40 - Rah Muhammad
Rah Muhammad
Height: 5-11
Weight: 210
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Gadsden, Ala.
High School: Gadsden City
Position: LB

ON MUHAMMAD: Opened the season as the starting inside linebacker before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in week six … expected to make a full recovery and return to the field as a starting linebacker ... enters the season with career totals of 67 tackles, one tackle for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception … nickname Rah is pronounced "Rock."

SOPHOMORE (2012): Started in the first six games of the season before suffering a broken ankle vs. Samford, which ended his season … finished the season with 46 tackles (fifth most on the team), two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery … had a career game in a win over Georgia Southern where he recorded 14 tackles and one forced fumble, earning him conference defensive player of the week honors … had a 10-tackle performance vs. NC State where he also forced and recovered a fumble.

FRESHMAN (2011): Played in all 11 games with two starts, including the season finale vs. South Carolina ... made 21 tackles with one tackle for loss, an interception and another pass breakup ... named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... credited with five tackles and picked off a pass vs. the Gamecocks a week after recording four tackles with one behind the line of scrimmage vs. Samford.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Gadsden City High School ... lettered four times in football and three times in track and field ... served as a team captain ... had career totals of 367 tackles, five interceptions, 10 forced fumbles, 15 fumble recoveries and one defensive touchdown ... named to all-area teams his junior and senior years ... helped lead team to region championships both of those seasons ... team ranked as high as No. 2 in the state during his career. 

PERSONAL: Son of Theo and Carolyn Muhammad ... full name is Abdulrahman Shaheed Muhammad ... majoring in business administration. 

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