Sunday, December 25, 2005

SHAUN ALEXANDER’S THREE TIMES ENDEAVOR TO EQUAL AN NFL SINGLE-SEASON RECORD FOR TD’S

On December 24, 2005, in a game against the Indianapolis Colts, Alexander tied the record for touchdowns in a season, 27. Alexander scored in the first, third and fourth quarters to take his seasonal total to 27 - level with Priest Holmes' record from 2003. On December 18th, 2005, against the Titans, he recorded 1,600 yards for the 2nd consecutive season, Shaun ran for his franchise record 10th 100 yard rushing game, also scoring his 24th rushing Touchdown of the year, and 86th Rushing TD of his career, tying him with Priest Holmes at 12th on the All-Time Rushing Touchdown Leader list. Perhaps even more substantial is this, his 96th Career Touchdown, moved him into a 18th place tie with Randy Moss and Eric Dickerson on the All-Time Touchdown Leader list having already bumped Priest Holmes (94 TDs) into 21st. Alexander’s most recent victory has increased Seattle's winning run to 11 games and set a franchise record with their 13th win of the season. Their victory also meant a second successive loss for the Colts, who won their first 13 games. The Colts played without coach Tony Dungy, whose 18-year-old son was found dead in his Florida apartment.

In 2004, Alexander remained one of the key components of Seattle's offense. He finished second in the NFL in rushing yards (with 1,696) to the New York Jets' Curtis Martin by a single yard. 2003 was equally productive for Alexander. He rushed his way to a career high of 1,435 rushing yards and scored 16 touchdowns. Seattle also made its first playoff appearance since 2000. Alexander's success in the 2003 season earned him his first trip to Honolulu for the annual Pro Bowl. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the 19th pick of the 2000 NFL Draft.

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