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Boise State Roster Countdown 2022: Day 91, Ahmed Hassanein

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Here at OBNUG, we’re working overtime to get these countdowns pushed out on schedule. Sometimes that means we’re working on the countdown, sometimes it just means we’re super late and relying on teamwork to get things published. We’re not saying which today was, but we will tell you it’s time for another defensive tackle on today’s countdown —Ahmed Hassanein

#91, Ahmed Hassanein, Sophomore, DL

Ahmed Hassanein

Stats

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 290 lbs. (+20)

High School: Loara High School, Anaheim, CA

How’d he get to The Blue™?

Born in the OC, Ahmed moved to Egypt when he was 6 (https://www.ocregister.com/2020/12/16/loaras-ahmed-hassanein-completes-switft-recruiting-journey-to-sign-with-boise-state/). After some turbulent time in his teens, Ahmed moved back to the US to live with his older brother, Cory Besch, a football coach and instructional aide at Loara High. Besch had played his college ball with Spencer Danielson, which gave the Broncos an inside track recruiting the quick-learning Hassanein.

Despite a litany of offers for the 3-star defensive lineman, in the end he chose Boise State because of his relationship with Coach Danielson.

Nickname

“Mr. Universe”

Being ranked #1 in his CrossFit age group in Egypt was no accident https://www.prepredzone.com/2020/10/prospect-spotlight-loara-dt-ahmed-hassanein/

Look-alike

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After much deliberation, our top-secret algorithms determined Ahmed is a close comparison to LOST’s Naveen Andrews.

Career Highlights

After much deliberation, our top-secret algorithms determined Ahmed is a close comparison to LOST’s Naveen Andrews.

2022 Prospectus

Last year, we predicted Mr. Hassanein might need some bulk from the weight room and nutritionist before he got much field time. Not only did he add on to his already impressive frame, he even snuck in some game reps with appearances in 4 games.

While joining the starting rotation is probably out of the question, Hassenein seems to be developing into a capable backup for fifth-years Scott Matlock, Jackson Cravens, and Divine Obichere. Look for Ahmed to work his way into the steady playtime rotation, and breathe a little easier about the defensive tackle depth going forward.

Is he on Twitter?

Absolutely! Follow him @A_Hassanein91

Completely made up fact

Ahmed founded a secret group of Ahmed Hassanein’s on Facebook. Mostly they argue about the World Cup and set up FIFA ‘21 tournaments. There are over 2,000 members.