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The all-time leading Seahawks rusher and the 2005 NFL Most Valuable Player, Alexander is definitely it when it comes to Seattle running backs. His 9,453 rushing yards are far and away a franchise-best, and his 100 career touchdowns ties him with Seahawks Hall of Fame wide receiver Steve Largent.
Alexander ran for a career-best and league-high 1,880 yards and 27 TDs in 2005, leading Seattle to its first ever Super Bowl, and also strung together five consecutive campaigns of 1,175 rushing yards or more. He twice had scoring runs of 88 yards in his career, and ran for 100 or more yards in a game 37 times.
As a second-year NFL player out of Alabama in 2002, he rushed 35 times for 266 yards in a 34-27 win over Oakland, and also ran for 201 yards in a 34-24 victory over Green Bay in 2006, He ran for four scores in a game three times, versus Minnesota in 2002, and against both Arizona and Houston in 2005.
Alexander was also effective out of the backfield, and caught 214 passes for 1,511 yards and 12 TDs as a Seahawk. His best receiving season came in 2003 when he nabbed 42 passes for 295 yards and two scores. He had a career-high four scoring grabs in 2004, and also had an 80-yard TD catch in 2002.
Though his career ended ignominiously with the Redskins in 2008 after he had been worn down by foot and hand injuries (and possibly the Madden Curse), number 37 will best be remembered as a three-time Pro Bowler, a two-time all-Pro and the No. 1 rusher in Seahawks history—and undoubtedly one day an inductee into the Seahawks Ring of Honor. The Hall of Fame might not be out of the question, either.