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Rahim Abdullah
Date of birth: (1976-03-22) March 22, 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Import
Position(s): DE
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45
Drafted by: Cleveland Browns
Organizations
 As player:
1999-2000
2002-2004
2005-2006
2007
2008
Cleveland Browns
Edmonton Eskimos
Calgary Stampeders
Edmonton Eskimos
Grand Rapids Rampage
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Tackles     138
Knockdowns     22
Sacks     32
Fumble Recoveries     3


Playing stats at CFL.ca
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Rahim Fahim Abdullah (born March 22, 1976) is a former American football player from Clemson University. He was a second round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns in 1999, the year of their return to the NFL. His brother is Khalid Abdullah, who played linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals.[1]

In his CFL rookie season in 2002, Abdullah showed tremendous promise in his Eskimo debut (July 4 vs Ottawa) with a team-leading 5 defensive tackles and one blocked field goal. He recorded 2 defensive tackles and one sack in Week 3 (July 13 vs Toronto) before being placed on the disabled list for the remainder of the season following the discovery of a blood clot in his heart.

He is most recently played for the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. He has also played for the Calgary Stampeders. He won the 91st Grey Cup in 2003 with Edmonton.

On September 7, 2007, Abdullah was suspended by the Edmonton Eskimos[2] with pay for kneeing Calgary Stampeders fullback, Gerald Commissiong in the neck. He was released outright on September 12.

In 2008, Rahim was a member of the Grand Rapids Rampage of the Arena Football League.[3]He was One of Four AFL rookies who started for thr Rampage[4]

Abdullah is currently defensive line coach at Nease High School.

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