Saalim Hakim
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Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-02-01) February 1, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Career information
College: Tarleton State
Undrafted in 2011
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Las Vegas Locomotives (2011)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Total tackles     9
Return yards     279
Total touchdowns     0

Saalim Abdul Hakim[1] (born February 1, 1990) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at Palomar College and Tarleton State. He is the younger brother of former NFL wide receiver and punt returner Az-Zahir Hakim.

Amateur careerEdit

Hakim did not play organized football on any level until his senior year of high school. Hakim spent his first three years of high school at a Muslim school in Atlanta which did not have a football team. He then transferred to Palo Verde High School in Nevada. After graduating high school, he played college football at Palomar College in San Marcos, California before earning a scholarship to play for Cary Fowler at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. Hakim spent one season as a reserve at Tarleton State before leaving for the pros.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Las Vegas LocomotivesEdit

He played the 2011 season with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League. He played four games in which he recorded 3 receptions, 81 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.[3]

Dallas CowboysEdit

On April 30, 2012, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.[4] Hakim missed two weeks of training camp due to a finger injury and was released by the team before the start of the regular season.[2]

St. Louis RamsEdit

On November 7, 2012, he signed with the St. Louis Rams.[5]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On December 18, 2012, he was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster after the team placed strong safety Corey White on injured reserve due to a knee injury. On August 31, 2013, he was released.[6]

New York JetsEdit

On October 10, 2013, he signed with the New York Jets to join the practice squad.[7] On December 13, 2013, Hakim was placed on the Jets active roster, after a season-ending injury to receiver Stephen Hill.[8] On August 29, 2015 Hakim was one of twelve players to be cut by the New York Jets.[9]

Detroit LionsEdit

On September 8, 2015, Saalim was signed to the Detroit Lions' practice squad. On September 17, 2015, he was released from practice squad.[citation needed]

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

On October 13, 2015, Saalim was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad. On November 9, 2015, he was promoted to the active roster. On November 28, 2015, he was waived.[10]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Hakim signed with the Cleveland Browns on April 25, 2016.[11] On May 2, 2016, he was released.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

His brother is former NFL wide receiver Az-Zahir Hakim,[1][5] was selected in the fourth round, 96th overall pick by the St. Louis Rams in the 1998 NFL Draft. Hakim is a devout Muslim who prays five times daily.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Palomar Profile". Archived from the original on November 4, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Duncan, Jeff (June 6, 2013). "Saalim Hakim could be on fast track to making impact with New Orleans Saints". (The Times-Picayune). Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  3. "Hakim Statistics".
  4. "Former Tarleton wide out Hakim signs with Dallas Cowboys". Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Rams sign Saalim Hakim, get Scott Wells back at practice". Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  6. "Courtney Roby, Preston Parker let go as New Orleans Saints trim roster to 53-man limit". Retrieved August 31, 2013.
  7. "Jets sign Saalim Hakim to practice squad". Retrieved October 10, 2013.
  8. "Jets place Stephen Hill on injured reserve, will move Saalim Hakim from practice squad to active roster". Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  9. Cimini, Rich (August 30, 2015). "New York Jets cut 12 players, including DeVier Posey". Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  10. "SAALIM HAKIM". Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  11. Alper, Josh (April 25, 2016). "Browns sign Saalim Hakim". Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  12. "Browns release two players".

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