Ahmad Rashād Biography
Ahmad Rashād (Robert Earl “Bobby” Moore) is an American sportscaster. He is also a former professional football player. He played high school football in Tacoma, Washington. He graduated from Mount Tahoma High School. He later went to the University of Oregon in Eugene. He played football for the Ducks under head coach Jerry Frei.
He became a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. In November 1970 He was charged with felony theft. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge, a misdemeanor, in early 1971. He converted from Pentecostalism to Islam in the year 1972.
In 1973, he legally changed his name to Ahmad Rashād. He was the fourth overall selection of the 1972 NFL Draft, taken by the St. Louis Cardinals. He played wide receiver and wingback as a sophomore at Oregon in 1969. In 1971, he moved to running back.
Ahmad Rashād was an All-American in the same backfield with quarterback Dan Fouts.On 9th May, 2007, he was named to the College Football Hall of Fame. He played, for two seasons, for the Cardinals. He also played for the Buffalo Bills in 1974. He however, missed the 1975 season after a knee injury in the final pre-season game.
After signing as a free agent, he was in the training camp of the expansion Seattle Seahawks. Ahmad Rashād was then traded to the Minnesota Vikings days before the start of the 1976 regular season. He played forthe Minnesota Vikings for six years (1976–1982). He earned four Pro Bowl selections from 1978 to 1981 while playing for the team.
The Vikings made it back to the Super Bowl that season, their last appearance through 2018. His professional football career made him a great star. He caught 495 passes for 6,831 yards and 44 touchdowns, while also rushing for 52 yards. His most breathtaking catch of his career happened in a game against the Cleveland Browns. That was towards the end of 1980 .
Vikings quarterback Tommy Kramer threw a Hail Mary pass to Rashād that resulted in a come-from-behind 28-23 victory. They also won a Central Division title for the Vikings. This became known as “The Miracle at the Met”, or, alternatively, “The Miracle Catch”.
After retiring from his football career, he became a reknown sportscaster. He covered NFL, NBA, and MLB televised contests as a studio anchor. He was also a game reporter for NBC and ABC, as well as hosting NBA Inside Stuff for 16 seasons. Among the shows he has hosted include: the video-clip show Real TV in 2000, the reality show Celebrity Mole, the game show Caesars Challenge and NBA Access. He has also guest starred on several TV shows.
Ahmad Rashād Age
Ahmad Rashād was born in Portland, Oregon. He was born on 19th November, 1949. He is 49 years old as of 2018.
Ahmad Rashād Net Worth
Ahmad Rashād has made sports a part of himself. A retired football player turned a sportscaster. For the many years he has been in the gaming industry he has definitely made a great fortune. He has an approximated net worth of $8 million.
Ahmad Rashād Children
Ahmad Rashād is the father of many children. He has Nine children. His six biological kids and three ste kids. He also has an adopted grand daughter. From his first wife Deidre Waters, he has two kids. His daughter, Keva, born in 1970 and his son, Sean, born in 1970.
He also has two kids from his second marriage with Matilda Johnson. They have a daughter Maiyisha (born in 1976) and son Ahmad Jr. (born in 1978). He has a stepson Billy Bowles (born 1973). After a year of marriage with actresses, Phylicia, he got a daughter, Condola Phylea Rashād.
Ahmad Rashād also has three step daughters: Casey Johnson (1977–2010), Jamie Johnson (b. 1982) and Daisy Johnson (b. 1987). He also adopted Sale Johnson’s granddaughter, Ava-Monroe (born August 14, 2006)
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Ahmad Rashād has been married five times. He has divorced four times. This, for any man is not a walk in the park. The divorce process can be energy taking. It also takes a man steps behind from where he currently stands. He married his first wife Deidre Waters in the year 1969. Few years into their marriage the couple parted ways. They had two children.
Ahmad Rashād married his second wife, Matilda Johnson in the year 1976. Three years later, the proverbial boat of marriage hit the rock. Circumstances surrounding their separation are not yet known. From their marriage, they had two children.
Ahmad Rashād married his third wife, actress Phylicia Ayers-Allen, in the year 1985. Phylicia, was known for her work on Cosby Show. He proposed to her on national television earlier 1985. This was during the pregame show of NBC’s broadcast of the Thanksgiving Day football game, between the Detroit Lions and the New York Jets. Their union seemed unseparable and surely for a long period of time it was. Sixteen years down the line, the cake turned sour. They officially divorced in 2001.
Six years later, he married his fourth wife, Sale Johnson. Their union, like the rest of others, did not last long too. They divorved in 2013 after six years.
Ahmad Rashād is currently married to his Fifth wife Ana Luz Rodriguez-Paz. She is a psychologist in South Florida. The couple tied the knot in 2016. We hope that this becomes the last time Rashad is married.