Athlete Spotlight: Saad Abdulazeez adds support in trenches and catches passes


Photo by Lifetouch

Junior Saad Abdulazeez transferred to WEGO two years ago and has been leaving his mark on the athletics program ever since.

By Brittany Saenz and Chuck Baumgartner

When did you transfer to WEGO? What school did you attend before?

I was homeschooling freshman year, and transferred here my sophomore year.

What sport do you play?

I play football.

How long have you been playing football at WEGO?

I’ve been playing at West Chicago for two years. 

Did you participate in any youth leagues or programs growing up?

I didn’t play in any leagues – just played with friends growing up.

Abdulazeez at the Wildcats’ homecoming game against Glenbard East on October 1st. (Photo by Nicole Fields)

What made you decide to join the sport at WEGO?

I grew up playing football, watching football, so I just wanted to play it. Get the full experience. 

What do you like most about football?

Going out, having fun, and just playing the sport you love.

What has been your most memorable experience playing football at WEGO?

Probably the last game of sophomore season.  I had to switch positions and learn the playbook. That’s one of the best memories I’ve had so far.

Who is your favorite athlete in football and why?

Davante Adams because I’ve believed in him when he as a rookie and almost got cut, and now [he] is the best wide receiver in the NFL.