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Mike Alstott

Mike Alstott

Mike Alstott was selected as one of two inductees into the Buccaneers Ring of Honor in 2015, along with former quarterback Doug Williams

Alstott came to Tampa Bay as a second-round selection (35th overall) out of Purdue in the 1996 NFL Draft and quickly rose to acclaim as one of the league's most powerful, punishing rushers, running with a hard nosed style that earned him the nickname 'A-Train.'

A six-time Pro Bowl selection - a franchise record for an offensive player - and four-time Associated Press All-Pro honoree, Alstott is the Buccaneers' all-time leader in touchdowns (71) and rushing touchdowns (58). He ranks second in franchise annals with 5,088 rushing yards, second in yards from scrimmage (7,372), fourth in receptions (305), and seventh in games played (158).

In eight of his 11 seasons, Alstott led or tied the team lead in rushing touchdowns, recording a career-best 10 in 2001 and twice rushing for three touchdowns in a single game (vs. Minnesota, 10/28/2001; at Cincinnati, 12/27/1998). He recorded seven 100-yard rushing games during his career.

In addition to the accolades he earned during the regular season, Alstott also holds a decorated place in Buccaneers postseason lore. He was a member of six playoff teams and played in 10 postseason contests, both tied for second-most in franchise history behind only Derrick Brooks, and the most ever by an offensive player.

Alstott was part of five Buccaneer playoff victories, tied for a franchise best, while his 341 rushing yards are also the most in club history. Alstott's seven postseason touchdowns, all rushing, are five more than any other player in team history. Four of those scores came en route to the Super Bowl XXXVII title in San Diego following the 2002 season. Alstott also ranks third in postseason receptions (21) and fourth in postseason receiving yards (161).

During his career, Alstott was an active community supporter and his dedication to civic duty only increased since his retirement. During the 2007 offseason, Alstott and his wife Nicole formed the Mike Alstott Family Foundation, with the goal of assisting and uplifting the minds, hearts and spirits of families and children on their way to realizing their full potential through various events, assistance programs and celebrations.

Since the formation of his foundation, Alstott and his family have been involved in organizing and helping carry out numerous outreach events, including frequent programs with All-Children's Hospital; partnering with Big Brothers and Big Sisters; raising funds for the Angelus House, a home for children with disabilities; and special events catered to serving the area's foster children.

Alstott currently serves as the head football coach at Northside Christian School in St. Petersburg, Florida.