Ahmad Rashad is an American former footballer and a sportscaster who was born on November 19, 1949, in Portland, Oregon. His birth name was Robert Earl Moore Jr. he was the fourth overall selection of the 1972 NFL Draft which was taken by the St. Louis Cardinals.
He is the son of Condola Moore (his mother) and Robert Earl Moore (his father). He has a brother, Denis Moore who has focused his career on helping companies like Procter & Gamble, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, etc. to innovate through technology.
Rashad's net worth is estimated at over $8 million in 2020 which he mostly earned through his playing career. Currently, he works as a sportscaster at NBC Sports and earns about $1 million annually. He is one of the highest-paid former athletes in sports media and even hosted “NBA Inside Stuff” for 16 seasons.
In addition, Ahmad was also a panelist on the Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” for around a year in 2013. He has been earning well through his broadcasting career lately.
Talking about his personal life, he is currently single but had the most number of marriages over the years. He had a girlfriend named Deidre Waters. Firstly, he met Deidre Waters and started to have an affair with her. After having an affair for several years finally, he got married to Deidre in 1969.
Together they have two beautiful children: a daughter whose name is Keva and a son whose name is Sean. He then got married to Matilda Johnson in 1976 as his second wife. They had altogether two children: a son, Ahmad Jr., and a daughter, Maiyisha. They divorced in 1979.
He then met Phylicia Ayers-Allen, who is an American singer, actress, and stage director. He proposed on national television during the show of NBC's broadcast and got married to her in 1985. It was his third marriage for both. They together had a daughter whose name is Condola FeliciaRashad. They divorced in 2001 after living for about 16 years.
His fourth marital relationship was with Sale Johnson who is an ex-wife of Woody Johnson, co-owner of Johnson & Johnson, and the owner of New York Jets.
He had three stepdaughters named Casey Johnson, Jamie Johnson, and Daisy Johnson. They also adopted Ava Monroe, the granddaughter of Sale Johnson, and then divorced in 2013. He remarried Ana Luz Rodriguez-Paz, who is a psychologist in South Florida in 2016.
He stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 205 pounds. Rashad is a man with multiple talents. Behind his playing career, he has also hosted many popular shows. Ahmad Rashad, the sportscaster, and former professional footballer is at the age of 71 now.
He has played high school football in Tacoma, Washington, and graduated from Mount Tahoma High school. He accepted an athletic scholarship to the University of Oregon in Eugene. He has also played football for the ducks under the coaching of Jerry Frei who is a footballer and the head coach of the University of Oregon and became a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
He has played as a wide receiver and was then moved to running back during his second year where he was a 1971 All-American. He was titled as the college hall of fame on May 9, 2007. He was the fourth player selected by St. Louis Cardinals in the 1972 NFL Draft and made the UPI all-rookie team in 1972.
Rashad caught 495 passes for 6,831 yards and 44 touchdowns and also rushed for 52 yards during his pro football career. He had the standout catch of his career in a December 1980 game which was against the Cleveland browns. He covered NFL, NBA, MLB televised contests as a studio anchor and game reporter for NBC and ABC. He has hosted NBA inside Stuff for 16 seasons and also hosted the video-clip show Real TV, the reality shows Celebrity Mole, the game show Caesars Challenge and NBA Access with Ahmad Rashad.