Awards and Honors
- 2019: 49ers Community Relations Rookie Player Award
- His name is pronounced uh-ZEEZ, all-SHY-urr.
- Recipient of the N4A Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award, which honors any collegiate student-athlete who has overcome great personal, academic, and/or emotional odds to achieve academic success while participating in intercollegiate athletics.
- Al-Shaair grew up in a family of nine, with his mother Naadhirah supporting him and his seven siblings. In 2012, struggling to make ends meet, the family moved into their grandmother's home in Tampa, FL. One night, Al-Shaair awoke to the smell of smoke encompassing the house. He was able to wake up and lead the rest of his family to safety, as they watched the house burn down. The family moved from place to place before settling in a long-stay motel. Al-Shaair chose to sleep on the floor, as the family had to fit into one room. He trekked two hours by bus each day to attend school and football practice, often only eating once a day, making sure any leftover food went to his mom and siblings. His work ethic on and off the field grew in that adversity. "My mom always told me, 'What's meant for you is meant for you,'" Al-Shaair said. "All you can do is put forth the effort, and I believe that I've done that."
Off the Field: 49ers Throw First Pitch at SF Giants Game ⚾️
San Francisco 49ers players visited Oracle Park to cheer the SF Giants to victory in their battle to #BeatLA.
49ers Exercise Fifth-Year Option on Bosa, Al-Shaair Signs One-Year Tender
The 49ers announced that the team has exercised the fifth-year contract option on DL Nick Bosa and that linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair has signed his one-year tendered contract.
49ers Tender One-Year Contracts to Two Restricted Free Agents
The 49ers have tendered one-year contracts to restricted free agents LB Azeez Al-Shaair and OL Daniel Brunskill. Read for more details.
49ers Announce 2021 Team Awards Recipients
The San Francisco 49ers announced the organization's 2021 team award recipients.
Trent Williams, K'Waun Williams Expected to Play; Azeez Al-Shaair Questionable vs. Cowboys
The San Francisco 49ers appear to be nearing full strength heading into their Wild Card matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.
Elijah Mitchell To Miss Third-Straight Game; Azeez Al-Shaair Questionable vs. Titans
Here's a look at the final injury report heading into the 49ers Week 16 primetime matchup against the Tennessee Titans.
Top Performers From 49ers Dominant Win Over Jaguars
Jeff Deeney of Pro Football Focus highlighted several players of note coming off of Sunday's victory. Here's a look at who stood out.
Greenlaw 'Re-Tweaks' Groin; Al-Shaair Has Opportunity to 'Show More'
John Lynch confirmed Greenlaw will miss time with a groin injury, but feels confident in the talent at linebacker to "hold down the fort" until his return.
Morning Report: How the Linebackers Stack Up Heading into Training Camp
An in-depth training camp primer for San Francisco's linebackers, the 49ers, Giants and Dignity Health announce initiative to create 200,000 masks and a roundtable discussion on how to create change in the Bay Area.
2020 Training Camp Preview: Linebackers
In the fourth installment of the 49ers position-by-position breakdown, 49ers.com is taking a look at how the linebacker position could take shape in 2020 and the depth behind its trio of starters.
Azeez Al-Shaair Offers Sound Advice to 2020 Rookie Class
Accounting for his own personal obstacles, Al-Shaair joined D.K. Metcalf and Garnder Minshew to offer guidance to first year players in a rookie-only professional development webinar.
49ers Announce 2019 Team Awards
A look at all of the recipients for the franchise's annual awards.
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49ers Host Ninth-Annual Community Day
Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair and 49ers staff came together to support sustainability in the most vulnerable environments and communities of Santa Clara County.
49ers Linebackers Take in a Giants Ballgame at Oracle Park
From batting practice to the 7th Inning Stretch, Fred Warner, Dre Greenlaw, Azeez Al-Shaair and Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles were on hand for the San Francisco Giants game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. #BeatLA
Warner, Ward, Moseley, Al-Shaair Talk 'Grit' of the 49ers Locker Room
Fred Warner, Jimmie Ward, Emmanuel Moseley and Azeez Al-Shaair reflected on what they are most proud of from the 2021 season and evaluated the performances of the defense's rookie class.
