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Azeez Al-Shaair
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Azeez  Al-Shaair

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.

High School:
Hillsborough

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 228

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
08/04/1997

Major:
Public Safety Administration

11/18/2017

Football Clinches C-USA East and Will Host Conference Championship after Shula Bowl Rout

Owls top FIU 52-24 to Regain Shula Bowl Trophy

11/16/2017

Football's Lane Kiffin a Semifinalist for Collegiate Coach of the Year

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11/11/2017

Football Wins Big Again on the Road for Sixth Straight, 48-23

Owls Face FIU Next Sunday with East Division Possibly Up For Grabs

11/07/2017

Football's Al-Shaair Named as a Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Semifinalist

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11/03/2017

Football Reaches Bowl Eligibility and Stays Undefeated in C-USA

Owls Have Six Wins for the First Time Since 2013

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At FAU
Junior (2017)

  • Second team preseason selection by Athlon Sport & Life
  • College Sports Madness Preseason Second Team All-Conference
  • Tallied a team leading 14 tackles in the season opener versus Navy
  • Hit the double-digit mark for the second consecutive game with 10 versus Wisconsin, including eight solo and a tackle for a loss of three yards
  • Saw first half action versus Bethune where he recorded five tackles, including two solo and one for a loss of a yard
  • Returned to action versus MT, a game that he tallied seven tackles including three solo
  • Led the Owls in a record-setting win over ODU with 10 tackle, including one for a loss of two yards
  • Had a team and game leading 14 tackles through three quarters of work versus North Texas
  • Recorded a game-high 14 tackles at WKU with a TFL and a pass breakup, one a tipped ball that led to an INT
  • Led all tacklers with 13 tackles, including nine assists versus Marshall
  • Once again led all tacklers, and he did so in just three quarters of work at La Tech, with 14, including 10 solo and he had a sack for a loss of seven, a half TFL for a loss of 1 and a pass breakup
  • Led the 2017 Shula Bowl vs FIU with a total of 14 tackles, including seven solo and 1.5 TFL of 16 yards

Sophomore (2016)

  • Preseason C-USA All-Conference
  • Led the team with 10 total tackles (4-6) in the SIU victory
  • Recorded 2.5 TFL versus the Salukis
  • Tallied four tackles, including one for a loss of two yards, versus UM, had three solo tackles, include one for a loss of eight
  • Led the team with 10 tackles versus Ball State, including a 0.5 TFL and a quarterback hurry
  • Recorded 12 tackles, including a half tackle for a loss, at FIU and recorded his first interception, which he returned for a score
  • Added five tackle assists versus Charlotte
  • Had a season high 15 tackles at Marshall, including two tackles for a loss of seven yards
  • Tallied a team high nine tackles versus WKU as well as 1.5 tackles for a loss of two yards
  • Had a game-high 12 tackles, including two sacks versus Rice
  • Had a game-high 11 tackles versus UTEP
  • Recorded a game-high 12 tackles, the third-consecutive game as the game's leader, with 12 tackles...0.5 was for a loss of one ODU yard
  • Finished the season as the team's leading tackler after a double-digit performance of 10 solo tackles at MT, including 1 TFL
  • Honored as the team's Defensive MVP at the season-ending banquet
  • Named to the C-USA Honorable Mention Team
  • Finished his sophomore campaign No. 24 nationally with 93 Total Tackles

True Freshman (2015)

  • Recorded a pass breakup at Tulsa
  • Tallied four tackles (2-2) versus Miami
  • Led the team versus Buffalo with his first double-digit tackle performance (11), one was for a loss of one yard
  • Led the team with nine tackles at Charlotte, two were for a loss of four yards
  • Posted his second double-digit game of the year with 16 tackles (11-5) versus Rice...his day included a tackle for a loss of four yards and a quarterback hurry
  • One of four Owls to record eight tackles (4-4=8) versus Marshall
  • Led the Owls at UTEP with eight tackles (3-5=8), including 0.5 tackle for a loss of one yard...added a pass breakup
  • Led the team in tackles, for the second-consecutive game, in FAU's Shula Bowl victory over FIU...was credited with a half sack for a loss of four and forced a fumble on the same play that ended up setting up FAU for its first scoring drive of the game
  • Was third on the team with six tackles (3-3), including a tackle for a loss of six yards at WKU.
  • Had 13 (9-4) total tackles against Middle Tennessee marking the third time he recorded double digit tackles
  • Led the squad with nine tackles (6-3) at Florida, including one for a loss of five yards
  • Recorded three tackles (2-1=3), including a sack for a loss of six yards at ODU
  • Named FAU's Co-Newcomer of the Year
  • Earned a spot on C-USA's All-Freshman team
  • Named Freshman All-American by USA Today and Scout.com

