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Rashaan Salaam’s death ruled a suicide


An autopsy has ruled the death of former Colorado star running back and 1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam a suicide, according to ESPN.com. Salaam’s body was found in a parking garage earlier this month in Boulder, Colorado.

He was just 42 years old.

According to the Boulder County Coroner’s Office, the autopsy showed Salaam died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

Salaam was inducted to the Colorado University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012 and appeared on the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame for the first time in 2014.

During his time with the Buffaloes, Salaam recorded 3,469 yards from scrimmage and 33 total touchdowns. He went on to become the No. 21 overall selection in the 1995 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.

On Thursday night, Colorado takes the field against Oklahoma State in the Alamo Bowl on ESPN.

The Buffaloes will honor Salaam with a special helmet decal during the game.

Kickoff between the No. 11 Buffaloes and No. 13 Cowboys is set for 9 p.m. ET.

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