LSU's 'Alexander the Great' named to College Football Hall of Fame
Charles Alexander, a two-time All-American and Heisman Trophy finalist who played at LSU from 1975-78, has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced today. Known to LSU fans as "Alexander the Great" and widely considered one of the greatest running backs in SEC history, Alexander earned All-American honors in 1977 and 1978 while finishing ninth in the Heisman Trophy race as a junior and fifth his senior season. Alexander will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame during ceremonies in New York City in December. He still holds LSU records for most rushes in a game (43), most yards in a season (1,686) and most yards gained per game in a season (153.3). He was selected with the 12th pick in the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals and played in Super Bowl XVI. He later served as a development officer for LSU's Tiger Athletic Foundation and is now a businessman in Houston. Alexander is also a member of LSU's Modern Day Team of the Century, as well as the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame. Read more about today's announcement and Alexander's career, and see a list of the Tigers he joins in the hall of fame, at the LSUsports.net website here.
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