Rashaam Salaam's Heisman Trophy Sells For A Record Amount

Published January 22, 2018 at 12:50

"The 1994 college football season belonged to running back Rashaam Salaam of the University of Colorado. After rushing for 2,055 yards and 24 touchdowns, Salaam won the Heisman Trophy before being selected 21st overall by the Chicago Bears at the 1995 NFL.
Salaam's NFL career only lasted 33 games after he rushed for 1074 yards and 10 touchdowns in his rookie season. Unfortunately, Salaam was found dead in a Boulder, CO park in December of 2016 and his death was ruled a suicide. He was only 42.
Over the weekend, Salaam's 1995 Heisman Trophy was auctioned off and according to ESPN, it sold for a record $399, 608. The online auction was held by SCP Auctions of California and the funds will go directly to CTE research.
The previous record was Bruce P. Smith's 1941 trophy that sold for $395, 240. Some other notable Heisman Trophies that went for big bucks in recent years include O.J. Simpson's 1968 award ($255,000 in 1999); Charles White's 1979 award ($184,000 in 2000); and Paul Hornung's 1956 award ($250,000 in 2000)."

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