I’m Heisman Trophy Winner, Rashaan Salaam, Dead At 42, Suspect Suicide

(photo credit: Rashaan Salaam facebook)

(photo credit: Rashaan Salaam facebook)

Former NFL running back Rashaan Salaam, 42, was found dead in a Boulder park on Monday night in what preliminary evidence points to a suspected suicide.

Salaam, the 1994 Heisman Trophy winner, spent three years with the Chicago Bears and also played for the Cleveland Browns. 

He finished his NFL career with 1,684 rushing yards and 14 total touchdowns.
After his final year in the NFL in 1999, Salaam played for the Memphis Maniax in the XFL. 

In the league’s only season, he finished fourth in rushing yards (528) and tied for third in rushing touchdowns (five).

In college, Salaam starred for the Colorado Buffaloes. He led the country in rushing yards (2,055) and rushing touchdowns (24) as a junior. Fresh off a 2,000-yard season, Salaam became the first and still the only CU player