Shaun Alexander Chosen as Alabama Football’s 2018 SEC Legend
Former Alabama All-American Shaun Alexander was named to the Southeastern Conference’s 2018 Football Legends Class on Tuesday, the league office announced.
Alexander was regarded as one of the most productive backs in the country during his four seasons at Alabama from 1996-99. He burst onto the scene with a 291-yard performance as a freshman against LSU, then rushed for more than 1,000 yards in both 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 that stood until 2015.
Alexander was selected in the first round (19th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He was the NFL Most Valuable Player in 2005 and was named to the NFL's 2000 All-Decade Team. In 2011, Alexander was voted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
The class will be honored at the 2018 SEC Football “Weekend of Champions” from Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Atlanta, Ga. The annual SEC Legends Dinner presented by AT&T will be held on Friday, Nov. 30 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, and the group will also be recognized prior to the SEC Football Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Dec. 1.
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