Abdullah intercepting a ball, 2008
|No. 39 Kansas City Chiefs|
|Date of birth:July 27, 1985|
|Place of birth: Los Angeles, California|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Weight: 204 lb (93 kg)|
|College: Washington State|
|Undrafted in 2008|
|Debuted in 2008 for the Minnesota Vikings|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2011|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Husain Ibn Muhammed Abdullah (born July 27, 1985) is an American football safety for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was offered a contract by the Minnesota Vikings and was signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Washington State. He is the younger brother of Arizona Cardinals' safety Hamza Abdullah.
High school[edit | edit source]
Abdullah attended Pomona High School  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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Abdullah is the son to Yusuf and Sa'eeda Johnwell. 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.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Husain Abdullah". Washington State Cougars. http://www.wsucougars.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/abdullah_husain00.html. Retrieved December 3, 2012.