and trusted with all certainty through the years. And that would be Philippians 4 and 6, and it says: be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication. With thanks giving, let your request be known to God. I was first nominated for the Hall in 1997; twenty years later, be anxious for nothing. The Hall of Fame was dropped on the shoulders of Kenny Easley like a pair of shoulder pads. Some folks ...

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

Congratulations 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 ...

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Shaun Alexander carries on after the NFL

By Mike Beamish, Vancouver Sun The transition from professional athlete to retiree happens too soon, leaving players figuring out what to do when the roar of the crowd fades and the bank account quickly recedes. Few have reached peace with this most unnatural of retirements as has Shaun Alexander, the former Seattle Seahawks running back and NFL MVP (2005) who was in Vancouver last week to promote NFL Thursday Night football on behalf of NFL Canada. Now 38, the prolific Alexander scored 87 rushing touchdowns in a five-year period for the Seahawks at the height of his fame. He has been just as abundant in his family life. Shaun and his ...

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A Visit with Shaun Alexander

Taken as the 19th pick in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft, Shaun would enjoy a record-setting career with the Seahawks over 8 seasons (2000-2007): NFC rushing leader in 2004 & 2005; setting a then-NFL single-season record in 2005 for most TDs with 27; and named NFL MVP in 2005, among other notable achievements. Today, he and his wife Valerie are the proud parents of seven children, and reside in Virginia.

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