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9D  Malkaam Muhammad
Malkaam Muhammad

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
St. Joseph, Mo.

Last College:
Iowa Western CC, Iowa

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 228

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
1L


UW This Season: Muhammad ended the spring campaign as the No. 3 strongside linebacker on the final depth chart.

2013: Muhammad was a productive member of the linebacking corps and had eight tackles in 11 games.

Junior College: Muhammad played at Iowa Western Community College in 2011 and redshirted in 2012. Iowa Western captured the 2012 National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship, with a perfect 12-0 record. As a freshman in 2011, Muhammad recorded 38 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks. Iowa Western was 9-2 in 2011, and ended the season ranked No. 7 in the final NJCAA national poll. He played for head coach Scott Strohmeier at Iowa Western.

High School: As a high school senior at Central High School in St. Joseph, Mo., Muhammad earned First Team All-State, All-District and All-City honors. He played linebacker, running back and returned kicks. Muhammad rushed for more than 1,500 yards as a running back his senior season. He was also a team captain as a senior. As a junior, he rushed for more than 1,000 yards. He was a four-year letterman in football and track at Central High School, and played for head football coach Jeff Wallace.

Personal: Born March 14, 1992, he is the son of Jamma and Marcell Jackson, Jr. He has one sibling -- his older brother Ghaali, who was a linebacker and running back at Wyoming from 2009-12. His cousin, Martin Rucker, was an outstanding tight end at Missouri from 2004-07. His cousin, Mike Rucker, was a talented defensive end, who played at Nebraska from 1995-98. Muhammad was also recruited by Colorado State, Nevada and Western Kentucky. He is pursuing a degree in social sciences at UW.

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