Yasir Abdullah Named ACC Linebacker Of The Week

Louisville Football outside linebacker Yasir Abdullah was named Linebacker of the Week by the ACC. Abdullah picks up one of the Cardinals first weekly awards for the season.

The senior sensation recorded 7 total tackles, 2 tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble, and an interception. There were also multiple QB hurries and a tipped pass on one of those hurries for Abdullah.

Abdullah and the Cards look to build on that excellent performance and win when ACC foe Wake Forest comes to town on Saturday at 3:30 pm.

For more, check out UofL’s press release below:

Press Release from Louisville Athletics:

UofL FB: Abdullah Named ACC Linebacker of the Week

The senior linebacker recorded an interception and a forced fumble in the win over Pitt.

Date: Oct. 24, 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville linebacker Yasir Abdullah was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Linebacker of the Week, the league announced Monday.

The Miami Fla., native was dominant in Louisville’s 24-10 win over Pitt last Saturday at Cardinal Stadium. Abdullah was credited with seven tackles, two tackles for loss, an interception and a forced fumble as the Cardinals limited the Panthers to 326 yards of total offense. Abdullah sealed the game when he forced a fumble on a sack that resulted in a 59-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Kei’Trel Clark to give the Cards a 24-10 lead.

Abdullah recorded his team tying second interception and the third of his career that stopped a Pitt scoring drive. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound senior is second on the team with 8.0 tackles for loss and third with 3.5 sacks. Abdullah is tied for fourth with 36.5 tackles for loss in his career.

The Cardinals remain home this week to host No. 10 Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m. on the ACC Network.


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