Birthplace: Newark, NJ
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Track and Field, Football
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Hurdles
Renaldo Nehemiah held the world record for 110m hurdles for just over ten years, spanning 1979-89. He additionally set world records for 55m and 60m hurdles. The US boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, so what would have been certain gold there turned into a mediocre football career. Nehemiah did win four times on ABC's popular program The Superstars, in 1981, 82, 83, and 86. After football he regained amateur status for track and field, but by then he was no longer competitive. He now acts as an agent for other athletes, through Octagon Sports Marketing.
High School: Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, Scotch Plains, NJ (1977)
University: University of Maryland College Park (1981)
Octagon Sports Marketing Dir. of Track and Field
Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1999
SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
San Francisco 49ers WR (1982-84)
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