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If Abdullah rushes for 1,000 yards, he’ll pass Green on the school’s career chart. Abdullah would need 1,804 yards to break Mike Rozier’s record of 4,780.

While Abdullah makes it a point to downplay his statistics, he said it’s an honor to have his name alongside some of the other great backs who have come through Lincoln.

“You walk through the hallways every day. We see Mike Rozier, Johnny Rodgers, even though he played more receiver, and we see the Ahman Greens,” Abdullah said. “We understand the legacy here is really strong at the running back position. You want to hold yourself to that level.”