Seattle Seahawks: All-time rushing leaders in franchise history

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Number 1: Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander

Shaun Alexander is by far the Seahawks' all-time leader in many rushing categories. In fact, he's basically to rushing what Steve Largent is to receiving with Seattle. But Alexander did his production in as many seasons as Warren had in Seattle, eight. But from 2001 through 2005, Alexander was arguably the best running back in the NFL and his 2005 season is one of the better ones in the history of the league.

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A star at Alabama who was taken 19th overall in the 2000 draft, Alexander didn't become a full-time starter until his second season. In year two (2001), he led the league in rushing touchdowns (14) and ran for 1,318 yards. That number of rushing touchdowns would become common place for Alexander, however. In the five seasons betweem 2001 and 2005, he had 87 of them and never had a season fewer than 14.

In 2004 and 2005, Alexander averaged over 100 rushing yards a game. To put that in perspective, no player in the NFL averaged more than 97.2 yards a game (Josh Jacobs). Alexander also led the NFL in combined touchdowns in each of those seasons. But his 2005 year? Now that was really special.

2005 was the first season the Seahawks ever went to the Super Bowl. Behind a great offensive line, Alexander rushed for a league-leading 1,880 yards and 27 rushing touchdowns (a record at the time) and had a combined 28 touchdowns. He was named the league MVP by the AP.

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Alexander has 42 more rushing touchdowns than anyone else in Seahawks history (Lynch is second), has 2,723 more rushing yards than anyone else (obviously, Warren is second), and has 527 more carries than anyone else (Warner is second). Alexander is still unlikely to ever make it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, though. Maybe he doesn't get enough credit as he had Hall of Maers Walter Jones and Steve Hutchinson in front of him. Still, Alexander was among the best in the NFL at his position much of a decade.