Shaun Alexander reveals he wanted to be all about the touchdowns with the Seahawks

Alexander is the all-time leading rusher for the Seahawks and was inducted into the Ring of Honor in 2022.

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With Super Bowl week underway, lots of sponsors are inviting players and former players to "Radio Row" to speak to various media outlets. FanSided, of course, has a presence at the big game. Fortunately, FanSided was able to catch up with all-time Seattle Seahawks great Shaun Alexander and get his thoughts on the Super Bowl but also who might be the running back most like Alexander currently.

Alexander did not really have an answer to who that might be. The reason? Alexander was a bigger back who got 300-plus carries a year. Now NFL teams like backs to catch the ball as well, but Alexander admitted he was running the ball so much that his catches had to be limited.

Alexander did think that Le'Veon Bell ran a bit like him, but then Alexander could not remember his name. Also, while Bell was great, he was not Alexander-level great. Alexander finished with 100 rushing touchdowns while Bell had just 42.

Shaun Alexander scored 112 total touchdowns with the Seattle Seahawks

Speaking of touchdowns, Alexander made a point of saying scoring TDs was the "ultimate moment in football" and that he was driven to beat Barry Sanders' 99 rushing touchdowns and become one of the few backs to get to triple-figures. Alexander got exactly 100 rushing touchdowns but knew exactly when he scored his 100th total touchdown (which came in Alexander's MVP season of 2005).

According to Alexander, "Everybody has different things that drive them. Some people it's the roar of the crowd, some people it's 'get my mom a house,' for me there was just something about scoring moved me. I wanted to be a person...that the dad put his arm around his son, 'remember when we saw Alexander make that play?'" To hear the rest of Alexander's interview, just click below.

Shaun Alexander was taken by the Seahawks as the 19th overall pick in the 2000 NFL draft. After only starting one game in his rookie season, Alexander became the full-time starter at running back in 2001 and stayed there through most of 2007. Between 2001 and 2005, Alexander ran for at least 1,175 yards each season and had double-digit touchdown runs each season.

In 2005, Alexander led the NFL with 1,880 yards rushing and 28 total touchdowns. That was a record number of total touchdowns at the time. Alexander was named the NFL's MVP for the season. 2005 was also the first season the Seahawks went to the Super Bowl, though they lost (were robbed?) to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Alexander is still the franchise's leading rusher. He was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor in 2022. While he has not yet made the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he deserves to be inducted.

Shaun Alexander made an appearance with FanSided on behalf Stand Together Foundation, a philanthropic organization committed to breaking the cycle of poverty in America by driving change from within communities.

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