Overlooked for His Size, Nebraska's Abdullah Proving His Critics Wrong

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Overlooked for His Size, Nebraska's Abdullah Proving His Critics Wrong
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About a month after he signed with the one school that promised him nothing except that it saw him the way he saw himself, Ameer Abdullah still couldn't believe everyone else's eyes. Nebraska gave him an opportunity to play running back, but no one else gave him a chance, with observers assuming a 5-foot-9 prospect was destined for outside sweeps and third-down packages. He was not another roughhewn workhorse. There were I-Backs, and then there was Ameer jitterbug.

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