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.

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Former Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam dies at 42

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Rashaan Salaam, the winner of the Heisman Trophy as the top college football player in the country back in 1994, died on Monday and was found in a park in Boulder, Colo. He was 42.

The former Colorado Buffaloes star rushed for 2,055 yards and 24 touchdowns in his final college season before playing four years in the NFL. The Chicago Bears took him with the 21st pick in the 1995 NFL Draft and as a rookie he rushed for 1,074 yards and 10 touchdowns. He added just 610 yards and three scores the remainder of his career, which ended as a member of the Cleveland Browns in 1999.

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