On April 28, 2018, Azeem’s dream is made a reality; he is selected by one of his favorite teams, the Oakland Raiders. Azeem was elated when he heard his name called as the Raider’s 6th Round draft pick. Within minutes, the call from Head Coach Jon Gruden, and for the next several hours Azeem called everyone who made a difference in his life, family, former coaches, friends and mentors. He was walking on air for the rest of the afternoon and night. He celebrated with best friend and former UDUB teammate, Keishawn Bierria, who was drafted right after Azeem to the Denver Broncos. Both families enjoyed a great afternoon and evening of BBQ, good conversation and lots of laughter.

Woke up & realized I’m a Raider! Still surreal to me. May the power of the of the Dark side be with me. Can’t wait!!