By Ben Warwick

CBS4 – Rashaan Salaam is a college football Hall of Famer. The National Football Foundation made the announcement Monday.

Salaam was posthumously inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame along with 17 other players and three coaches.

Salaam finished his career at Colorado with 3,469 all-purpose yards, 33 touchdowns, 486 rushing attempts and 38 receptions. He holds the single season rushing record at CU, rushing for 2,055 yards in 1994. His 317 yards against Texas in 1994 stands as the second-most rushing yards in a game in CU history. In 1994, he also set the school record for touchdowns in a season with 24, which still stands today.

Rashaan Salaam (credit: Getty Images)

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Salaam died in December 2016 in a park in Boulder, with a gun and a note next to him. The Boulder County Coroner later confirmed that Salaam took his own life.

Former Bronco Champ Bailey, a defensive back from the University of Georgia from 1996-1998, was also inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Ben Warwick