1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead Monday night in a Boulder, Colorado, park. Salaam, 42, was also a former running back for Colorado University and Chicago Bears player.
According to Colorado University, there were no signs of foul play at the scene.
Salaam announced his decision to turn pro after CU’s Fiesta Bowl win and was a first-round draft pick for the Bears. He played three seasons for the Bears, winning NFC Rookie of the Year in 1995, when he ran for 1,074 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He ended his run with the Bears with 1,682 yards rushing, 120 yards receiving and 14 touchdowns. Salaam also played briefly with Cleveland and Green Bay in 1999, but knee and ankle injuries hampered him for much of his professional career.
Salaam was inducted into Colorado University’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012, and was on the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame for the first time in 2014.