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Husain Abdullah biography

Date of birth : 1985-07-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Los Angeles, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-14
Credited as : Football player NFL, safety for the Minnesota Vikings, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Husain Ibn Muhammed Abdullah is an American football safety for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2008 (16/0, 1/0), 2009 (14/0, 2/0). Total- 30/0, 3/0.
• Brother, Hamza, is a fellow NFL player, seeing action with Denver, Cleveland and Arizona. The Abudullah brothers were teammates at Washington State.
• Raised in a family with 11 siblings.

Earned bachelor’s degree in sociology from Washington State...Has 7 brothers and 4 sisters…Brother, Hamza, plays safety for the Arizona Cardinals...Younger brother, Esa Johnwell is a WR at Washington State...Visited the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital in 2009 and took part in Race For The Cure on Mother’s Day 2009…Married to wife, Zhavon, with a son, Jalaal and a daughter, Kameela…Enjoys reading, golf and video games.

Notched 1st career sack against Seattle in 2009 when he caught Seneca Wallace...Has 41 special teams tackles in the past 2 seasons...Has advanced to playoffs in each of his opening 2 NFL seasons...Led the Vikings in special teams tackles as a rookie with 24, the most by a rookie and 1st rookie to lead the team since 2003…Only the 7th rookie in Vikings history to lead the team in the category…Only rookie free agent to play in all 16 games in 2008…Joins former Washington State teammate S Eric Frampton on the Vikings roster.

2009: Saw action on defense for the 1st time in his career...Posted career-high 3 tackles at St. Louis (10/11)...Sacked Seahawks QB Seneca Wallace vs. Seattle (11/22), his 1st career sack...Continued to excel on special teams, notching 17 tackles to finish 5th on the team...Had career-best 4 special teams stops vs. NY Giants (1/3/10) in regular season finale...Had 3 special teams stops at New Orleans (1/24/10) in NFC Championship game.

2008: Led the Vikings as a rookie with 24 special teams tackles, the most by a rookie since E.J. Henderson’s 27 in 2003…Is the 7th rookie in Vikings history to lead the team in the category and 1st since Henderson…Was the only rookie free agent to play in all 16 games for the Vikings…Recorded 1 special teams stop in the Wild Card playoff vs. Philadelphia (1/4/09)…Tallied a season high 3 special teams tackles at Chicago (10/19).

Named Honorable Mention All-Pac 10 as a senior after recording team highs with 93 tackles and 4 INTs…Named team Defensive MVP after his final campaign…Finished career with 10 INTs, placing him 11th in school history…Started 33 consecutive games to finish his career…Recorded 239 tackles, 12 PD, and 10 INTs returned for 172 total yards during his career.

Standout in football, basketball and golf at Pomona, CA High School...Named to 2nd team All-CIF as a senior…CIF Div. 9 Defensive Player of the Year…Named to the All-CIF All-Division 2nd team…First team All-Valle Vista League as both a DB and WR as a senior…Lettered 3 years in golf and 2 years in basketball.

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