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Encyclopedia > Rashaan Salaam
Rashaan Salaam
Position(s):
Running back
Jersey #:
N/A
Date of birth: October 8, 1974
Place of birth: Flag of the United States La Jolla, California
Career information
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 1/ Pick 21
College: Colorado
Career highlights
Awards 1994 Heisman Trophy
Teams
1995-1997
1999
1999
2001
2003
Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns
Green Bay Packers
Memphis Maniax (XFL)
San Francisco 49ers
Stats at CBS.com

Rashaan Iman Salaam (born October 8, 1974 in La Jolla, California) is a former professional American football player. Salaam won the 1994 Heisman Trophy as a running back for the University of Colorado, rushing for 2,055 yards by the end of the season. Salaam is the fourth major college football player to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season. A high school All-American running back from San Diego (La Jolla Country Day), Salaam's success at Colorado led to his selection as the Chicago Bears’ first-round draft pick in the 1995 NFL Draft. In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... One of the beaches at La Jolla Cove La Jolla, California, is a seaside resort community comprised of 42,808[1] residents within the city of San Diego. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1995 NFL Draft There were 32 picks on the first round of this draft due to the new expansion teams, the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars, receiving 2 first-round picks. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially[3]; Colorado and CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado. ... “Heisman” redirects here. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... “Browns” redirects here. ... “Packers” redirects here. ... The Memphis ManiAX were a short-lived springtime American football team based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... One of the beaches at La Jolla Cove La Jolla, California, is a seaside resort community comprised of 42,808[1] residents within the city of San Diego. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... “Heisman” redirects here. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially[3]; Colorado and CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... “San Diego” redirects here. ... La Jolla Country Day School (known informally as Country Day, LJCDS or LJCD) is a highly selective private school in La Jolla, a suburb of San Diego, California. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... The 1995 NFL Draft There were 32 picks on the first round of this draft due to the new expansion teams, the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars, receiving 2 first-round picks. ...

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High School

Salaam attended the La Jolla Country Day School, where he played 8-man football and ran for over 100 yards in every game except for one. He was held under 100 yards against Christian High School, in an 11 man game. His team still won the game 16-13. La Jolla Country Day School (known informally as Country Day, LJCDS or LJCD) is a highly selective private school in La Jolla, a suburb of San Diego, California. ...


College career

He won the Heisman Trophy in 1994. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3648 × 2736 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3648 × 2736 pixel, file size: 4. ... “Heisman” redirects here. ...


Pro football career

In the NFL, the highly touted Salaam did not meet the high expectations. As a rookie, he rushed for over 1,000 yards (a Chicago Bears rookie record) and scored 10 touchdowns. But problems with injuries and fumbles and marijuana led him to spend only three years with the Bears, ending with the 1997 season. Salaam spent 1999 with the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers, but only played in two games. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1999 NFL season was the 80th regular season of the National Football League. ... “Browns” redirects here. ... “Packers” redirects here. ...


Salaam briefly played in the ill-fated XFL for the Memphis Maniax, but injury cut his season short and the league folded after one season. Still, he was the 4th most prolific rusher in the league with 528 yards. ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... The Memphis ManiAX were a short-lived springtime American football team based in Memphis, Tennessee. ...


After his stint with the Maniax, he tried out for the Detroit Lions. However, he did not make the squad. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Salaam launched what appeared to be a final attempt at an NFL career in 2002, beginning with a much publicized training at the Cris Carter Speed School. He was picked up by the San Francisco 49ers in 2003 but in August 2003, Salaam was subsequently let go by the 49ers in the second-to-last round of cuts. Despite receiving accolades from then 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson, Salaam was never signed by another NFL team. The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ... Cristopher D. Carter (born November 25, 1965 in Troy, Ohio) is a former American football player in the NFL. He played wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles (1987-89), the Minnesota Vikings (1990-2001) and the Miami Dolphins (2002). ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for August, 2003. ... Dennis Erickson (born March 24, 1947, in Everett, Washington) is the head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils football team. ...


Salaam was signed by the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL on February 20, 2004. He was then suspended by the Argos in May. The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... CFL is an acronym for: Canadian Football League Compact fluorescent light bulb Continental Football League Courant, Fredericks and Lewy This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see May (disambiguation). ...


Other Appearances

Salaam did appear at the 2005 Heisman trophy presentation and the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California. He greeted Reggie Bush after the game and presentation The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ...

Preceded by
Charlie Ward
Heisman Trophy Winner
1994
Succeeded by
Eddie George
Preceded by
John Thierry
Bears 1st round draft pick
1995
Succeeded by
Walt Harris

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Salaam was always able to outrun his problems, and for most of his life that meant merely beating a linebacker or defensive back to the end zone.
Salaam was signed as a free agent by the Oakland Raiders in June, and the 24-year-old showed flashes of the player who once dominated college football games.
Salaam had a good workout last week for the expansion Browns, whose roster is certain to undergo many more transformations in their first year back in the NFL.
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