Rashaan Salaam’s Heisman Trophy auction to benefit CTE research

Update: It sold for $399,608 after 24 bids.

SCP Auctions will auction a Heisman Trophy next month and all net proceeds from the sale will be donated to CTE research.

It’s the 1994 Heisman awarded to the late Colorado Buffaloes and Chicago Bears star Rashaan Salaam, who died last year at age 42.

Three years ago, Salaam sold his award for being college football’s top player to Tyler Tysdal, a collector based in Denver, and Tysdal is donating the money to the National Institutes of Health to help fight Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

“A gifted football player won this trophy. We wanted to honor him by utilizing it to benefit other players who need help,” Tysdal said. “It’s our hope that people will be inspired to donate to CTE research so we can identify and treat those athletes already suffering from brain injuries and prevent these injuries in the future.”

The auction will open on Jan. 8 and run until Jan. 20. It’s expected to reach six figures. For more on the auction, visit SCP Auctions here.

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