Thursday, January 05, 2006
Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander is your 2005 AP NFL Most Valuable Player.
Alexander ran for a league-best 1,880 yards and scored 28 touchdowns (27 rush, 1 rec). He ran for over 100 yards in 11 games and became the first player in NFL history to rush for 15 touchdowns in 5 straight seasons. In addition, he was the 4th player in league history to rush for 20 touchdowns in consecutive seasons.
Alexander is the first Seahawks' MVP in team history. He is the first Seattle athlete to win an MVP award since Ichiro won the AL MVP with the Mariners in 2001. Alexander joins Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Terrell Davis, Thurman Thomas, Marcus Allen, Walter Payton, and O.J. Simpson in the class of running backs who have won the Most Valuable Player award.
Congratulations to Shaun, the best running back in football. Or should I say the best player in the National Football League? I think the latter sounds better. Doesn't it?