- United States
- Metairie, LA
- High School
- Archbishop Rummel
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Major: Family Resource Management (2007-08)
Weight: 300 (2008), 310 (2006-07), 300 (2005), 295 (2004)
2008 Media Guide: Heads into the spring as a key component of the defensive front after a productive season … returning starter along with Doug Worthington at defensive tackle … in his fifth year in the program.
2007: Made significant contributions along the defensive line … 19 tackles for season … starter in eight games … sack and three tackles in the Wisconsin win … first-year letterman.
2007 Media Guide: Fourth year in the program … redshirted as a freshman and has seen brief action the last two years … is big, strong and athletic and can play both end and tackle … is a physical presence.
2006: Added depth on the defensive front … saw action in four games vs. Northern Illinois, Texas, Cincinnati and Minnesota.
2006 Media Guide: In his third year in the program … saw brief action in four games last year … hopes to play his way into the rotation this year … is big, strong and athletic and can play both end and tackle … is a physical presence … has shown signs of being ready to step up, but needs to become more consistent … went through a very stressful situation last fall when his family’s home in Metairie was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, forcing the family to move to Columbus with very few belongings … his mother, father and three siblings all lived together in his apartment for a period of time before his family returned to Louisiana in April in hopes of rebuilding their home and starting over.
2005: Played a total of 14 minutes in four games, including six minutes in the opener against Miami (Ohio) … also had appearances against Indiana, Minnesota and Northwestern … lone tackle of the year was an assist against the Redhawks.
2005 Media Guide: Expected to play tackle in the fall … coaches like his combination of size and speed … spent a lot of time in the weight room last year and has improved his strength since coming to Ohio State … should compete for playing time this fall.
2004: Redshirted his freshman season.
High School: One of the top interior defensive line prospects in the nation … has the size and strength to stop the run and the agility to rush the quarterback … rated as the eight best defensive tackle in the country by Prep Football Report … Rivals.com rated him as the 30th best defensive tackle in the nation … as a senior, collected 11 quarterback sacks, 76 tackles, two interceptions and five knockdowns in just eight games … ranked as the nation’s 44th best defensive tackle by TheInsiders.com … has shown great closing speed and the ability to split double-teams … played in the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio … led Archbishop Rummel to the state playoffs in 2003 and collected four sacks, two batted passes, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in a hard-fought 7-5 second round loss to Shreveport Evangel … is the first student-athlete from Louisiana to sign with Ohio State since Jonathan Wells.
Personal: Is the son of Youmes and Izzieh Abdallah … has two alligators – Hulio and Ameireh … favorite movie is Scarface … favorite musical artist is Juvenile.
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