NFF to honor Rashaan Salaam’s College Football Hall of Fame election during CU-UCLA game

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The late Rashaan Salaam will be honored by the National Football Foundation (NFF) with an On-Campus Salute during Saturday’s Colorado-UCLA game at Folsom Field in recognition of his election to the 2022 College Football Hall of Fame class.

The ceremony will take place between the first and second quarters. Salaam’s mother, Khalada Salaam-Alaji, and his brother, Kabali, will receive a replicative plaque of the one that will be placed in the hall of fame.

Colorado’s 10th half of fame electee and the rest of the 2022 class will be officially inducted into the hall of fame during the 64th NFF Annual Awards Dinner in Las Vegas on Dec. 6.

“Rashaan Salaam was a legendary running back at Colorado, and he put together a sensational 1994 season when he won the Heisman Trophy,” NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell, a CU alum, said in a press release. “He is truly missed. We are thrilled to pay tribute to his legacy at Folsom Field.”

According to the NFF, the On-Campus Salute tradition began in 1951 with the inaugural College Football HOF class.

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