In October of 2013, albeit in a losing effort, Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah carved up the Minnesota Gophers for 165 yards on 19 carries.
Now, just over a half-decade later, in time flies when your watching football fashion, the Cornhusker alum will attempt to torch defenses while representing a Land of 10K Lakes squad.
Abdullah, after amassing an absurd 5,278 total yards from scrimmage in his collegiate career, was taken by the Lions in the second round (54th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Naturally, the 5’9″ Alabama native had the Motor City buzzing when he took his very first professional carry 24-yards to the house.
However, since that impressive inaugural moment, due to a combination of injuries, partnered with Detroit’s renown inability to run the football, the shifty playmaker has only accumulated a handful of additional rushing touchdowns.
As for his current one carry campaign, in the midst of Kerryon Johnson taking over Detroit’s running back duties, Ameer Abdullah has seen himself repeatedly slapped with the inactive label.
In the aftermath of a failed attempt to find an Abdullah suitor during last month’s trade deadline, the Lions waived him on Tuesday.
Only one night’s sleep after that move, Minnesota swooped in and acquired the former member of their division foe.
To touch on Abdullah’s anticipated role with the Vikings, he’s expected to land behind Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray as the team’s third option at running back.
While Minnesota also maintains Mack Brown at the ball carrying position, in order to clear the way for Mr. Abdullah, they have parted ways with
the Rock Roc.
Anywho, with all that being said, as you enjoy the bye week, here’s a friendly reminder from the folks over at vikingswire.com to stay woke: