- Was named an All-America running back and wide receiver at University of Oregon.
- Changed his name to Ahmad Rashad when he converted to Islam in 1972.
- Was the fourth overall draft pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1972.
- Also played for the Buffalo Bills before becoming a four-time Pro Bowl receiver for the Minnesota Vikings.
- After retiring from the NFL, worked as a broadcaster for NBC, ABC and ESPN, among others.
- Served as host and executive producer for NBC series NBA Inside Stuff, and as host for shows including Real TV, Celebrity Mole and Caesar's Challenge.
- Proposed to his third wife, Phylicia Rashad (then Phylicia Ayers-Allen), on an NBC football pregame show on Thanksgiving Day in 1985; O.J. Simpson was his best man at their wedding.
- Was chosen for the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007.
- Matilda Johnson — Ex-wife
- Ahmad Rashad Jr. — Son
- Sale Johnson Rashad — Wife
- Malyisha — Daughter
- Condola — Daughter
- Billy Bowles — Stepson
- Sean — Son
- Casey Johnson — Stepdaughter
- Deidre Waters — Ex-wife
- Phylicia Rashad — Ex-wife
- Daisy Johnson — Stepdaughter
- Keva — Daughter
- Jamie Johnson — Stepdaughter
- Attended University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States