Ameer Abdullah

RB

#31

Experience: 7 years

Height: 5-9

Age: 27

Weight: 203 lbs

College: Nebraska

2020 SEASON

  • CAR
    8
  • YDS
    42
  • AVG
    5.3
  • TDS
    0
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Rushing

YEAR TEAM G ATT YDS AVG LNG TD 1st 1st% 20+ 40+ FUM
2015 Detroit Lions 16 143 597 4.2 36 2 27 18.88 4 0 4
2016 Detroit Lions 2 18 101 5.6 24 0 6 33.33 1 0 0
2017 Detroit Lions 14 165 552 3.4 34 4 24 14.55 5 0 2
2018 Minnesota Vikings 10 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 Minnesota Vikings 16 23 115 5 15 0 4 17.39 0 0 0
2020 Minnesota Vikings 16 8 42 5.3 13 0 4 50 0 0 0
TOTAL 74 358 1408 3.9 123 6 65 18.16 10 0 6

Receiving

YEAR TEAM G REC YDS AVG LNG TD 1st 1st% 20+ 40+
2015 Detroit Lions 16 25 183 7.3 36 1 11 44 1 0
2016 Detroit Lions 2 5 57 11.4 18 1 4 80 0 0
2017 Detroit Lions 14 25 162 6.5 22 1 13 52 1 0
2018 Minnesota Vikings 10 3 28 9.3 12 0 1 33.33 0 0
2019 Minnesota Vikings 16 15 88 5.9 16 1 5 33.33 0 0
2020 Minnesota Vikings 16 8 58 7.3 22 2 4 50 1 0
TOTAL 74 81 576 7.1 126 6 38 46.91 3 0

Kick Return

YEAR TEAM G RET YDS AVG LNG TD 20+ 40+ FC FUM
2015 Detroit Lions 16 37 1077 29.1 104 0 33 4 0 1
2016 Detroit Lions 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Detroit Lions 14 8 179 22.4 29 0 7 0 0 0
2018 Minnesota Vikings 10 14 365 26.1 33 0 12 0 0 1
2019 Minnesota Vikings 16 13 325 25 38 0 10 0 0 1
2020 Minnesota Vikings 16 15 352 23.5 33 0 12 0 0 0
TOTAL 74 87 2298 26.4 237 0 74 4 0 3

Fumbles

YEAR TEAM G FUM LOST FF OWN FR OPP FR TD
2015 Detroit Lions 16 5 2 0 2 0 0
2016 Detroit Lions 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Detroit Lions 14 2 1 0
2018 Minnesota Vikings 10 1 1 0
2019 Minnesota Vikings 16 1 1 0
2020 Minnesota Vikings 16 0
TOTAL 74 9 5 0 2 0 0

Defense

YEAR TEAM G Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT TDS YDS AVG LNG
2015 Detroit Lions 16 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Detroit Lions 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Detroit Lions 14 1 1 0 0 0 0
2018 Minnesota Vikings 10 1 1 0 0 0
2019 Minnesota Vikings 16 7 6 1 0 0 0
2020 Minnesota Vikings 16 2 2 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 74 15 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Biography

Ameer Abdullah returns to Minnesota for his seventh NFL season in 2021. He was originally selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round (54th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft and spent three-plus seasons on the team before being claimed off waivers by the Vikings during the 2018 season. Since joining Minnesota, Abdullah has totaled 156 yards and three receiving touchdowns on 24 receptions and 157 rushing yards on 31 carries. He's also returned 38 kickoffs for 935 yards. Off the field, Abdullah has taken a leading role on the Vikings Social Justice Committee, serving as a driving force for many of the team's various social justice-related initiatives.

• Posted the team's longest kick return of the season at Detroit (10/20) by going 38 yards on his 2nd kick return of the game. The 38-yard run-back was the 2nd-longest of his career.

• Has taken a leading role on Vikings Social Justice Committee, especially following the events of May and June 2020 in Minneapolis that brought worldwide attention to the topic.

• Played with Vikings LT Riley Reiff while with the Lions.

• Was the highest-drafted Nebraska Cornhusker (Round 2, Pick #54 of the 2015 NFL Draft) since Prince Amukamara was selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

OFF THE FIELD

• In collaboration with Project Success, traveled with Vikings teammates and Twin Cities area students to Washington, D.C., to tour the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He also visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum during the 2019 offseason.

• After being contacted by Dearborn, Mich., students on social media, Abdullah personally assisted local youth groups with ongoing water donation drives for the residents of Flint, Mich., over two years. Impressed by the students' hand-written thank- you notes, Abdullah cited the students' ability to use social media for the greater good as what drew him to the group.

• Is the youngest of 9 siblings, all of whom have earned college degrees. He has 2 brothers and 6 sisters. Among his siblings include 2 lawyers, 1 CNN producer, 1 bank branch manager and business owners.

• Graduated from Nebraska with a degree in history, which he completed in 3-and-a-half years. Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013 and 2014.

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