Ameer Abdullah is an American football running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He has a successful career and is still very much active. Born on the 13th of June 1993 in Homewood, Alabama to Kareem and Aisha. He is the youngest out of nine children born in a Muslim family. Throughout his childhood, Ameer Abdullah found himself in situations where he had to make his own way. His siblings were his role models and they motivated him through their aspirations for success.
He attended Homewood high school where he was the South Region Player of the Year in 2010. Ameer was a good footballer for Homewood High, in 2010 he won the Mississipi-Alabama All-Star Classic. Abdullah was also into track events and as a track star at Homewood, he took part in the 100 meters race and was also good in the long jump and likewise competed in it. Abdullah’s prowess got him a long list of offers from major schools such as Alabama, Auburn, and many others but he refused them because they wanted him as a cornerback rather than a running back which was what he wanted.
But all the issues came to an end when Bo Pelini, the then coach of Nebraska saw the talent in him and told him that he would put him in a position where he would be able to maximize his potential and talent and this was how he ended up choosing to play for Nebraska instead. He did not only play football in college as he also majored in History while also playing his college football at Nebraska. He graduated with a bachelors degree in history. In the 2011 season, Abdullah was one of the true freshmen to play for Nebraska and he finished the season with a total tally of 3 rushing touchdowns, 150 rushing yards, a touchdown, 26 kick returns for 763 net yards and 15 punt returns for 107 net yards.
During his senior year in 2014, Abdullah was honored with the senior class award for the Most Outstanding Senior College Football Player in Division 1 based on classroom performance, community contributions, personal character and athletic achievements. He would then be selected by the Detroit Lions as the 54th pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft as a running back. His rookie contract was a 4-year deal worth $4.15 million, plus $1.28 million as signing bonus.
Professional Career Stats
Ameer Abdullah Began his professional career with the Detroit Lions in 2015 and has played three seasons with them. His pro stats includes 1,250 rushing yards, 3.8 rushing average, 55 receptions, 402 receiving yards, 1,256 kickoff return yards and 9 touchdowns.
Family – Siblings
Ameer Abdullah is the youngest of nine children born to his parents – Aisha and Kareem Abdullah – which means He has eight older siblings who are all successful in their various careers. Halimah Abdullah is the family’s oldest child and is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham. The family’s first son, Muhammad, is a lawyer who graduated from Alabama State. Ruqayyah McPherson also graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
Aisha Carmichael went to Talladega College while Khadija attended Tuskegee University. Kareemah went to Clark Atlanta University, Madinah attended Alabama A&M University and later Samford University in Homewood, while his immediate older brother, Kareem graduated from Auburn University. He looked up to eight of them while growing up and they were his guide.
Who is Ameer Abdullah’s Girlfriend?
Georgia Ellenwood is the incredibly talented girlfriend of Ameer Abdullah. She was born on 5th August 1995 in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. She attended the University of Wisconsin, is 5′ 7″ in height and weighs 63 kg. She is also an athlete who competed as a Heptathlete at Wisconsin and was also involved in the Pentathlon.
Ellenwood had represented Canada at the 2016 World Indoor Championships where she finished tenth and is also a two time Big Ten Champion in the Indoor Pentathlon. She won the Heptathlon at 2018 NCAA Division/Outdoor Track and Field Championships. While in college, Ellenwood played for the Wisconsin Badgers.
Rumor has it that their rosy relationship came to an end no so long ago and that Georgia Ellenwood is currently dating a Wisconsin basketball player D’Mitrik Trice but this has not been confirmed as none of the parties involved has come out to address the rumor.
Body Stats – Height and Weight
The American football running back for the Detroit Lions of the NFL takes time to ensure he is in shape for the game. Abdullah’s workout routine and diet plan are not available at the moment, but we do know that he takes his routine seriously. He stands at a height of 5 ft 9 in and has a proportional weight of 92 kg (203 lbs).