- Ahmad Rashād
birthdate=birth date and age|1949|11|19
* St. Louis Cardinals (1972–1973)
Pro Bowlselection (1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
All-Proselection (1974, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
Pro Bowl MVP
Ahmad Rashād (born Robert Earl Moore
November 19, 1949in Portland, Oregon) is an Emmyaward-winning sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former professional football player. An All-American running backand wide receiverfrom Oregon known as Bobby Moore, Rashad was the fourth overall pick in the 1972 NFL Draft, selected by the St. Louis Cardinals. He was the first skill-position player taken, following three lineman.
He was converted back to
wide receiverwhile with the Cardinals, where he played for two seasons. He then played for the Buffalo Bills(1974–1976), Seattle Seahawks(1976), and most notably, Minnesota Vikings(1976–1982), where he earned four Pro Bowlselections from 1978–1981.
He graduated from
Mount Tahoma High Schoolin Tacoma, Washington, in 1967 and accepted a football scholarship to the University of Oregon.
Conversion and football career
In 1972, he converted to Islam and changed his name to Rashād, which means "Admirable One Led To Truth". His last name comes from his mentor in St. Louis
Rashad Khalifa. There are at least three players in the NFL that were named after him, Ahman Rashad Green, running backfor the Houston Texans, Ahmad Rashad Merritt, wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, and Ahmard Rashad Hall, fullback for the Tennessee Titans. Orlando MagicNBA basketball player Rashard Lewiswas also named after Rashad.
He eventually graduated from the
University of Oregon, where he played wide receiveras a sophomore in 1969; then was a two-time All-American at running back, playing with quarterback Dan Fouts. Rashād was named to the College Football Hall of Fameon May 9, 2007. [ [http://www.collegefootball.org/famersearch.php?id=90134 College Football Hall of Fame ] ] . Also where he pledged Omega Psi Phifraternity Inc.
During his pro football career, Rashad caught 495 passes for 6831 yards and 44 touchdowns, while also rushing for 52 yards. However, one catch stands out in his career. In a December 1980 game vs. the
Cleveland Browns, Vikings quarterback Tommy Kramerthrew a Hail Mary passto Rashad that resulted in a come from behind 28-23 victory and a Central Division Title for the Vikings. This was known as the Miracle Catch. Rashad also has the distinction of the longest play from scrimmage that didn't score a touchdown: 98 yards in a 1972 game against the Rams.
Broadcasting and Television career
name = Ahmad Rashād
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birthname = Robert Earl Moore
birthdate = birth date and age|1949|11|19
location = Portland,
spouse = Deidre Waters (1969–1971)
Matilda Johnson (1976–1979)
Sale Johnson (2007–present)
tonyawards = After his football career, he covered NFL and NBA televised contests as a studio anchor and game reporter for NBC and ABC, as well as hosting "
NBA Inside Stuff". He also has hosted the video-clip show " Real TV," the reality show " Celebrity Mole," the game show" Caesar's Challenge" along with co-host Dan Doherty, and " NBA Access with Ahmad Rashad" on the ABC network. Rashad has also guest starred on several tv shows, mainly ones that starred his then wife Phylicia.
Rashād has been married four times and divorced three. In 1969 he married his first wife Deidre Waters. They had a daughter Keva, born in 1970. In 1976, he married his second wife Matilda Johnson. They had two children, daughter Mayisha (born in 1976) and son Ahmad Jr. (born in 1978). They divorced in 1979.
In 1985, Rashād married Phylicia Ayers-Allen. It was a third marriage for both. She adopted his adopted surname upon their marriage. Out of this marriage, he gained a stepson Billy Bowles (born 1973). After a year of marriage, Ahmad and Phylicia welcomed a daughter, Condola Phylea Rashād (named after his mother). After nearly sixteen years of marriage, Ahmad and Phylicia Rashād were divorced in 2001. Ahmad Rashad recently wed his fourth wife Sale Johnson in 2007, the ex-wife of
Johnson & Johnsonbillionaire Woody Johnson. He has gained a stepdaughter from this marriage. [ [http://www.mediatakeout.com/19631/hes_rich_beeyotch_ahmad_rashad_marries_billionaire_socialite.html He's Rich BEEYOTCH!! Ahmad Rashad Marries Billionaire Socialite - MediaTakeOut.com 2008 ] ]
*imdb name|id=0711116|name=Ahmad Rashad
* [http://www.nba.com/inside_stuff/ahmad_bio.html Ahmad Rashad, Executive Producer, NBA Inside Stuff]
* [http://www.collegefootball.org/famersearch.php?id=90134 College Football Hall of Fame] - 2007 - Ahmad Rashad - (Bobby Moore)
* [http://www.profootballhof.com/history/general/draft/1972.jsp 1972 NFL Draft] - from the Pro Football Hall of Fame
* [http://www.tvacres.com/broad_marriages.htm TV acres.com] - 1985 marriage
* [http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/R/RashAh00.htm NFL Stats] - Career NFL Statistics
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