Former Alabama running back Shaun Alexander was named to the SEC’s 2018 Football Legends Class, the conference announced Tuesday.
Alexander was a first-team All-American and played for the Crimson Tide from 1996-99. In that time, he set 15 rushing records. His career total yardage mark of 3,565 was untouched until 2015.
During his freshman year, he had a 291-yard rushing performance against LSU. Both his junior and senior seasons then saw him rush more than 1,000 yards.
The Seattle Seahawks picked Alexander in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft. Five years later, he was chosen as the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. In 2011, he was voted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
Alexander and the rest of the newest Football Legends Class will be honored at the 2018 SEC Football “Weekend of Championship” in Atlanta from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1. There will be a dinner the first night. The group will be recognized prior to the SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium the next.