• My Scores
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • Golf
player photo

Husain Abdullah, FS

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 204 | College: Washington State
Copyright NFLDraftScout.com, distributed by The Sports Xchange

Husain would love to join his brother, former WSU safety Hamza (now with the Denver Broncos), in the National Football League. Husain, a three-year starter at free safety, made his own name in Pullman, earning honorable mention All-Pac 10 honors as a senior with 93 tackles, 8.5 for loss, four interceptions and six passes broken up. Potential is there for a quality versatile backup and special teams performer.


Positives: Shows good instincts. … Plays downhill with attitude, stepping up quickly to support the run and closing well on screens and other short routes. … Will break down and wrap up to make the tackle in space on backs. … Willing to throw his body around to fill a hole or stop a back from getting the extra yard. … Fair hands for the interception, and can make a play on the ball in the air. … Will go for the strip after securing the tackle. … Contributed on special teams in college, and will continue to do so in the NFL.

Negatives: A bit of a free-strong safety 'tweener. … Lacks the fluid hips and range to play deep or cover in space and he also does not have the strength to hold up in trash inside. … Needs to keep his head up when tackling. … Has a tough time bringing down larger backs and receivers in the open field unless he cuts. … Struggles in his backpedal, needs to keep the play in front of him.

2007 Season

Abdullah led WSU with a career-high 93 tackles (54 solo) in 2007. The native of Pomona, Calif., also posted 8.5 tackles for loss, intercepted a team-high four passes, had six pass break-ups, a forced fumble and a blocked kick. One of his interceptions he returned for a touchdown to clinch a victory over Stanford, earning Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week honors. The senior's 10 career thefts rank 11th all-time at WSU.

2006 Season

V-letter … Games 12 … Starts 12 … received the following single-game team awards: WSU's Pac-10 nomination on defense for play against California … Special Teams: Punt, Kickoff. His three interceptions tied for second on the team … 49 return yards also second; Tied for fifth in tackles, making 66 stops; Ranked tied for 28th in tackles among Pac-10 defenders at 5.5 per game; Caused a Stanford fumble near the Cougar goal line; Picked off first pass of the season against California and also recorded a career-best 10 tackles, including one TFL; Bettered his best game with 11 tackles at ASU and picked off his second pass of the year, returning it 35 yards; Capped the year with his third interception of the season, returning the pick 14 yards against Washington; Had 44 tackles in the last six games.

2005 Season

V-Letter … Games - 10 … Starts - 9 … Special Teams: Punt, Punt Return, Onside KO, Hands … season high nine tackles at Oregon State, California and USC … also picked off two passes at California … averaged nearly seven tackles a game over the last eight games of the season … missed the first game with a sprained ankle and saw limited action at Nevada … returned to the starting lineup against Grambling State.

2004 Season

V-letter … Games - 11 … Starts - 0 … primarily a special teams player … earned the following weekly team awards: Assassin - Oregon, Iron Man - Stanford/UCLA. Special Teams: Punt Gunner, Kickoffs, KO Returns … received Team's Assassin Award … at New Mexico had one tackle, recovered a late-game fumble and intercepted a Lobo pass … recovered an Arizona fumble forced by Pat Bennett with 1:19 to play and WSU turned the possession into the winning TD with 53 seconds to play, beating the Wildcats 20-19 … the next week against Oregon made a career-high four tackles … also four tackles at Oregon State and three in win at UCLA.

2003 Season


High School

Coached by John Capraro at Pomona High … also lettered twice in basketball and three times in golf … golf team captain as a junior and football team captain as a senior … as a SOPHOMORE team's defensive MVP and Rookie of the Year … all-league honorable mention on defense … during JUNIOR year named team's defensive specialist of the year … All-Miramonte League defensive first team and second team All-Inland Valley team, also on defense … SENIOR year ranked No. 9 safety on the West Coast by Greg Biggins of PacWest Football … named to second team All-CIF … hauled in a key, 65-yard touchdown pass in Pomona's 35-21 win over University in the second round of the CIF Division IX playoffs … CIF Div. 9 defensive player of the year … named to the All-CIF All-Division second team … first team All-Valle Vista League as both a defensive back and wide receiver … team Red Devil of the Year … Daily Bulletin first team defensive back and Inland Valley first team, also on defense.


Born July 27, 1985, at Los Angeles … parents Yusuf and Sa'eeda Johnwell … brothers, Abbas, Hamza, Esa, Salih, Mustafa and Musa and sisters, Hajirah, Aliyyah, Aisha and Sabriah … played with brother Hamza in WSU's defensive backfield … also a high school teammate of Cougar defensive linemen Odell Howard … enjoys playing golf, video games and reading … prep golf and football clubs president.


CBSSports Shop

Men's Carolina Panthers Cam Newton Nike Panther Blue Limited Jersey

NFL Jerseys
Get your favorite player today
Shop Now

Fantasy Games