Renton, Wash. – Running back Shaun Alexander will be inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor during halftime of the Seahawks vs. Cardinals game on October 16, the team announced today. Alexander becomes the third member of Seattle's 2005 Super Bowl XL team to enter the Ring of Honor, joining Matt Hasselbeck and Mike Holmgren, who were inducted last season.
"The Seahawks are proud to recognize the incredible impact Shaun had on our organization by making him the 15th member of the Seahawks Ring of Honor," said Seahawks president Chuck Arnold. "Shaun is the true definition of a champion both on and off the field, and we are excited to formally celebrate him in front of the 12s this season with his induction ceremony."
Alexander, who scored an NFL-record five touchdowns in a half vs. Minnesota in 2002, ranks first in at least 20 career, season, or single-game franchise records, including: rushing attempts (2,176), rushing yards (9,429), rushing touchdowns (100), total touchdowns (112), single-game rushing attempts (40), single-game rushing yards (266), single-game rushing touchdowns (4) and longest rush (88t).
The 2005 AP NFL Most Valuable Player had a career-year setting franchise records in attempts (370), yards (1,880), rushing touchdowns (27) and total touchdowns (28), leading Seattle to Super Bowl XL in Detroit. He was also Seattle's nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.
Drafted by Holmgren in the 2000 NFL Draft, Alexander became a two-time AP All-Pro (second-team in 2004; first-team in 2005), three-time Pro Bowler (2003-05), and voted to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 2000s. He started 96 of 119 regular season games played and all nine postseason games played for Seattle from 2000-07. Alexander finished his playing career in Washington (2008).
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