Happy Birthday to Seahawks all-time leading rusher Shaun Alexander

Today marks the 46th birthday of Seattle Seahawks all-time leading rusher Shaun Alexander. An inductee of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Alexander was drafted out of the University of Alabama by the Seahawks in 2000 and spent eight seasons in Seattle before finishing his NFL career with the Washington Redskins in 2009.

Alexander’s career highlights are plentiful but his 1,880 rushing yard, 27 touchdown, 2005 MVP season was undeniably his best.


According to Alexander’s Twitter account, seeing the return of the classic Seahawks uniforms brings back “great memories.” While usage of the term “great” doesn’t refer to a championship season for Alexander, it does indicate how strong and memorable his experiences were suiting up for the Seahawks. Even 15 years after his departure, Alexander is still the all-time leading rusher in franchise history.

In 2022, Seattle inducted Alexander into the Seahawks Ring of Honor alongside household names like quarterback Matt Hasselback, wide receiver Steve Largent and former head coach Mike Holmgren.

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