Saleem Rasheed, a middle backer for the Calgary Stampeder’s of the Canadian Football League, often speaks about the importance of his Muslim faith in his first turbulent year in the CFL. Despite a grueling game schedule, he fasted while playing full-time during the month of Ramadan. Rasheed explains that “People who are deeply religious are very passionate people. I want to apply my religious beliefs into my passion for the game.” Rasheed was born in Alabama.

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