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Ahmad Rashad is an Emmy Award-winning sportscaster and the host of NBA TV’s Wednesday night show “All Access with Ahmad.” Rashad has had a distinguished career in broadcasting, including 20 years at NBC Sports, where he was one of the network’s most visible and versatile sportscasters. His duties included serving as host of “Notre Dame Saturday” and “NBC Sports Update”. In 1994, he was named studio pregame host of “The NFL on NBC”, including Super Bowl coverage. From the beginning of NBC’s coverage of the NBA in 1990, Ahmad was a key contributor as a courtside reporter. He served as anchor/host of NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics in 1988, 1992 and 1996.

Prior to his entry into broadcasting, Rashad was one of the great football players of his generation. A two-time All-America and three-time All-Conference selection, he starred for the University of Oregon at both running back and wide receiver from 1969-71. The only player to lead the Pac-8/Pac-10 in scoring from two different positions, Ahmad established 14 Oregon records during his career. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals with the fourth overall pick in the 1972 NFL Draft, and had a brilliant 10-year NFL career with the Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, and Minnesota Vikings.

A cornerstone of Coach Bud Grant’s teams, which won five division championships and the 1976 NFC title, Rashad played in Super XI. He earned 4 Pro Bowl selections, and was Pro Bowl MVP in 1979. Selected to both the Vikings All-Time 25th Anniversary Team and their 40th Anniversary Team, Ahmad finished his playing career ranked 11th on the NFL’s all-time receiving list with 495 receptions.


 

 

 


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