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Ameer Abdullah

RB

#31

Experience: 6 years

Height: 5-9

Age: 27

Weight: 203 lbs

College: Nebraska

2019 SEASON

  • CAR
    23
  • YDS
    115
  • AVG
    5
  • 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
TOTAL 58 350 1366 3.9 110 6 61 17.43 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
TOTAL 58 73 518 7.1 104 4 34 46.58 2 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
TOTAL 58 72 1946 27 204 0 62 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
TOTAL 58 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
TOTAL 58 13 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Biography

• 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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