Rahim Alem Death – EX-Louisiana State University (LSU) football player Rahim Alem of New Orleans has sadly passed away on Sunday 17th December 2023. He died leaving family, friends and all that knew him in shock and disbelief. He was confirmed dead through a p0ost share on Monday that says “We lost a great frat brother on Sunday morning ! I love you Rahim Alem! You had and amazing heart and love to smile!! RIP in the Omega Chapter”. The actual cause of Rahim Alem’s death was not mentioned.
Rahim Alem Birth
Rahim Akil Alem, born on February 25, 1987, in New Orleans to Al and Patti Jones, hails from a family with a strong football background. His father, a high school principal, excelled as a defensive end at Tulane, earning recognition as a blue-chip player among the nation’s best. Notably, he lettered for the Green Wave from 1976 to 1978. In 2004, Rahim emerged as the second-best prospect in Louisiana, showcasing his skills as a standout defensive end. His achievements include being named the MVP of the Bayou Bowl, an esteemed all-star game between Louisiana and Texas.
Collegefootballnews.com ranked him as the nation’s seventh-best defensive end, and he secured a spot on prestigious lists such as the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and the New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 20 Blue-Chip. Rahim’s high school career culminated in a 5A first-team all-state selection and recognition on Tom Lemming’s Prep All-America team in 2004.
Rahim Alem Football Career
His senior year statistics were impressive, with 79 tackles, eight sacks, and a demonstration of his athleticism through three blocked kicks. The preceding junior season was equally remarkable, featuring 70 tackles, including 30 for losses, and 11 sacks. Transitioning to collegiate play, Rahim played in six games during his initial year, contributing with tackles and tackles for loss. His sophomore season showcased his prowess as he played in all 13 games, securing 12 starts at right defensive end. In this period, he accumulated 34 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for losses, and 4.5 sacks.
Rahim’s standout performance against Vanderbilt in week 2 earned him the title of SEC Defensive Player of the Week. Notable highlights include seven tackles, a sack, and a pass breakup in the Vanderbilt victory, as well as five tackles, two tackles for losses, and a sack against Louisiana Tech. His impact extended beyond statistics, with five quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles during the season. Rahim’s contributions were recognized on a national stage as he played for the East squad in the East-West Shrine Game, registering two quarterback hurries.
Rahim Alem’s obituary will be released by the family
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