Rashard Mendenhall to retire

Rashard Mendenhall to retire

Rashard Mendenhall has decided to retire after six seasons as an NFL running back.

NFL: Arizona 17, Seattle 10

SEATTLE, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Michael Floyd hauled in a 31-yard touchdown pass with 2:13 left Sunday and Arizona broke Seattle's 14-game home winning streak with a 17-10 win.

NFL: Arizona 37, Tennessee 34 (OT)

NASHVILLE, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Jay Feely made a 41-yard field goal in overtime Sunday and the Arizona Cardinals escaped with a 37-34 win over Tennessee after blowing a late lead.

NFL: Arizona 30, St. Louis 10

GLENDALE, Ariz., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Carson Palmer threw for 269 yards and hit Larry Fitzgerald for a score Sunday, staking the Arizona Cardinals to a 30-10 victory over St. Louis.

NFL: Arizona 22, Carolina 6

GLENDALE, Ariz., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Linebacker Daryl Washington recorded nine tackles, two sacks and an interception Sunday, sparking the Arizona Cardinals' 22-6 win over Carolina.

NFL: Arizona 25, Detroit 21

GLENDALE, Ariz., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Rashard Mendenhall scored on a touchdown plunge following a key late penalty Sunday, elevating the Arizona Cardinals over Detroit 25-21.

NFL: Arizona 12, Dallas 7

GLENDALE, Ariz., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Jay Feely booted four field goals Saturday, carrying the Arizona Cardinals to a 12-7 pre-season win over Dallas.

Mendenhall signs deal with Cardinals

PHOENIX, March 13 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has signed as a free agent with the Arizona Cardinals, the team announced Wednesday.
Pittsburgh suspends Mendenhall 1 game

Pittsburgh suspends Mendenhall 1 game

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall was suspended for one game for conduct detrimental to the team, the NFL club said Tuesday.

NFL: Pittsburgh 16, Philadelphia 14

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Shaun Suisham's 34-yard field goal with no time left on the clock Sunday boosted the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 16-14 victory over Philadelphia.
Mendenhall placed on IR, to miss playoffs

Mendenhall placed on IR, to miss playoffs

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh running back Rashard Mendenhall, who has a knee injury, was placed on the injured reserve list Tuesday, the Steelers said.

Steelers' Mendenhall out with knee injury

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has a torn knee ligament and will be lost for the playoffs, the team confirmed Monday.

NFL: Pittsburgh 13, Cleveland 9

CLEVELAND, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Isaac Redman provided the go-ahead score with a 7-yard scoring run in the third quarter Sunday and the playoff-bound Pittsburgh Steelers topped Cleveland 13-9.

NFL: Pittsburgh 27, St. Louis 0

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Rashard Mendenhall rambled for 116 yards and a score Saturday, boosting the playoff-bound Pittsburgh Steelers to a 27-0 whitewash of St. Louis.

NFL: Pittsburgh 35, Cincinnati 7

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Ben Roethlisberger set a franchise completions record and tossed a pair of touchdown passes Sunday in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 35-7 win over Cincinnati.
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Rashard Mendenhall
Illinois' Rashard Mendenhall (5) is persued by USC's Brian Cushing (10 and Cary Harris (7) in the first quarter of the 94th Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, California on January 1, 2008. (UPI Photo/ Scott Harms)

Rashard Jamal Mendenhall (born June 19, 1987) is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Steelers 23rd overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Illinois.

Mendenhall attended Niles West High School and Lincoln Jr. High School in Skokie, Illinois . As a five-star prospect, he was also rated the No. 1 recruit in the state of Illinois by Scout.com. He recorded 1,300 yards and 21 touchdowns as a sophomore. As a junior, he rushed for 1,832 yards and 19 touchdowns, while averaging 11.6 yards per carry. In his last year, he averaged 9.1 yards per carry, rushing for 1,453 yards on 160 attempts and 14 touchdowns. Following his high school career, Mendenhall played in the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Mendenhall played for the University of Illinois football team. His first season was in 2005, during which he rushed for 218 yards on 48 carries, adding 82 yards receiving and two touchdowns. In 2006, Mendenhall nearly tripled his rushing total, gaining 640 yards and scoring five touchdowns. He added 164 yards receiving and a touchdown, with 12 receptions. Throughout his final season with the Illini, Mendenhall rushed for a then school record 1,681 yards and 17 touchdowns. Throughout the 13 game season, he also had 318 yards receiving and two touchdowns on 34 receptions. He majored in sports management.

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