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Ahmad Rashad
Ahmad Rashad

Ahmad Rashad (born Bobby Moore November 19, 1949 in Portland, Oregon, raised in Tacoma, Washington) is an Emmy award-winning sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former American football wide receiver for the St. Louis Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, and most notably, the Minnesota Vikings where he earned four Pro Bowl selections from 1978 to 1981. Image File history File links Rashad_ahmad. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown, PDX Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Mayor Tom Potter Area    - City 376. ... Old Town neighborhood in Tacoma, with Mount Rainier (Tahoma) in background Nickname: The City of Destiny Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State County Pierce Mayor Bill Baarsma (NP) Area    - City 162. ... An Emmy Award. ... NBC Sports logo NBC Sports is a division of NBC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Buzzsaw, The Cards, Cardiac Cardinals, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations Independent (1898-1919) National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1972, he converted to Islam and changed his name to Ahmad Rashad, which means "Admirable One Led To Truth". He eventually graduated from the University of Oregon, where he was a two-time All American. For other uses, including people named Islam, see Islam (disambiguation). ... The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ...


During his playing career, he caught 495 passes for 6,831 yards and 44 touchdowns, while also rushing for 52 yards. However, one catch stands out in his career. In a December 1980 game vs. the Cleveland Browns, Vikings quarterback Tommy Kramer threw a hail mary pass to Rashad that resulted in a come from behind 28-23 victory and a Central Division Title for the Vikings. This was known as the Miracle Catch. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The 1980 NFL season was the 61st regular season of the National Football League. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Team colors Seal Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950–present) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... Tommy Kramer (born March 7, 1955) is a former American football player. ...


After his playing career, he covered NFL and NBA televised contests as a studio anchor and game reporter as well as hosting NBA Inside Stuff. He also has hosted the video-clip show Real TV, the reality show Celebrity Mole, and game show Caesar's Challenge. The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Location of NBA teams, conferences and divisions NBA redirects here. ... NBA Inside Stuff is a television program that airs on NBA TV, featuring behind the scenes activities of NBA players. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Celebrity Mole is a spin-off to the unscripted television series The Mole, produced by Stone Stanley Entertainment. ... A game show involves members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes. ... Caesars Challenge (or Caesars Challenge) was an American game show that aired on NBC daytime from 1993 to early 1994. ...


His former wife Phylicia Rashad co-starred alongside Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show as Clair Huxtable. Ahmad proposed to Phylicia during a pregame on a nationally televised Thanksgiving Day NFL game (the New York Jets vs the Detroit Lions -November 28, 1985). They were married on December 14, 1985. Their daughter, Condola Phylea Rashad, was born on December 11, 1986 in New York. He also has three children from a previous marriage: daughters Keva (born in 1970), Maiysha (born in 1974) and son Ahmad Jr. (born in 1978). He has one stepson, Billy (Phylicia's son from a previous marriage). The couple divorced in 2001. [1] In a Mothers Day survey, Rashads character on The Cosby Show, Claire Huxtable, was named, TV mom closest to your own mom in spirit. ... William Henry Bill Cosby, Jr. ... The Cosby Show was an American television sitcom that ran from 1984 to 1992. ... Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in much of North America, generally observed as an expression of gratitude, usually to God. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970-present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


His last name comes from his mentor in St. Louis Rashad Khalifa. There are at least two players in the NFL that were named after him, Ahman Rashad Green, running back for the Green Bay Packers, and Ahmad Merritt, a free agent wide receiver in the NFL.[citation needed] Rashard Lewis, an NBA basketball player with the Seattle Supersonics, was also named after Ahmad. Rashad Khalifa, 1989 Rashad Khalifa (November 19, 1935 – January 31, 1990) was an Egyptian biochemist who became a US citizen and took residence in Tucson, Arizona. ... Ahman Rashad Green (born February 16, 1977 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA) is a running back who plays for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... Ahmad Merritt Ahmad-Rashad Merritt (born February 5, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American Football player, currently a free agent wide receiver in the NFL. He signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Wisconsin in 2000. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Rashard Quovon Lewis (born August 8, 1979 in Pineville, Louisiana) is an NBA basketball player with the Seattle SuperSonics. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics or Supes) are a professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ...


Statistics

  • Rashad had 10 carries during his career, gaining 52 total yards.
  • During his 11-year NFL career, Rashad had 495 catches for 6,831 yards and 44 touchdowns during the regular season, coming in second in the league in 1979 with 80 receptions.
  • Rashad caught a 98 yard non-scoring pass from quarterback Jim Hart in the 1972 season, setting an unbreakable new record for longest non-scoring completion.
  • Rashad had 20 receptions for 278 yards with 1 touchdown in the playoffs, including 3 catches for 53 yards in Super Bowl XI.
  • Rashad won the MVP award in the 1979 Pro Bowl.
  • Rashad has referred to 1,715 guests on NBA Inside Stuff as his "Main Man". [2]

The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The 1979 NFL season was the 60th regular season of the National Football League. ... James W. Jim Hart (born April 29, 1944 in Evanston, Illinois) was the quarterback of the St. ... Date January 9, 1977 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Fred Biletnikoff, Wide Receiver Favorite Raiders by 4 1/2 National anthem Vikki Carr (America the Beautiful) Coin toss Game referee Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show Disney presents Its A Small World with the Los Angeles Unified... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... NBA Inside Stuff is a television program that airs on NBA TV, featuring behind the scenes activities of NBA players. ...

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NBA.com NBA Access with Ahmad Rashad (575 words)
Emmy Award-winning commentator Ahmad Rashad is host and executive producer of NBA Access with Ahmad Rashad, a new real-life drama television series that chronicles the lives of today’s larger-than-life NBA stars.
Rashad hosts the show from a newly designed set at NBA Entertainment’s studios in Secaucus, N.J., which features a collection of sports fan furnishings from the recently unveiled NBA at Home collection.
Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Ahmad Rashad was named host and executive producer of the eponymous NBA Access with Ahmad Rashad in December 2005.
SportsPickle.com - The Sports Humor and Satire Site on the Internet (278 words)
Rashad had lodged himself inside Jordan’s butt early in the basketball legend’s career, providing intimate – and overwhelmingly positive – coverage of the former Bull and Wizard.
Rashad had considered removing himself several times in the past year and got closest to having the extraction procedure before last season when NBC lost its contract with the NBA.
Rashad said he is most proud of his work during the 1993 season when he was able to make his way all the way into his good friend’s upper intestine by failing to ask Jordan any questions about his mounting gambling losses.
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