Ameer Abdullah was born on June 13,1993 and is an American football running back for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League.
67 Facts About Ameer Abdullah
Ameer Abdullah was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
In 2013, Abdullah rushed for 1,690 yards, fourth most for a single season in University of Nebraska history.
Ameer Abdullah decided not to enter the NFL Draft at the end of his junior year, but instead to return for his senior season.
Ameer Abdullah was considered a contender for the 2014 Heisman Trophy.
Ameer Abdullah was the 2010 South region player of the year.
Ameer Abdullah competed in the long jump; he had a career-best leap of 6.60 meters.
Ameer Abdullah was offered football scholarships from several schools, but schools such as Alabama and Auburn wanted him to play cornerback, while he wanted to be a running back.
Ameer Abdullah was one of six true freshman to play for Nebraska in the 2011 season.
Ameer Abdullah had 211 kickoff return yards including a 100-yard touchdown return.
Ameer Abdullah's best running total was 36 yards and his longest run was 24 yards, both against the Wyoming Cowboys.
Ameer Abdullah's first start was against UCLA and he rushed for 119 yards with two touchdowns.
Ameer Abdullah's longest run was for 45 yards against Arkansas State in a 167-yard and two-touchdown performance.
Ameer Abdullah had 252 all-purpose yards against Wisconsin, which included five kickoffs totaling 142 yards, 10 rushes for 70 yards, and 22 yards receiving.
Ameer Abdullah rushed for over 100 yards in 11 of 13 games.
Ameer Abdullah achieved a career-high rushing against Illinois of 225 yards.
Ameer Abdullah followed that up with 126 rushing yards and a touchdown in the game against Purdue.
Ameer Abdullah had 232 yards in pass receptions and averaged 154.9 all-purpose yards per game, which ranked him second in the Big Ten.
Ameer Abdullah was placed on the All-Big Ten first-team by both the conference's coaches and media.
Ameer Abdullah was a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award.
Ameer Abdullah finished the season with 122 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown victory over Georgia in the Gator Bowl.
Ameer Abdullah has great balance, vision to find holes and the patience to wait for his blockers to those open holes.
In early September 2014, Nebraska sent out AA batteries to members of the sports news media and created a website for Ameer Abdullah to promote his Heisman campaign.
In December 2014, Ameer Abdullah received the Senior CLASS Award for the most outstanding senior college football player in Division I based on classroom performance, community contributions, personal character, and athletic achievements.
Ameer Abdullah's longest run was 47 yards for a touchdown.
Ameer Abdullah caught 3 passes for 96 yards and his 58-yard run after his last catch with 20 seconds left in the game put Nebraska up by a touchdown and was the game-winning score.
Ameer Abdullah's 35 carries were a career-high and his last touchdown sealed the win.
Ameer Abdullah's longest run was 26 yards and he caught one pass for three yards and a touchdown.
Ameer Abdullah had 313 all-purpose yards, which broke Nebraska's 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers's record of 5,586 career all-purpose yards.
On September 22,2014, Ameer Abdullah was Big Ten co-offensive player for week four, sharing honors with Melvin Gordon.
Ameer Abdullah's longest run was for 28 yards and he had four runs of 20 yards or more before halftime.
On September 29,2014, Ameer Abdullah was named Big Ten player offensive player of the week.
Ameer Abdullah was held to 39 yards at halftime, but rushed for 107 yards in the second half including a 50-yard rush at the beginning of the fourth quarter that set up his third touchdown.
Ameer Abdullah caught two passes for 26 yards and he returned two kickoffs for 90 yards.
On Monday, October 27, Ameer Abdullah was named Big 10 offensive player of the week for the fourth time in the 2014 season.
Ameer Abdullah named to the Paul Hornung Award honor roll for the third time during the 2014 season.
Ameer Abdullah was named Week 9 player of the week by Athlon Sports.
Pelini told reporters after the game that Ameer Abdullah had suffered a "mild" MCL sprain and bruise when he tried to recover a fumbled snap by the quarter back on a fourth down at the Purdue one-yard line.
Ameer Abdullah was drafted in the second round with the 54th overall pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Ameer Abdullah was the fourth running back to be selected that year.
Ameer Abdullah began his rookie season as the Detroit Lions' third running back on their depth chart behind veterans Joique Bell and Theo Riddick.
Ameer Abdullah made his professional regular season debut in the Lion's season opener against the San Diego Chargers, finishing with seven carries for 50 rushing yards and four catches for 44 receiving yards.
Ameer Abdullah caught his first career touchdown reception on a 16-yard pass from Matt Stafford.
Ameer Abdullah remained the starting running back for the rest of the season.
On December 21,2015, Ameer Abdullah had nine carries for a season-high 77 rushing yards and scored his second rushing touchdown of the season against the New Orleans Saints.
Ameer Abdullah finished his rookie season with a total of 143 carries, 597 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 25 receptions, 183 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown while starting nine games and playing in all 16 games.
Ameer Abdullah was awarded the Lions 2015 Rookie of the Year Award by members of Detroit Sports Media.
Ameer Abdullah began his second season as the Detroit Lions' starting running back for the beginning of the regular season.
Ameer Abdullah had torn a ligament in his left foot and missed the remainder of the season.
On September 21,2016, the Detroit Lions placed Ameer Abdullah on injured reserve.
Ameer Abdullah entered the 2018 season second on the depth chart behind veteran LeGarrette Blount.
Ameer Abdullah was quickly passed by rookie Kerryon Johnson as the starter.
Ameer Abdullah played in three games primarily on special teams before ultimately being waived by the team on November 6,2018.
On November 7,2018, Ameer Abdullah was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Vikings.
On March 18,2019, Ameer Abdullah was re-signed by the Vikings.
On March 27,2020, Ameer Abdullah was re-signed by the Vikings.
Ameer Abdullah was released on August 31,2021, and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.
Ameer Abdullah was promoted to the active roster on September 18,2021.
Ameer Abdullah was three days later and re-signed to the practice squad.
On October 23,2021, Ameer Abdullah signed with the Carolina Panthers.
Ameer Abdullah finished the 2021 season with 51 carries for 166 rushing yards to go along with 38 receptions for 289 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.
Ameer Abdullah signed with the Las Vegas Raiders on March 18,2022.
Ameer Abdullah re-signed with the team on March 9,2023.
Ameer Abdullah was born on June 13,1993, in Homewood, Alabama.
Ameer Abdullah is the son of Kareem and Aisha Abdullah, and the youngest of nine children.
Ameer Abdullah's father, Kareem, is an imam and serves as a religious advisor to his son.
Ameer Abdullah prays five times a day and fasts during Ramadan, including during football season.