On this date: Shaun Alexander selected in first round of NFL Draft

Shaun Alexander

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on April 15:

2000: Shaun Alexander and Chris McIntosh are selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Alexander, a running back from Alabama, would become the team’s all-time leading rusher and only player in franchise history to be named league MVP after leading the NFL in rushing and scoring a then-league record 28 touchdowns during the team’s Super Bowl run in 2005. But injuries limited McIntosh, a tackle from Wisconsin, to 13 starts in two seasons. Alexander also was voted to the Seahawks’ 35th Anniversary team.


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