January 8, 2001
Under the "Iranian of the Day" index, I noticed the picture
Houshmandzadeh who happens to be a wide receiver for the Oregon State University
Beavers varsity football team. This guys is supposedly an African-American-Iranian,
but there is no information on his name, his family background, his ethnicity,
his parents ethnicity (his mother has an American name) and whether he
I have been debating with some of my friends on whether he really is
Iranian or not. My friends say his picture shows no characteristics of
an individual who is even partially-Iranian looking. Perhaps, he was a
Black American who had a step-dad who was Iranian, and that's how he got
his name. Or maybe one of the nurses in the hospital where he was born
made a mistake in the delivery room and sent his mother the wrong baby.
I personally think maybe his father or grandfather was Iranian, or part-Iranian,
because he must have gotten that name from somewhere. Does anyone have
any other information about this dude?