49ers Kid Reporter: Players Reveal Team's Best Singer; Pregame Rituals
Deebo Samuel, Dre Greenlaw, Azeez Al-Shaair and other 49ers players answered questions about their favorite (and least favorite) foods, wrestling names, superpowers and more, presented by Dignity Health.
49ers Partner with Fresh Lifelines for Youth for a Virtual Event
49ers PREP presented by U.S. Bank, Fresh Lifelines for Youth and 49ers players led a session focusing on frustration management, anger management and triggers to make a virtual impact on the residents of the Santa Clara County James Youth Ranch.
Bosa, Jones, Al-Shaair Discuss the Mood in the Locker Room Following Week 13 Loss
Nick Bosa, D.J. Jones and Azeez Al-Shaair described the feeling in the 49ers locker room following their 30-23 loss in Seattle and evaluated the defense's performance against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense.
Dontae Johnson Recovers Seahawks Fumble During 49ers Goal Line Stand
Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair forced the ball loose from Seahawks tight end Gerald Everett to give the ball back to the 49ers offense.
Azeez Al-Shaair on Preparing to Start at Middle Linebacker vs. Seahawks
Al-Shaair discussed stepping in for Fred Warner during the team's Week 13 matchup and highlighted how the bond in the linebacking corps strengthens the unit's performance on the field.
Azeez Al-Shaair Breaks Down Kirk Cousins Interception
Al-Shaair reflected on his interception against the Vikings and discussed why he feels more comfortable in the 49ers defense in Year 3.
Kevin Givens Forces a Vikings Fumble, Azeez Al-Shaair Recovers It
The 49ers defense swarmed the ball to force a Vikings fumble in the third quarter.
Azeez Al-Shaair Picks Off a Kirk Cousins Pass
49ers linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair intercepted Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins to give the ball back to the offense in the red zone.
Mic'd Up: Azeez Al-Shaair Balls Out in Jacksonville
San Francisco's linebacker was wired for sound during the 49ers Week 11 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, powered by Cisco.
Azeez Al-Shaair on Modeling His Game After Fred Warner
Al-Shaair discussed Fred Warner's leadership in the 49ers locker room, how he's improved in Year 3 and why he wasn't surprised Nick Bosa came back so quickly from a season-ending ACL injury.
Azeez Al-Shaair Intercepts a Carson Wentz Pass on Second Down
49ers defensive end Nick Bosa put pressure on Colts quarterback Carson Wentz and linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair picked off the pass and returned it for 12 yards.
Azeez Al-Shaair Reviews Transition to WILL Linebacker
Al-Shaair reflected on stepping up at the WILL linebacker position and shared the strides he's made since his rookie season.
49ers Players Have Fun on the Green Screen
Check out some of the best outtakes from George Kittle, Raheem Mostert, Fred Warner and other 49ers players as they recorded messages on the green screen during the team's media day earlier in the offseason.
49ers Host Crucial Catch Presented by Dignity Health Virtual Event
As part of the 49ers annual cancer awareness efforts, the team partnered with the American Cancer Society for a behind-the-scenes experience with 49ers players and breast cancer warrior and longtime Faithful Shelby, and her Dignity Health Oncology Nurse Navigator Cheri.
Intel True View: Highlights from Eagles vs. 49ers
Watch some of the best 49ers plays from every angle with True View technology powered by Intel. Multiple high-resolution cameras render thrilling, slow-motion replays and highlight reels.
Full Highlights: Eagles vs. 49ers
Watch the top plays from the 49ers Week 4 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Azeez Al-Shaair Hauls in His First-Career Interception
Javon Kinlaw tipped the Carson Wentz pass and Al-Shaair made a great play to secure his first-career interception.
49ers and One Community Host Private Screening of Film 'Just Mercy'
The 49ers partnered with One Community to host a private pre-screening of the film Just Mercy. 49ers players, family and executives watched Just Mercy alongside 20 high school students from African American Community Service Agency. Following the screening, the film's Executive Producer, Scott Budnick, led a group discussion.
Winners of the West: 49ers Best Sideline Moments in Seattle
Go on the 49ers sideline with Kwon Alexander, George Kittle, Jimmy Garoppolo and the rest of the team during the Week 17 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
49ers Partner with One Love and Youthhype to Host Workshop
The 49ers, along with One Love Foundation hosted an engaging workshop around healthy relationships to middle and high school students in Youthhype, an empowerment group located in San Jose schools.