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Shaun Alexander - Part 6

Alexander had a storied prep career at Boone County High School, where he finished with 6,662 yards and 110 touchdowns. Five years after his final high school game, Alexander was ranked first or second in nine offensive categories and ... <br><br> <i>This story is exclusively for Premium Ticket members. To find out how to gain access for just a few bucks while donating to some great charities, <a href=""> click here.</a>

third in another in the state record books. And his senior year may have been the best single-season performance by a prep football player in state history.

Despite being one of the most famous athletes, or people, from Northern Kentucky, Alexander hasn't forgotten his roots.

The 6-foot-1-inch Alexander still makes regular trips back to Northern Kentucky to visit family and friends. He is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, speaking to FCA groups in the area and around the country. He also visits R.A. Jones and Boone County High School each spring to speak to students and visit his former teachers and coaches.

That is the type of person he is," Thompson said. "That is why they love him down there (at Alabama) so much; except for some Auburn fans. He is about as fine a person as you will ever find. This article is reprinted with permission from the Florence Recorder Top Stories