Abdullah is the son of former Florida Gator linebacker Xavier McCray. He chose to matriculate from Miami's Carol City High School to Louisville, however, playing all 11 games as a reserve as a true freshman (eight tackles, one blocked kick). Abdullah started eight of 13 contests in 2019 (45 tackles, four for loss, one interception, two fumble recoveries) and seven of 11 games played in 2020 (33 tackles, seven for loss with three sacks, three forced fumbles). He burst onto the national scene with a second-team All-ACC 2021 campaign, leading the Cardinals with 17.5 tackles for loss with 10 sacks (among 61 tackles, also breaking up three passes) in 13 starts. Abdullah led the team with 14.5 tackles for loss with 9.5 sacks and tied for third nationally with four forced fumbles in 2022, garnering first-team All-ACC recognition (also posting 63 tackles, two interceptions and four pass breakups in 13 starts). -- by Chad Reuter
Abdullah, Harrison and Washington | Day 1 Rookie Minicamp | Press Conference
Day 1 of rookie minicamp is officially wrapped! Yasir Abdullah, Anton Harrison and Parker Washington share their first day experiences about getting to work and being Jaguars.
Inside the Draft Room: Yasir Abdullah Gets the Call | 2023 NFL Draft | Jacksonville Jaguars
Watch behind the scenes as Jaguars staff make the call to Yasir Abdullah on being drafted pick 136 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Jaguars select Yasir Abdullah with No. 136 pick in 2023 Draft
The Jacksonville Jaguars select Lousiville Cardinals linebacker Yasir Abdullah in Round 5 of the 2023 NFL Draft with the No. 136 overall pick (via a trade with the Chicago Bears).
1 on 1 with Yasir Abdullah | 2023 NFL Draft | Jacksonville Jaguars
Linebacker from Louisville Yasir Abdullah connects with Jaguar reporter Kainani Stevens to discuss his draft weekend and what Jaguars fans can expect from him after being drafted at 136 in the 5th round.