. Heisman Trophy Busts |

Jan 02 2014

6 Former Heisman Winners Who Flopped in the NFL

Published by at 8:00 am under Editorial

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As we all know, any player who receives the Heisman trophy instantly becomes a part of an extremely elite fraternity—but, without all the hazing that comes along with a normal one in college.

And while the honor goes out to the most outstanding college football player that year, that success doesn’t always translate into a pro career.

So here are the six guys who may have starred in college, but fell a bit flat on their face once they got to the big-time.

6. Rashaan Salaam, Colorado

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Although he has one of the catchiest names in sports history, the former Colorado running back’s pro career didn’t end up as great as he may have thought it would.

Rushing for a school-record 2,055 yards and 24 TDs in 1994, Salaam looked like the prototypical back for a NFL team.

When the Bears took him with the 21st pick, he instantly rushed for over 1,000 yards before battling injuries from there, and, at one point, finding himself in the since defunct XFL.

Rashaan admitted that he struggled smoking weed while in the pros, saying that it made him lazy and unmotivated.





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