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Rashaan Salaam struggled to escape NFL past

Rashaan Salaam struggled to escape NFL past

Rashaan Salaam’s life ended at a park located just two miles from Colorado’s Folsom Field, the scene of his greatest football days. The police have informed his family a suicide note and gun were found alongside the body of the 1994 Heisman Trophy winner.That may be the coroner’s...

Ricky Williams on journey to Heisman and Hall

Ricky Williams on journey to Heisman and Hall

NEW YORK — The formerly enigmatic Ricky Williams ran for an NCAA-record 6,279 yards at Texas and another 10,009 yards in the NFL. The most important yards for his post-football career, though, were the 1,121 he gained in his 2009 comeback season.That was the start to...

Salaams 20th Anniversary Heisman Season Iowa State

Salaams 20th Anniversary Heisman Season Iowa State

Most people remember the day I broke the 2,000-yard rushing barrier for my 67-yard run around right end down, my acceleration down the sideline with snow in the background at Folsum Field, my teammates joining a dogpile celebration in the end zone and then my fellow Buffaloes...

Salaams 20th Anniversary Heisman Season Nebraska

Salaams 20th Anniversary Heisman Season Nebraska

BOULDER—Although it may not have seemed that way at first, life (and the season) went on for Rashaan Salaam and the Colorado Buffaloes as they returned to Folsom Field in week 9 to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys one week after a devastating loss to third-ranked Nebraska. The...

Salaams 20th Anniversary Heisman Season Kansas State

Salaams 20th Anniversary Heisman Season Kansas State

BOULDER—After eight weeks of anticipation and hype, the biggest college football game of the 1994 regular season was finally in front of Rashaan Salaam and the Colorado Buffaloes. At long last, second-ranked CU and third-ranked Nebraska would meet at Lincoln’s Memorial Stadium...

Salaam's 20th Anniversary Heisman Season, Oklahoma

Salaam's 20th Anniversary Heisman Season, Oklahoma

BOULDER—With most of the country looking ahead to the following week’s colossal showdown with third-ranked and unbeaten Nebraska, the Buffs tried to keep their focus on the task at hand as they welcomed the 19th-ranked Kansas State Wildcats to Boulder in week 7.Rashaan Salaam,...

Salaam's 20th Anniversary Heisman Season, Texas

Salaam's 20th Anniversary Heisman Season, Texas

BOULDER—After nearly a month away from the friendly confines of Folsom Field, Rashaan Salaam and the Buffs finally returned home to take on the 22nd-ranked Oklahoma Sooners before what would be a sell-out crowd and a national television audience.Salaam had run roughshod over...

Salaams 20th Anniversary Heisman Season Wisconsin

Salaams 20th Anniversary Heisman Season Wisconsin

BOULDER - Rashaan Salaam entered Texas’ Memorial Stadium for Colorado’s Week 4 matchup with the No. 15 Texas Longhorns a victim of an intense October heatwave that threatened to stop the nation’s scoring leader in his tracks even before the game began.A week after a 141-yard, 2...

20th Anniversary, Rashaan Salaam's Heisman Season, 9 1 14

20th Anniversary, Rashaan Salaam's Heisman Season, 9 1 14

BOULDER - After handling Northeast Louisiana in the opener followed by a well-deserved bye week, the Colorado Buffaloes finally returned to action on September 17 for a primetime showcase under the lights of Folsom Field. The 7:30 start time would be, at that point, the latest...

20th Anniversary, Rashaan Salaam's Heisman Trophy Season

20th Anniversary, Rashaan Salaam's Heisman Trophy Season

BOULDER—The University of Colorado Buffaloes will relive the 1994 season of Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam throughout this season, the 20th Anniversary of his historic run to one of the most iconic trophies in all of sports. CU has teamed up with Tom Shanahan, a...