Ahmad Rashād is an American sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former professional football player. He was the fourth overall selection of the 1972 NFL Draft, taken by the St. Louis Cardinals. Recruited out of high school as a wide receiver by the Oregon Ducks, he moved to the running back position and was named to the 1971 College Football All-America Team at that position.
After being drafted by the Cardinals, Rashād went back to wide receiver, and played for the Cardinals for two seasons. After being traded to the Buffalo Bills in 1974, and sitting out the 1975 season with a knee injury, he signed with the Seattle Seahawks before the 1976 season, who traded him shortly thereafter to the Minnesota Vikings (1976–1982), where he earned four Pro Bowl selections from 1978 to 1981. Following his retirement from football, Rashād transitioned to television, where he worked as a studio analyst, game reporter, and anchor for several sports, notably hosting the NBA's weekly digest shows NBA Inside Stuff (1990–2004) and NBA Access with Ahmad Rashad (2005–2011).
He has appeared as a fictionalized version of himself as a television sports personality in several films and television shows, and hosted several non-sports related game shows and reality television shows.