Azeez Al-Shaair

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Azeez Al-Shaair
No. 51 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1997-08-04) August 4, 1997 (age 22)
Tampa, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Hillsborough
(Tampa, Florida)
College:Florida Atlantic
Undrafted:2019
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First Team All C-USA (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2019
Total tackles:7
Sacks:0
Forced fumbles:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Azeez Al-Shaair (born August 4, 1997) is an American football outside linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida Atlantic.

College career[edit]

Al-Shaair was a four year starter at linebacker for the Florida Atlantic Owls. As a freshman, Al-Shaair was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team and named a Freshman All-American after recording a team-leading 94 tackles (7.5 for loss), 1.5 sacks, two passes broken up and a forced fumble.[1] He again led the Owls in tackles as a sophomore with 113 (12 for loss) and returned an interception for a touchdown and was named honorable mention All-Conference USA.[2] As a junior, Al-Shaair lead Conference USA with 147 tackles (11 for loss) along with 2.5 sacks, four passes defensed and a forced fumble and was named first team all conference. He entered his senior year on the Butkus Award watchlist but tore his ACL in an October practice, ending his final season after six games.[3][4]

Professional career[edit]

Al-Shaair was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2019.[5] Al-Shaair made his NFL debut on September 8, 2019 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, playing exclusively on special teams and making two tackles.[6]

Personal[edit]

Al-Shaair is a practicing Muslim and fasts during Ramadan, including when he was participating in FAU's summer practices.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair Named USA Today Freshman All-American". FAUSports.com. December 12, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  2. ^ DeFranks, Matthew (August 29, 2017). "FAU breakdown: players to watch, keys to season, crucial games". New York Daily News. Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Elman, Jake (July 23, 2018). "Florida Atlantic linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair named to Butkus Award watch list". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Furones, David (October 18, 2018). "FAU linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair has senior season cut short due to torn ACL". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  5. ^ Elman, Jake (April 27, 2019). "2019 NFL Draft: Florida Atlantic linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair signs with San Francisco 49ers as undrafted free agent". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  6. ^ Hutchison, Jacob (September 9, 2019). "49ers snap count and position grades for Week 1 win over Bucs". KNBR.com. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  7. ^ Reynolds, Tim (August 27, 2018). "High hopes: FAU star LB Azeez Al-Shaair has overcome plenty". APNews.com. Retrieved September 2, 2019.

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