Rashaan Salaam had an incredible college football career and made an impact in the NFL, though he played their somewhat briefly. Sadly, on December 5, 2016, Mr. Salaam was found to have passed away.
Here are five things you may not know about Rashaan Salaam.
The Heisman Trophy
When Rashaan Salaam won the Heisman Trophy in 1994, he was the first Colorado Buffaloes player to ever win the award. He was also the first running back to have won it in six years since Barry Sanders in 1988.
That’s My Dad!
In a 1968 Bengals loss to the Broncos, Teddy Washington carried the ball one time for four yards. This was his only carry in pro football and this was Rashaan Salaam’s father.
Rashaan Salaam scored 14 touchdowns in the NFL. The team he would score the most against was the Packers with a total of four.
One And Only TD Reception
On September 29, 1996, in a Bears win over the Raiders, Rashaan Salaam caught the one and only touchdown pass of his career. It was good from 11 yards out and was thrown to him by Dave Krieg.
100 Yard Games
During his career, Rashaan Salaam had six 100 yard rushing games. They came against the Buccaneers, Eagles, Rams, Oilers, Panthers, and Bengals. The most yards he gained in one game was 134 in a Bears win over Tampa Bay when he also scored three touchdowns.