Ameer Abdullah Biography

Ameer Abdullah is an America-based football running back who plays for the Minnesota Vikings of NFL (National Football League). Once, he was drafted by the Detroit Lions. He played college football in Nebraska. In the 2013 season, he scored for 1,690 yards and became fourth of the most single-season in history. He was the regular contender for the 2014 season of Heisman Trophy.

Early Life

Ameer Abdullah was born on 13th June 1993 and belongs to Homewood, Alabama. He is one of the youngest sons of nine children born to his parents. During his senior years of high school, he rushed for 1,800 yards while receiving 515 yards and four punts for Homewood High School. He played for South Region in 2010 and later scored for Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic while scoring the touchdown in overtime. Till now, his career-best score is 11.15 seconds for 100 meters at the 2011 AHSAA 6A Section 3 Championships that further placed him in 7th place of the prelims. He once participated in the long jump and had one of his career-best leaps of around 6.60 meters.

Ameer Abdullah Career

Ever since high school, he remained a gifted player and also got so many scholarships offers as well. However, he aspired to play as a running back while Alabama and Auburn authorities wanted him to play as a cornerback. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini once told him that he would make him attain the maximum position of his talent while making no guarantee. Abdullah was one of the sixth players as a freshman to play for Nebraska in the whole season of 2011. His one of the best game that he ever played was against the player named Fresno State where he rushed for 228 yards.

He scored for 211 kickoff return yards while making a 100-yard touchdown return. Hos total kickoff broke the record of Nebraska. He ran for a total of 36 yards and his longest run was 24 yards. He scored both the runs for Wyoming Cowboys. On 12 November 2011, he made his best collegiate rushing touchdown while finishing for the 2011 season with 150 rushing yards, 26 kick returns for 763 net yards and a touchdown, 15 punts return for 107 net yards, and three rushing touchdowns.

Abdullah was off waived by the Minnesota Vikings on 7th November 2018 and later on 18th March 2019, he was signed again by Vikings. In the season of 2019, Abdullah appeared for a total of 16 games and recorded overall 15 rushing yards along with 15 receptions and 88 receiving yards with one receiving touchdown. On 27th March 2020, Abdullah was re-signed by the Vikings and gain re-signed on 24th March 2021. Later, he was released and re-signed to practice with the squad on 31st August 2021. He is presently playing for Vikings. On 25th September, he was promoted back to the active roster and join the practice squad.

Ameer Abdullah Biography

Real Name Ameer Abdullah
Birth Date June 13, 1993
Age (as of 2021) 28 Years
Birth Place Homewood, Alabama, USA
Nationality American
Profession Professional Football Player
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Gemini

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 92 kg  –  in Pounds –  203 lbs
Shoe Size 9 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic


Father Kareem Abdullah
Mother Aisha Abdullah
Sister Six
Brother Two


School Homewood High School
College University of Nebraska

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Nailene Sarmiento

Personal life

In 2017, Abdullah married his long-time girlfriend named Naillene Sarmiento, 30 after making a whirlwind romance. The gorgeous woman recently shared the stunning picture of her with Abdullah on her Instagram of her wedding day with the caption “Best Day Ever”. To her, in this picture, one of the fans congratulate both while saying that everything was beautiful especially the love between them. Previously, Abdullah was in a relationship with Georgia Ellenwood who is a successful college athlete and plays for the University of Wisconsin. Georgia is 23 and is one of the stunning Canadian athletes who once represented the country in the 2016 World Indoor Championships.

Ameer Abdullah Net worth

For now, Ameer Abdullah has signed a one-year contract with Minnesota Vikings with a contract of around $990,000. His base salary with the contractual company would be $880,000.


  • He once visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture with his teammates of Vikings and Twin Cities-area students to Washington DC.
  • Abdullah is one of the nine siblings born to his parents. he has two brothers and six sisters who have been employed in different categories including lawyers, managers, business owners, TV producers, bank managers, etc.
  • He completed his graduation in a three-and-a-half-year from Nebraska with a degree in history.
  • Ameer has been honored with Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013 and 2014.

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