Former University of Colorado star running back Rashaan Salaam's 1994 Heisman trophy is up for auction, SCP Auctions announced Tuesday.
Salaam ran away with 1994 Heisman voting, after becoming just the fourth player in college football history at the time to surpass the 2,000-yard mark in rushing. That same year, he also won the Doak Walker Award given to the nation's top running back, as well as the Walter Camp Award for the best player in college football that season.
The former Buff sold his Heisman Trophy to a sports memorabilia dealer in 2013, who then resold it to its present owner that same year. Accompanying the trophy is a letter from Salaam, acknowledging the sale.
Rashaan Salaam died last year as a result of suicide at the age of 42. After his untimely passing, former CU coach Bill McCartney -- who recruited Salaam -- said, "He was very coachable. He had a happy heart. I loved being around him. He didn't take himself too seriously, and he always credited those around him, especially his offensive line."
The trophy will be part of an exclusive online auction, with bidding to open Monday, January 8th, 2018. It will conclude Saturday, January 20th at www.scpauctions.com. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to CTE research.
Previously auctioned off Heisman Trophies include Larry Kelley's 1936 trophy for $328,100 (1999); O.J. Simpson's 1968 trophy for $255,00 (1999); Bruce P. Smith's 1941 trophy for $395,240 (2005); Charlie White's 1979 trophy for $293,750 (2006); and Paul Hornug's duplicate 1956 trophy for $250,000 in 2000.
SCP Auctions officials expect Salaam's Heisman trophy to sell for more than $300,000.