Tuesday, August 11, 2015

1974 Profile: Ahmad Rashad

Wide Receiver
No. 83
"Rashad was acquired from St. Louis in the trade that sent Dennis Shaw to the Cardinals on January 28. An outstanding receiver in two seasons with the Redbirds, he caught 59 passes for 909 yards and six touchdowns during the 1972 and '73 campaigns. Ahmad set a Cardinal record with 29 pass receptions as a rookie, most for a first-year player since the franchise moved to St. Louis. He teamed with Jim Hart for an NFL record 98-yard pass against Los Angeles in 1972- the longest non-scoring scrimmage play in league history.
Ahmad wears glasses on the field and is blessed with tremendous speed and quickness. He was known as Bobby Moore during his collegiate career at Oregon. The Cardinals' top draft choice in 1972, he was named to the UPI All-Rookie team.
A receiver as a sophomore and a tailback in his final two seasons at Oregon, he rushed for 1,211 yards as a senior, eighth best in the nation, and was a consensus All-America selection. He set 14 Oregon records including most touchdowns (36) and points (226)."

-Buffalo Bills 1974 Yearbook

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