FAU linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair signed an undrafted free agent contract, shortly after the 2019 NFL Draft ended on Saturday, with the San Francisco 49ers.
Al-Shaair, the Owls' all-time tackles leader (395 total, 201 solo, 194 assist) and a three-time team captain led Conference USA in total tackles in 2017.
He was named the CheriBundi Boca Raton Bowl Defensive MVP the same season, after leading his Owls to a conference championship for the second time in program history and to a bowl game for the first time in nine seasons.
The senior, who will graduate next week as the first in his family to do so, was injured midway through his final collegiate campaign.
He could possibly join former FAU running back Alfred Morris ’11 in San Francisco. Morris signed with San Francisco as a free agent in 2018 but is currently a free agent again.
Former Owl Keith Reaser, a defensive back, was the first Owl to sign with the 49ers. He did so in 2014 and coincidently Reaser also had his senior season cut short due to injury.