||JockBio Vital Stats
Height: 5' 11"
- In 1994, Shaun
had the ninth most rushing yards among the nation’s prep players.
- Shaun was a Parade
and USA Today All-American in high school. His nickname was
- Shaun’s 15
100-yard games at Alabama set a school record.
- Shaun had a teammate
at Alabama named Shawn Alexander. He was a 6-3 defensive tackle.
- Shaun’s second-place
finish in the 2004 NFL rushing race was the closest since 1943, when
Jack Hinkle lost to Bill Paschal, 572 yards to 571.
- In 2004, Shaun
became the third Seahawk to lead the conference in rushing. Curt Warner
and Chris Warren did it before him. In 2005, he was the first player
in Seattle history to win the NFL crown.
- In 2005, Shaun
became the first back in league history to score 15-plus TD’s
in five consecutive seasons.
- Shaun and Valerie
had their second daughter, Trinity, in the summer of 2005.
- Shaun’s favorite
Bible verse is Psalms 37—the same as his number. He signs the
psalm number with every autograph.
- Shaun eats spaghetti
the night before every game.
- Shaun favorite
movie is Coming to America. He has memorized all of Eddie Murphy’s
- Until recently,
Shaun would tire out on long runs. He finally figured out why—he
was holding his breath!
- Shaun graduated
from Alabama with a degree in Marketing, and was on his way to a second
degree in Advertising.
- After each season,
Shaun hits the film room and analyzes every running play for the year.
- Shaun’s charity,
the Shaun Alexander Family Foundation, helps needy families in three
- In 2002, Shaun
co-hosted a TV Christmas Special with long-snapper Jean-Phillipe Darche.
- Shaun was the lead-in
speaker for Billy Graham’s final sermon in Cincinnati, in front
of 65,000 people at Paul Brown Stadium.
Shaun Alexander, 2000 PressPass
Curt Warner, 1987 Topps