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November 23, 1992 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rashaan Salaam buckles the chin strap of the gold helmet with the black buffalo each afternoon and moves out of Colorado's Dal Ward Athletic Center, toward the practices on the artificial turf of Folsom Field, toward . . . where? One year after the end of his glorious eight-man football career at La Jolla County Day, Salaam is opening some eyes in the Big Eight. He is a true freshman on a team that, until getting whipped by Nebraska four Saturdays ago, was rated eighth in the nation.
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August 30, 2003
Once again J.A. Adande [Aug. 28] strikes his singular note of being the poster artist of the "Gimme Mine" generation. Today's subject is Maurice Clarett. But before young Mr. Clarett decides to take Adande's advice and go running off to the NFL, he might want to talk to some other folks for additional opinions. He could start by talking to any number of "sure thing" college running backs who saw their pro careers evaporate in the blitzkrieg of NFL defenses. Rashaan Salaam is probably free to take a call, or Ki-Jana Carter.
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August 30, 2003
Once again J.A. Adande [Aug. 28] strikes his singular note of being the poster artist of the "Gimme Mine" generation. Today's subject is Maurice Clarett. But before young Mr. Clarett decides to take Adande's advice and go running off to the NFL, he might want to talk to some other folks for additional opinions. He could start by talking to any number of "sure thing" college running backs who saw their pro careers evaporate in the blitzkrieg of NFL defenses. Rashaan Salaam is probably free to take a call, or Ki-Jana Carter.
SPORTS
January 3, 1995 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
To the surprise of few, Rashaan Salaam, Colorado's Heisman Trophy winner, has decided to forgo his final season and make himself eligible for the pro draft. Salaam made the announcement shortly after his team's impressive 41-24 victory over Notre Dame in Monday's Fiesta Bowl. He scored three touchdowns, but was also held to 83 yards rushing in 27 carries, an uncharacteristic 3.1-yards-per-carry average for a running back who led the nation with a average of 186.
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January 3, 1995 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
To the surprise of few, Rashaan Salaam, Colorado's Heisman Trophy winner, has decided to forgo his final season and make himself eligible for the pro draft. Salaam made the announcement shortly after his team's impressive 41-24 victory over Notre Dame in Monday's Fiesta Bowl. He scored three touchdowns, but was also held to 83 yards rushing in 27 carries, an uncharacteristic 3.1-yards-per-carry average for a running back who led the nation with a average of 186.
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December 11, 1994 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Rashaan Salaam was going through a long list of "thank yous" Saturday, he got to Rick Wood and decided a little more was needed. "We've come a long way," he told his high school football coach. The journey was from a Southeast San Diego neighborhood to La Jolla Country Day School to Colorado to New York. From a private school where he was sent against his wishes to a state university that he wasn't sure he wanted to attend. From eight-man football to the Big Eight to the Heisman Trophy.
SPORTS
December 10, 1994 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Colorado running back Rashaan Salaam is the logical favorite to win today's 60th annual Heisman Trophy award. But in a season rich with surprises, who said anything about logic? Think about it. Five of six finalists for the coveted stiff-arming statuette were considered Heisman longshots at season's beginning. Now look at them. --Salaam was the second, maybe third candidate from Colorado.
SPORTS
October 27, 1994 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rashaan Salaam, the front-runner of the moment for the Heisman Trophy, is an unlikely candidate. Consider: As a teen-ager he sometimes spent two hours on a bus to get to a high school that was so small its football team competed in an eight-man division. To get a college scholarship, he and his coach went on a publicity campaign with recruiters and the local press. As a freshman at Colorado, Salaam was so insulted when coaches suggested he redshirt that he openly talked about transferring.
SPORTS
October 21, 1989
Poway 21, Vista 20--Poway (4-3, 2-2) trailed 12-0 at half, but came back to defeat Vista (1-6, 0-4). Avocado Ramona 21, Carlsbad 20--Carlsbad (3-4, 1-2) scored with 31 seconds left on Charlie Grant's six-yard run, but quarterback Jesse Medina's pitch to Grant on the conversion was behind him and recovered by Ramona (5-2, 3-1). Carlsbad's Chris Greene caught four passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns and running back Will Bartch ran for 148 yards in 15 carries.
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December 31, 1994 | Associated Press
Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam, Colorado's junior running back, labeled as "premature" a report by a Denver radio station that he will skip his senior season and make himself available for the NFL draft. "They're just guessing," said Salaam, who plans to announce his intentions on Jan. 6.
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December 11, 1994 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Rashaan Salaam was going through a long list of "thank yous" Saturday, he got to Rick Wood and decided a little more was needed. "We've come a long way," he told his high school football coach. The journey was from a Southeast San Diego neighborhood to La Jolla Country Day School to Colorado to New York. From a private school where he was sent against his wishes to a state university that he wasn't sure he wanted to attend. From eight-man football to the Big Eight to the Heisman Trophy.
SPORTS
December 10, 1994 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Colorado running back Rashaan Salaam is the logical favorite to win today's 60th annual Heisman Trophy award. But in a season rich with surprises, who said anything about logic? Think about it. Five of six finalists for the coveted stiff-arming statuette were considered Heisman longshots at season's beginning. Now look at them. --Salaam was the second, maybe third candidate from Colorado.
SPORTS
October 27, 1994 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rashaan Salaam, the front-runner of the moment for the Heisman Trophy, is an unlikely candidate. Consider: As a teen-ager he sometimes spent two hours on a bus to get to a high school that was so small its football team competed in an eight-man division. To get a college scholarship, he and his coach went on a publicity campaign with recruiters and the local press. As a freshman at Colorado, Salaam was so insulted when coaches suggested he redshirt that he openly talked about transferring.
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November 23, 1992 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rashaan Salaam buckles the chin strap of the gold helmet with the black buffalo each afternoon and moves out of Colorado's Dal Ward Athletic Center, toward the practices on the artificial turf of Folsom Field, toward . . . where? One year after the end of his glorious eight-man football career at La Jolla County Day, Salaam is opening some eyes in the Big Eight. He is a true freshman on a team that, until getting whipped by Nebraska four Saturdays ago, was rated eighth in the nation.
SPORTS
September 23, 1990
In other nonleague games: La Jolla Country Day 42, Imperial 13--Rashaan Salaam rushed for 185 yards in 12 carries and scored all six of La Jolla Country Day's touchdowns. Sean Saadeh completed seven of 15 passes for 147 yards for LJCD (3-0). LJCD led 13-7 at halftime. Imperial dropped to 1-2.
SPORTS
September 20, 1991
Myles Brown scored on a 96-yard interception return and a 42-yard pass from Daniel Sparling to lead La Jolla Country Day over Village Christian of the San Fernando Valley, 41-19. Rashaan Salaam also got involved for LJCD (2-0), rushing 15 times for 97 yards and two touchdowns. Salaam scored a third touchdown on a 81-yard kickoff return. In passing, Sparling was six for 12 for 124 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Village Christian fell to 1-1.
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