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Husain Abdullah

Husain Abdullah
Abdullah intercepting a ball, 2008
No. 39     Kansas City Chiefs
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-07-27) July 27, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Pomona (CA)
College: Washington State
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2008 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013

Husain Ibn Muhammed Abdullah (born July 27, 1985) is an American football safety for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Washington State. He is the younger brother of former Arizona Cardinals' safety Hamza Abdullah.

High school

Abdullah attended Pomona High School [1] and was most well known for his athletics. In high school, Abdullah received many honorable awards as he represented his school football team as captain. Abdullah is a defensive back and also is a contributor to the special teams unit as a kick returner. During Abdullah's sophomore year, he was awarded the team's Defensive MVP and was nominated as Rookie of the Year. During his junior year, Abdullah won the All-Inland Valley award and as a senior, Abdullah stood as the number 9 ranked safety in the west coast.

NFL career

Abdullah was an undrafted rookie who later signed with the Minnesota Vikings. He served as a backup from 2008 to 2009. Before the 2010 season he was named the starting strong safety, the competition in the offseason and preseason was thought to be between Tyrell Johnson and Jamarca Sanford, but Abdullah won the job. During the 2011 season, Abdullah became the starting free safety.

Personal information

Abdullah is the son to Yusuf and Sa'eeda Johnwell.[2] He lived in a very large family, one of twelve children. As a practicing Muslim, Abdullah observes fasting in Ramadan—even during the football season.[3] He sat out the 2012-2013 season to make a Hajj, a required Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.

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