Six Former Heisman Trophy Winners Who Flopped in the NFL

6. Rashaan Salaam, Colorado


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 with drugs while in the pros, saying that it made him lazy and unmotivated.

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