Azeez Al-Shaair

LB

#51

Experience: R

Height: 6'2

Age: 22

Weight: 228 lbs

College: Florida Atlantic

2019 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    2
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    0
  • INT

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Biography

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  • 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.”

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