2009 - Did not see action on the field during the season.
2008 - Competed for a backup role at quarterback, but was never healthy enough to play in a game.
2007 - Switched from the quarterback position to wide receiver during 2007 fall practices, but moved back behind center during the season due to injuries at that position ... Appeared in six games ... Played two games at wide receiver and four at quarterback, with three starts ... Saw his first career action when he lined up as a wide receiver during the opener at Stanford ... Did not play against BYU or Utah ... Saw limited action at receiver against Washington and did not play versus Oregon State or Notre Dame ... Moved back to quarterback during the bye week following the Notre Dame contest (Oct. 6) ... Saw his first game action at quarterback at Arizona (game nine), entering the contest on the second series of the second half ... Led the Bruins to 13 points ... On the afternoon, he completed three of 10 passes for 78 yards, with a long of 42 ... He rushed eight times for 57 yards, including a 20-yard dash ... Made his first start versus Arizona State, becoming the first African-American to start at quarterback for UCLA since Bernard Quarles (Nov. 10, 1979 v. Arizona State) ... Completed 14 of 27 passes for 181 yards with one interception ... His longest completion was 53 yards to Brandon Breazell ... He rushed for 41 yards on 13 attempts ... Against Oregon, he started and played only the first half, missing on all seven passing attempts ... Rushed for minus-six yards on five attempts ... Did not play versus USC ... Started in the Las Vegas Bowl and played only in the first half, carrying four times for 17 yards and throwing one incomplete pass.
2006 - Did not see action in his second season in the program.
2005 - Did not see action in his first season in the program ... Did a fine job running the scout team offense.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered four years in football as a quarterback and safety at Garey HS in Pomona, CA for coach Joey Marianni ... Three-star selection by rivals.com ... Rated No. 11 nationally among dual-threat quarterbacks by rivals.com ... No. 47 player in California by rivals.com ... Three-star selection by scout.com ... In a run-oriented offense, he completed 93 of 200 passes for 1,716 yards and 21 touchdowns ... He ran for 860 yards and 11 touchdowns on 96 carries ... On defense (safety), he made 47 tackles and two interceptions ... Pre-season No. 63 player in CA/NV/HI by SuperPrep ... Pre-season No. 84 player in West by scout.com ... As a junior, he completed 49 of 112 passes for 780 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 310 yards and four scores ... Lettered four seasons in baseball (3B/P) for coach Munsy Estrada ... Also played summer league and American Legion baseball ... Lettered four seasons in basketball for coach Earl Blackman.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Taharqa-Osaar Rasshan ... Born: January 9, 1987 in Fontana, CA ... Parents: Khalif and Victoria Rasshan ... Has three brothers, Rasheed, Ahmad and Imhotep and two sisters, Danielle and Rasheeda ...His uncle, Claudie Minor, played for the Denver Broncos in the 1970's ... His cousin, Tamari Cook, also attended UCLA ... Lists one of his biggest sports thrills as throwing the winning touchdown pass in Bruin ball at the UCLA camp prior to his junior year of high school ... Lists former major league baseball standout Cal Ripken as the famous athlete he admires ...Enjoys watching a lot of baseball on television during his spare time ... Lists becoming a teacher as his career objective ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2005 ... History major.
Passing Yds: 181 vs. Arizona St., 2007
Completions: 14 vs. Arizona St., 2007
Pass Attempts: 27 vs. Arizona State, 2007
Rushing Yards: 57 at Arizona, 2007