High School

  • Played for Earl Garcia at Hillsborough High School where he was credited with 236 career tackles for an average of 11.2 tackles per game
  • His career tackles included 151 solo tackles, 15 sacks, two interceptions and five forced fumbles
  • As a senior, he was credited with 11 games played and 126 tackles, 6.5 sacks, six blocked field goals, a blocked punt, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries
  • Also credited with eight blocked field goals
  • As a junior, saw action in 10 games and recorded 110 tackles
  • Was a two-time all-state, two-time all-county and all-conference selection
  • Earned the team's Defensive MVP honors, twice
  • Earned NUC All-American honors and played in the Hillsborough County Blue & Grey game
  • Holds a three-star rank by 247 Sports

Personal

  • Public Safety Administration major
  • Son of Naadhirah Lennon
  • Born Aug. 4, 1997 in Tampa, Fla.

Career Game-by-Game
2015: Tulsa (0-0, 1 brup); Miami (2-2=4); Buffalo (6-5=11, 1.0-1 TFL); Charlotte (3-6=9, 1.5-4 TFL); Rice (11-5=16, 1.0-4 TFL); Marshall (4-4=8); UTEP (3-5=8, 0.5-1, 1 brup); FIU (2-5=7, 0.5 sacks/TFL, 1 FF); WKU (3-3=6, 1 TFL); MT 13 (9-4); UF (6-3=9, 1 TFL); ODU (2-1=3, 1 sack/TFL)
2016: SIU (4-6=10, 2.5 TFL); UM (4-0=4, 1 TFL); K-State (3-0=3); Ball State (3-7=10, 0.5 TFL, 1 QBH); FIU (5-7=12, 0.5-1 TFL, 1 INT return for 30 yards and a score); Charlotte (0-5=5); Marshall (4-11=15, 2 TFL); WKU (7-2=9, 1.5 TFL); Rice (9-3=12, 2.0 sacks); UTEP (6-5=11); ODU (2-10=12, 0.5 TFL); MT (10-0=10, 1 TFL)
2017: Navy (7-7=14), Wisconsin (8-2=10), Bethune (2-3=5, 1.0-1 TFL); MT (3-4=7); ODU (4-6=10, 1 TFL); North Texas (6-8=14); WKU (8-7=15, , 0.5 TFL, 1 BrUp); Marshall (4-9=13); La Tech (10-4=14, 1.0/7 sack,1.5/8, 1 PBrUp); FIU (7-7=14, 1.5 TFL)

Career Highs
Tackles: 16 Rice (10/10/15)
TFL: 2.5-5 SIU (9/3/16)
Sacks: 2.0 at Rice (11/5/16)
FF: 1 FIU (10/31/15)
INT: 1 FIU (10/1/16)

2015 Highs
Tackles: 16 Rice (10/10/15)
TFL: 1.5-4 Charlotte (9/26/15)
Sacks: 1.0 at ODU (11/28/15)
Brup: 1 2X
FF: 1 FIU (10/31/15)

2016 Highs
Tackles: 15 Marshall (10/15/16)
TFL: 2.5-5 SIU (9/3/16)
Sacks: 2.0 Rice (11/6/16)
Brup:
FF: 
INT: 1 FIU (10/1/16)

2017 Highs
Tackles: 15 WKU (10/28/17)
TFL: 1.5 La Tech (11/11/17), FIU (11/18/17)
Sacks: 1 La Tech (11/11/17)
Brup: 1 WKU (10/28/17), La Tech (11/11/17)
FF: 
INT: 

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