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40 Abdullah Anderson

Career: Three-time All-Patriot League selection ... two-time First Team All-Patriot League (2015, 2016) ... three-time Preseason All-Patriot League (2015, 2016, 2017).

Career Statistics entering 2017: 33 games played, 33 games started, 129 tackles (76 solo), 24.5 tackles for a loss, 13 sacks (11 solo), three blocked kicks.

2017 (Senior): In first season as team captain with Joey DeFloria, Mark Pyles and Ben Richard ... STATS Preseason Third Team All-American ... 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl Watch List ... Preseason All-Patriot League selection.

2016 (Junior): First Team All-Patriot League defensive lineman ... Preseason All-Patriot League selection ... named Bison Athlete of the Week Oct. 24 after eight tackles, 2.5 TFL and two sacks vs. Lafayette ... earned first career Patriot League weekly award when named Defensive Player of the Week Nov. 21 after totaling five tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 1 pass breakup and 2 blocked field goals vs. Fordham ... earned George L. McGaughey Memorial Award as the outstanding player in the Lafayette game and the George Rieu Award as the outstanding defensive lineman at team's postseason awards banquet ... started all 11 games on the defensive line for a third straight year ... ranked fourth on team with 55 tackles ... also totaled 13.5 tackles for loss, five pass breakups and two blocked kicks ... both blocked kicks (field goals) came in season finale vs. Fordham ... ranked second in Patriot League in tackles for loss ... ranked third in Patriot League in sacks ... had at least 0.5 TFL in eight of 11 games ... three games with at least two sacks.

2015 (Sophomore): First Team All-Patriot League selection ... Preseason All-Patriot League ... earned team’s Tom Gadd Coaches’ Award ... one of six defensive players to start all 11 games ... one of three defensive linemen to start every game ... totaled 46 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and three pass breakups from defensive tackle position ... seventh on team in tackles and fifth on squad in tackles for loss ... six of eight tackles for loss were in home games ... three tackles for loss against Holy Cross equaled most by a Bison player all season ... had at least six tackles in a game four times, including a season-high eight stops at VMI ... blocked a field goal in season-opening shutout of Marist.

2014 (Freshman): Second Team All-Patriot League selection … started all 11 games at defensive tackle … one of five defensive players to start all 11 games … only freshman on team to start every contest … tied for seventh on team with 28 tackles … earned team’s Stuart M. Smith Award as team’s top newcomer … season-high six tackles in final game of year vs. Colgate … totaled three tackles for loss and two pass breakups … all three tackles for loss came in first five games of season … posted at least three tackles in six different games.

Absegami High School: Four-year basketball letterwinner and one-year football letterwinner … two-year basketball team captain … Cape Atlantic League First Team Defense in football … league’s Defensive Player of the Year.

Personal: Abdullah Malik Anderson Jr. … born Jan. 24, 1996 in Atlantic City, New Jersey … son of Abdullah Anderson Sr. and Octavia Anderson … has one sister, Amira … cousin, Austin Johnson, is a senior defensive tackle at Penn State … cousin, Brandan Connor, played basketball at Lynchburg College … uncle, Tarik Anderson, played basketball at Rutgers-Camden … cousin, Gina Lewis, played basketball at Kutztown University … majoring in economics.

 

Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 295
Year: Senior
Hometown: Galloway, N.J.
High School: Absegami
Graduating Year: 2014
Abdullah Photos:
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