Friday, November 20, 2015

1975 Profile: Ahmad Rashad

Wide Receiver
No. 27
"Ahmad was the leading receiver for the Bills last year, catching 36 passes for 433 yards and four touchdowns. He also scored two touchdowns by recovering O.J. Simpson fumbles in the end zone, one against Miami and one against Los Angeles. Ahmad earned United Press International All-Conference second team honors.
He came to the Bills in a trade with the Cardinals for Dennis Shaw in January of 1974. Ahmad's best games were the opener against Oakland with two touchdown grabs, including the game winner in the final minute, and an eight-catch 115-yard performance against New England in Foxboro.
Ahmad caught 59 passes for 909 yards in two years with the Cardinals. 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. The number one draft choice for St. Louis in 1972, he was named to the UPI All-Rookie team.
He was known as Bobby Moore during his collegiate career at Oregon. 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).
Ahmad toured with other NFL players on a USO-sponsored trip through western Pacific military bases last winter. He's an avid tennis player."

-Buffalo Bills 1975 Yearbook

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