Shaun Alexander is a running back NFL legend. His domination on the field was recognized when Shaun was named MVP of the National Football League in 2005, becoming the first Seattle Seahawk to win the MVP award in franchise history.
Shaun first captivated a national audience as a stand out player for the Crimson Tide at Alabama. Admits the SEC cauldron, Alexander rushed for a school-record 291 yards and four touchdowns in a 26–0 victory over rivals LSU at Tiger Stadium - while a redshirt freshman. Alexander was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2000 NFL Draft as the nineteenth overall pick.
Alexander rang bells early in his NFL career - in 2002, he set his first NFL record by scoring five times in the first half of a 48-23 win over the Vikings at Seahawks Stadium (now CenturyLink Field). Three years later, he won the 2005 NFL MVP after rushing for 1,880 yards and 27 touchdowns with the Seattle Seahawks. Alexander still holds the NFL single-season touchdown record with 28 end zone appearances.
After retiring from the NFL, Shaun has spent much of his time with his family, writing, speaking and investing in the greater Seattle community. Shuan worked with author Cecil Murphey to write the story of his NFL career, Touchdown Alexander: My Story of Faith, Football and Pursuing the Dream. Shaun also penned The Walk: Clear Direction and Spiritual Power for Your Life. Shaun recently established the Shaun Alexander Foundation to focus on improving the lives of fatherless young men through education, athletics, character programs, and leadership training, inspiring them to reach their God-given potential.
Shaun became involved with The Mentoring Project when he and John Sowers appeared together, along with NBA's Etan Thomas, in a fatherhood conversation sponsored by This is Fatherhood. Listen/watch their 2013 conversation here.
*SPEAKER CONNECTION - Shaun Alexander was mentored by another Long Live Mentoring speaker, Carey Casey, as he transitioned out of the NFL. Carey Casey has helped a vast number of football players transfer from success on the field to success in other arenas. Shaun Alexander and Carey Casey will appear together at Long Live Mentoring to talk about their mentoring relationship. This is a do-not-miss insider ticket to the NFL. Register now to join the conversation between Shaun Alexander and Carey Casey at Long Live Mentoring 2014.