No. 1 Trojans prove to be too much for the Cougars.
ABDULLAH'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Coached by John Capraro at Pomona High...also lettered twice in basketball and three times in golf...golf team captain as a junior and football team captain as a senior...as a SOPHOMORE team's defensive MVP and Rookie of the Year...all-league honorable mention on defense...during JUNIOR year named team's defensive specialist of the year...All-Miramonte League defensive first team and second team All-Inland Valley team, also on defense...SENIOR year ranked No. 9 safety on the West Coast by Greg Biggins of PacWest Football...named to second team All-CIF...hauled in a key, 65-yard touchdown pass in Pomona's 35-21 win over University in the second round of the CIF Division IX playoffs...CIF Div. 9 defensive player of the year...named to the All-CIF All-Division second team...first team All-Valle Vista League as both a defensive back and wide receiver...team Red Devil of the Year...Daily Bulletin first team defensive back and Inland Valley first team, also on defense.
ABDULLAH'S WSU CAREER FRESHMAN (2003-04): Redshirt season.
RS-FRESHMAN (2004-05): V-letter...Games - 11...Starts - 0...primarily a special teams player...earned the following weekly team awards: Assassin - Oregon, Iron Man - Stanford/UCLA. Special Teams: Punt Gunner, Kickoffs, KO Returns:
Received Team's Assassin Award;
At New Mexico had one tackle, recovered a late-game fumble and intercepted a Lobo pass;
Recovered an Arizona fumble forced by Pat Bennett with 1:19 to play and WSU turned the possession into the winning TD with 53 seconds to play, beating the Wildcats 20-19;
The next week against Oregon made a career-high four tackles...also four tackles at Oregon State and three in win at UCLA. RS-SOPHOMORE (2005-06): V-Letter...Games - 10...Starts - 9... Special Teams: Punt, Punt Return, Onside KO, Hands:
Season high nine tackles at Oregon State, California and USC...also picked off two passes at California;
Averaged nearly seven tackles a game over the last eight games of the season;
Missed the first game with a sprained ankle and saw limited action at Nevada...returned to the starting lineup against Grambling State;
RS-JUNIOR (2006-07): V-letter...Games 12...Starts 12...received the following single-game team awards: WSU's Pac-10 nomination on defense for play against California...Special Teams: Punt, Kickoff:
His three interceptions tied for second on the team...49 return yards also second;
Tied for fifth in tackles, making 66 stops;
Ranked tied for 28th in tackles among Pac-10 defenders at 5.5 per game;
Caused a Stanford fumble near the Cougar goal line;
Picked off first pass of the season against California and also recorded a career-best 10 tackles, including one TFL;
Bettered his best game with 11 tackles at ASU and picked off his second pass of the year, returning it 35 yards;
Capped the year with his third interception of the season, returning the pick 14 yards against Washington;
Had 44 tackles in the last six games.
Husain Abdullah...born July 27, 1985, at Los Angeles...parents Yusuf and Sa'eeda Johnwell...brothers, Abbas, Hamza, Esa, Salih, Mustafa and Musa and sisters, Hajirah, Aliyyah, Aisha and Sabriah...brother Hamza malso played in WSU's defensive backfield...enjoys playing golf, video games and reading...prep golf and football clubs president...sociology major.