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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Muhammad Abdullah

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 205 | College: Kentucky
 
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Overview

Expected to remain at strong safety in the spring after moving to the position during the final three games of last season … Proved to be an active blitzer and effective tackler from strong safety, which usually plays closer to the line of scrimmage than the free safety … Two-year starter in the defensive backfield … Has grabbed 10 turnovers in his career, including seven interceptions and three fumble recoveries … Has played in 34 games with 21 starts.

2004 Season

Started the first 11 games, including the first eight at free safety before moving to strong safety for the final three games … Named second-team Junior All-America by CollegeSportsReport.com … Second-team All-SEC by The Associated Press and league coaches … Voted Kentucky?s Most Valuable Player by his teammates … Nabbed three interceptions, leading the team in that category for the second-consecutive season … Totaled 58 tackles for the season, second on the team … Had a season-best 10 tackles in the win over Vanderbilt, including a pair of quarterback sacks … Earned the game-captain role for the Georgia game.

2003 Season

Made four interceptions, leading all SEC free safeties in that category and tying for fourth overall among league defenders … Named second-team Sophomore All-America by CollegeSportsReport.com and second-team All-SEC by league coaches … Second on the team in pass breakups with five … Top game came against Florida when he had an interception, a fumble recovery, a pass breakup, and five tackles … Made a career-best 12 tackles in the win over Ohio.

2002 Season

Played in 11 games … Totaled 13 tackles, seeing playing time as a reserve defensive back and on special teams … Member of the punt return unit that blocked for Derek Abney?s four return touchdowns … Earned first varsity letter.

2001 Season

Redshirted.

High School

First-team all-state as a senior as selected by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Three-year starter on offense and defense at Charlton County HS in Folkston, Ga. … Set every school record for interceptions … Had 17 interceptions in his career, including eight as a senior … Set the single-game record with three picks against Irwin County in the state playoffs during his junior season … Four-year letterman who helped lead his team to the playoffs each season … Charlton County had a four-year record of 46-9, won four regional championships, and the Class AA state championship during his junior season … Career receiving totals feature 24 receptions for 422 yards, a 17.6-yard average, and three touchdowns. Also returned kickoffs and punts.

Had 152 tackles in his career … First-team all-region as a senior and junior and was second-team all-region as a sophomore … Coached by Richard McWhorter … … Has the speed to play cornerback and the size and strength to play safety, … McWhorter said … A four-year letterman in track, competing in the 110-meter high hurdles, 300 intermediate hurdles, 4x400 relay, and the triple jump … Was the high-point champion of the regional track meet as a sophomore and junior … Best times are 14.4 seconds in the high hurdles and 39.7 seconds in the intermediate hurdles … Best triple jump is 44 feet, three inches … Picked Kentucky over Alabama and Arkansas.

Personal

Last name is pronounced ?ab-DU-lah? ? Born in Blackshear, Ga. ? Son of Kareem and Agnes Abdullah ? Major is sociology.

 
 

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