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by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: L.E. BASKOW - Ahmad Rashad (left) congratulates former Oregon Ducks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli at the Oregon Sports Awards in 2010.Nov. 19, 1949

Ahmad Rashad

(age 64)

The sportscaster is a former University of Oregon and NFL football star. Known as Bobby Moore during his days with the Ducks, Rashad played receiver and running back while in Eugene, teaming with QB Dan Fouts and others and earning All-American status in 1971.

In 2007, Rashad was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

He was a four-time Pro Bowler in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings, catching 495 passes for 6,831 yards and 44 touchdowns. He was named one of the all-time 50 greatest Vikes.

Rashad has severed several times as host of the annual Oregon Sports Awards at Nike's world headquarters near Beaverton.