Touraj (TJ) Houshmandzadeh (Sept 26, 1977) is a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks. He is African-American and Iranian. The name Houshmandzadeh (in Persian characters ﻫﻮﺸﻤﻨﺪﺰﺍﺪﻩ) is a compound name meaning the "son (ﺰﺍﺪﻩ) of wisdom (ﻫﻮﺸﻤﻨﺪ)". He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft.
Houshmandzadeh dropped out of Barstow High School in Barstow, California, but later earned his GED. After receiving his GED, Houshmandzadeh enrolled at Cerritos College.
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 and current Bengals wide receiver Chad Ocho Cinco first met as Beaver teammates.
Houshmandzadeh was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round (204th overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft.
He's been called one of the NFL's most underrated players by many pundits.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh was signed by the Seattle Seahawks on March 2, 2009 for five years and $40 million dollars with $15 million guaranteed.
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