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Charlotte Touchdown Club award gets it right

Charlotte Touchdown Club award gets it right

#AFAN (Air Force/Army/Navy) stories: My series is about more than academy football players. These stories are about future officers selflessly committed to serving their country during a seemingly endless war on terrorism. There are only 0.5 percent Americans making up the...

ESPN documentary tonight on Rashaan Salaam

ESPN documentary tonight on Rashaan Salaam

Below are are links to ESPN's E:60 teaser for documentary on Rashaan Salaam and links to two stories I posted on Rashaan Salaam after the 1994 Heisman Trophy winner took his life in Dec. 5, 2016. Lower on the page are Salaam's 1994 season game-by-game results and more links to...

Salaam honored with retired number ceremony

Salaam honored with retired number ceremony

"It means a great deal to the program. Getting to know Rashaan a little bit the last couple years when he was here was good. I just remember his smile. He always had a great smile on his face. He was always really pleasant to talk to. All the guys that played with him and all the...

My Rashaan Salaam 2003 comeback story

My Rashaan Salaam 2003 comeback story

Note: My Union-Tribune story from March 25, 2003 during Rashaan Salaam’s comeback. By Tom Shanahan, Staff Writer BOCA RATON, Fla. – Rashaan Salaam is discussing the mistakes he made in the NFL, and his hopes for a comeback at age 28. As he drives his Land Rover to a...

My Rashaan Salaam rookie year story

My Rashaan Salaam rookie year story

Note: My San Diego Union-Tribune story from Sept. 22, 1995 at the start of Rashaan Salaam’s rookie year.By Tom Shanahan, Staff WriterCHICAGO – Rashaan Salaam drives to work past mansions in suburban Lake Forest along the Lake Michigan shore.  He takes a narrow road, leading...

Rashaan Salaam struggled with NFL career

Rashaan Salaam struggled with NFL career

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...

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

My first-person story with Rashaan Salaam reflecting on 20th anniversary of his Heisman Trophy seasaon* * *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...

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...