Q&A with NFL Draft prospect Ameer Abdullah

Another Muslim athlete star in the making. May Allah protect him. Here’s an Q&A session with him.

Ummah Sports

Abdullah scored 46 touchdowns at Nebraska. Abdullah scored 46 touchdowns at Nebraska.

In a past era of pro football, Ameer Abdullah would have been traveling to Chicago this week to attend the NFL Draft in person, taking his place in the invitation-only Green Room with the rest of the top prospects expecting to hear their names called in the first half of the first round of the seven-round event.

In a past era of pro football, Abdullah’s status as one of the three (or five) best running backs in the 2015 draft class could have ensured him a spot in the first round. Today, with pass-heavy offenses and running-back-by-committee platoon systems driving down the perceived value of running backs, being one of the best at his position only means Abdullah’s draft experience will be as unpredictable and nerve-wracking as any other prospect with an uncertain future.

That’s not to suggest Abdullah is sweating the prospect of…

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