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2001 Football Roster

Muhammad Rashada

Class: So.
Position: DB
Height: 5-11
Weight: 168 pounds
Previous School: Richmond Academy
Hometown: Augusta, GA

Noteworthy: Was a big surprise on the kickoff return team and grew to become a very solid defender ... Came out of spring drills listed No. 1 at right corner ... Sat out the 1999 season due to NCAA academic guidelines ... Brings great athleticism to the secondary ... Has good speed and quickness ... Was regarded as one of the fastest kids coming out of Augusta ... Runs a 4.4 40 ... Moves well and possesses good hands.

2000: Played in all 11 games ... Collected 17 total tackles on the year, including a personal best five at Connecticut ... Also had a 59-yard interception return against the Huskies ... Registered three tackles at Florida and two each against Maryland, UAB and Louisiana-Lafayette ... Also had a tackle for loss and a pass deflection on the season ... Took over duties as one of the Blue Raiders' kickoff return men against Mississippi State and responded with five returns for 136 yards (equalled third most ever in a single game by a Blue Raider) ... Longest return of the year was 36 yards against Mississippi State and South Florida ... Averaged 23.8 yards a return to lead the Blue Raiders and would have been tied for 25th nationally if he had enough attempts to qualify.

High School: Lettered four years in football, three years in basketball and three years in baseball for Richmond Academy ... Named All-State, All-Area and All-Metro in football, while gaining All-Metro honors in basketball ... Tallied 42 receptions for 920 yards as a senior, while also registering 10 interceptions to lead the area ... Played football for coach Jim Turner.

Personal: Parents: Joseph and Deborah Rashada ... Born: 10-4-80 ... Major: Management.