On Eve Of Awards, Heisman Trohpy Winner Laid to Rest

09 Dec, 2016

A funeral service is set for 1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam, who was found dead in a Boulder park.

The service will be held at the Islamic Center of Boulder at noon Friday, fewer than three miles from Folsom Field, where Salaam carved his name into the University of Colorado record book from 1992 to 1994. He was found dead Monday night at the age of 42.

Salaam’s mother, Khalada, told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday that police said they suspect he killed himself.

Salaam rushed for 2,055 yards and 24 touchdowns as a junior in 1994, leading the Buffaloes to an 11-1 record, a win over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl and a No. 3 finish in the final polls. He won the Heisman in a runaway.


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