Friday, November 21, 2008

Player Profile: Shaun Alexander

Today we give you sort of a different player profile than we did with Plackemeier. It is really just the interesting points from Shaun's wiki page. I used some of it to justify that there is a possibility of what Shaun says in the video coming true.

During his junior season in 1993, Alexander ran for 2,396 yards and forty–two touchdowns as Boone County made it to the state semifinals. In a game versus Campbell County, Alexander rushed for seven touchdowns. He was listed in "Faces in the Crowd" section of Sports Illustrated in January 1994.[4]

In 1994, in his senior season, Alexander rushed for 3,166 yards and a state record fifty–four touchdowns[5] and was named Kentucky's "Mr. Football".[6] In three varsity seasons, Alexander rushed for 6,657 yards and 110 touchdowns—both of which are Top 10 prep all-time records.

In 2002, he started all 16 games en route to an NFC leading (and franchise record) 16 rushing touchdowns, four of which came in the first half of Seattle's September 29, 2002 game against the Minnesota Vikings where he also caught a touchdown pass. The five touchdowns in that half set an NFL record.

On January 1, 2006, in a game versus the Green Bay Packers, Alexander set the single season touchdown record at 28, and tied Priest Holmes's record of 27 rushing touchdowns in a season. Alexander also won his first NFL rushing title with 1,880 rushing yards. In 2005, he joined Emmitt Smith, Priest Holmes, and Marshall Faulk as the only running backs to record consecutive seasons of 20 or more touchdowns. Four days later, on January 5, he was awarded with the 2005 NFL MVP Award, becoming the first Seahawk to win the MVP award in franchise history.

At the end of the season, he was selected to be the cover athlete of Madden NFL 2007. To date, Alexander is the only player that has been featured on both the covers of Madden NFL and NCAA Football.
To us, the rest is history. Even though Shaun has been less than impressive for the Redskins, he gives us a great prediction for Sunday's game.

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