UCLA - One of the few seniors on the defensive unit, he enters Fall camp as a top contender for one of the outside linebacker positions ... A fine all-around athlete ... Is expected to provide senior leadership to a young unit ... Possesses a 35.5-inch vertical leap and a 10-foot standing long jump.
1998 - Played a reserve role at outside linebacker ... Made 11 tackles on the year, including one for loss ... Appeared in all 12 games (10 on defense) ... Played 52 defensive snaps against Miami following the injury to Brendon Ayanbadejo, 28 at Houston and 21 versus Wisconsin ... Made five of his tackles in the Rose Bowl.
1997 - Saw limited action after switching from running back to strong safety during Spring Practice ... Played 11 defensive snaps versus Houston and seven at Texas ... Also contributed on special teams ... Made two tackles on the season.
1996 - Did not see action but practiced at tailback.
1995 - Spent his first year rehabilitating his knee from surgery due to an injury suffered during his senior year in high school ... Spent his time with the defensive backs ... Cleared to practice the final few weeks of the season ... Has two years of eligibility remaining.
HIGH SCHOOL - Earned three letters at St. Joseph High for coaches Greg Fields and Wayne King at running back and free safety ... Selected first team All-American by Blue Chips Illustrated and rated as the No. 6 running back in the West in 1994 ... Also named to Super Prep's All-America team ... Named to the All-CIF Division IX team ... Earned all-area, all-county and all-league honors in three straight seasons, 1992-94 ... Named all-area MVP in 1994 and all-county MVP in 1993 ... Finished his prep career as the second all-time leading rusher and scorer in Santa Barbara county ... Rushed for 4,262 yards in his career, scoring 55 touchdowns and 338 points ... Named team's top offensive back in 1994 and team MVP in 1993 ... In 1994, he rushed for 1,348 yards and 20 touchdowns ... Had career game bests of five touchdowns, 339 yards rushing and three interceptions ... Lettered two years in basketball for coaches Richard King and Ed Torres ... Named Mr. Defense in basketball for the 1993-94 season ... Lettered four years in track for coaches Greg Sarkisian and Stacey Brunnel ... Named track team MVP in 1994.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Ali Abdul Azziz ... Parents: Lateef and Shakoora Azziz ... Born: December 6, 1976 in Pensacola, FL ... Has one brother, Lateef and one sister, Amirah ... Former Florida State linebacker Derrick Brooks is a relative ... Would like to pursue a career in broadcasting after his playing days ... Earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll in Fall 1997 with his 3.70 GPA ... History major.
Varsity Statistics - A. Abdul Azziz
Tackles Year TT T-AT Sacks TFL INT 1998 11 7-4 0 1-5 0-0