Saleem Rasheed

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Saleem Rasheed
No. 51
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-06-15) June 15, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 233 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school: Irondale (AL) Shades Valley
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 3 / Pick: 69
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Saleem Abdul[1] Rasheed (born June 15, 1981) is a former American and Canadian football linebacker.

Rasheed formerly played for the San Francisco 49ers for four seasons in the National Football League. He also played for the Houston Texans during the 2006 NFL season, though was cut during the preseason.

Rasheed played college football for the University of Alabama between 1999–2001.

The Calgary Stampeders signed him on May 7, 2008.[2] He helped the Stampeders win the 2008 Grey Cup.

On May 4, 2009, he was released.[3]

From 2009–11 he worked as a teacher and coach at Erwin High School.[4]

In February 2012, Rasheed was charged with food stamp fraud and falsifying documents in Birmingham, Alabama.[5] He pleaded guilty to receiving $5,551 dollars in food stamps while falsely claiming to be unemployed and, in July 2012, he was sentenced to eight months in prison.[1] Rasheed also pleaded guilty to immigration fraud arising from his allegedly marrying a Moroccan woman and subsequently marrying an American woman without divorcing his first wife.[1]

In April 2013, Rasheed was sentenced to three years in prison for having sex with two students while a teacher at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham.[1]

Rasheed is a Muslim and a father.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Faulk, Kent (August 12, 2013). "Former University of Alabama and NFL linebacker Saleem Rasheed begins serving time on plea to teacher sex charges". Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Stamps sign ex-NFLer Rasheed". CFL Digest. May 7, 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Stampeders release Sankey, three others". May 4, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Alabama, NFL linebacker charged with welfare fraud". Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  5. ^ "Former NFL linebacker charged in Ala. with fraud". February 2, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 

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