Ameer Abdullah Biography

September 1, 2020
First published on:September 1, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Ameer Abdullah

Birth Name Ameer Abdullah
Birth Place Homewood, Alabama
Famous Name Ameer Abdullah
Father Kareem Abdullah
Mother Aisha Abdullah
Net Worth $3 Million
Salary $910,000
Position in Team Running back, Return Specialist
Current team Minnesota Vikings
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession NFL Player
Currently Married Yes
Married to Naillene Sarmiento

Ameer Abdullah is an American football running back who is currently signed to the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He finished his collegiate career at Nebraska and was picked by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Homewood, Alabama native, Ameer Abdullah was born on 13th June 1993, under the star sign Gemini. The twenty-seven years old holds an American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic background.

How Much Is Ameer Abdullah Net Worth In 2020?

On 14th May 2015, Ameer signed his first professional contract a 4 year $4.156 million deal with Detroit. That year, he earned $1,717,637. As per the deal, he earned $623,915, $812,830, and $589,159 in 2016, 2017, and 2018 respectively.

On 7th November 2018, Minnesota claimed off waivers. That season with Minnesota, he made $589,159.
On 18th March 2019, he signed a 1 year $810,000 contract with Minnesota.

Currently, he is under a 1 year, $1,047,500 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $137,500 signing bonus, $137,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,047,500. In the 2020 season, he will make a base salary of $910,000 and a signing bonus of $137,500, while carrying a cap hit of $887,500 and a dead cap value of $137,500. Kirk Cousins, Riley Reiff, and Adam Thielen are the highest-paid athletes of the team. 

Overall, Ameer summoned $6,013,627 spending six seasons. As of 2020, his net worth is approximately $3 million.

Relationship Status: Married

In 2017, Ameer married his girlfriend Naillene Sarmiento, a nurse graduate of Unitek College after a whirlwind romance. they became engaged on September 8, 2017. The following year on September 8, they tied the knot in Los Angeles. 

Ameer Abdullah's wife SOURCE: Instagram @naebuhd

Previously, Ameer was in a high-profile relationship with Georgia Ellenwood, a successful college athlete at the University of Wisconsin. Stunning blonde Georgia is a Canadian athlete who has represented her country at the 2016 World Indoor Championships.

Early Years

Ameer Abdullah is the youngest of nine children born to Kareem and Aisha Abdullah. He enrolled at Homewood High School, where he was the 2010 South region player of the year. He was a track star at Homewood and also competed in the long jump. Abdullah was offered football scholarships from several schools, but he chose the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. A devout Muslim, he majored in History. 

NFL Career

At the 2015 NFL Draft, Abdullah was picked by the Detroit Lions in the second round with the 54th overall pick, becoming the fourth running back to be selected that year. He made his professional regular-season debut in Lion's season opener against the San Diego Chargers. After four seasons, he was waived by the team on November 6, 2018.

On November 7, 2018, Abdullah was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Vikings. On 18th March 2019, he signed a one-year extension contract with the Vikings. On 27th March 2020, he re-signed by the Vikings.

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