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TJ Houshmanzadeh

Touraj Houshmandzadeh, Jr. ( /ˌhʊʃmənˈzɑːdə/ HUUSH-mən-ZAH-də; born September 26, 1977) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon State. Houshmandzadeh is of mixed heritage: his mother is African-American and his father Persian. Houshmandzadeh has also played for the Seattle Seahawks in 2009 and the Baltimore Ravens in 2010. T.J. dropped out of Barstow High School in Barstow, California. He later enrolled at Cerritos College. In his two seasons with the Falcons in 1998 and 1999, he was a two-time First-Team Mission Conference selection at wide receiver and kickoff returner. He wanted to play as running back his freshman year, but believing he was too tall to play running back, he voluntarily moved to wide receiver. He finished his Falcons career with 1,152 receiving yards on 65 receptions. He also had two 103-yard kickoff returns and an 92-yard punt return. Based on his junior college performance, Houshmandzadeh was offered an athletic scholarship at Oregon State University by then head coach Dennis Erickson. Oregon State is where he

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