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Hakim Akbar
Hakim Akbar

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Riverside, Calif.

High School:
Riverside Poly High School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
SS

Experience:
2L

Preseason Honors

  • Second-Team All-American, Street and Smith's
  • Second-Team All-American, The Sporting News

    Washington: A two-year starter and two-time letterwinner at safety ... a strong candidate for postseason honors who has received some preseason all-star honors ... named a second-team All-American in Street and Smith's 2000 preseason annual ... moved back to free safety during spring drills after playing strong safety last season ... played free safety as a true freshman ... has not redshirted a season ... hard work in the Husky weightroom has allowed him to add 15 pounds over the past year ... has drawn comparisions to former UW standout safeties Tony Parrish and Lawyer Milloy.

    1999: A second-team All-Pac-10 selection...moved to strong safety after earning freshman All-America honors in 1998 at free safety ... started all 11 games plus the Holiday Bowl vs. Kansas State...one of four defensive players to start all 11 regular-season games...tied for second on the defense with 69 total tackles...broke up six pass attempts to lead the team...forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles...named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Colorado...had 10 tackles to help limit Colorado's high-powered offense to 289 yards of total offense...had a team-high 16 tackles against Air Force...that ranked as the third-highest tackle total in the Pac-10 during the season...recorded his only interception against Arizona...had seven tackles vs. Kansas State in the Holiday Bowl ... voted the KOMO-Radio Co-Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year at the team's annual awards banquet.

    1998: Named a first-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... honorable mention Freshman All-American by The Football News ... started the season as the backup at free safety and started the final four games of the year plus the Oahu Bowl ... one of eight true freshman to see playing time during the season ... made UW debut in season-opening win at Arizona State ... recorded only interception vs. BYU ... one of five Husky players to intercept a pass during the season ... his 17-yard interception return was the longest by any UW player during the season ... 15 tackles against UCLA was team-best for the season ... registered third-highest UW tackle total on the season with 59 ... forced one fumble and recovered one fumble ... led Washington with 11 tackles vs. Air Force in Oahu Bowl ... played in all 11 regular-season games for the Huskies.

    High School and Personal: Born Aug. 11, 1980 ... an All-CIF, All-County and All-League pick as a senior ... accounted for 91 tackles ... finished the season with six interceptions and three fumble recoveries and forced seven fumbles ... received eight votes in Long Beach Press Telegram's 'Best in the West' poll ... named to the Tacoma News Tribune's 'Western 100' team ... rated number eight defensive back in Western Region by PrepStar ... coached in high school by Shane Wiley ... majoring in construction management.

    YearG-SSoloAsst.Tot.LossFCFRPDInt.Sacks
    199811-43623590-011-301-170-0
    199911-113336693-922-061-40-0
    Totals22-1569591283-933-362-210-0
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