Montana, John Elway, Dan Marino, Payton Manning?… when you think of
the all-time passing leader in college football none of the names
above compare to the numbers Zamir Amin has put up on the football
has become one of the top quarterbacks in the country. The
"West Coast Offense" that the team runs is well suited
to them and they take advantage of what defenses give them.
you look at Zamir, he doesn't look like a quarterback," said
Kannapu, who is in his first season as head coach having
previously worked as an assistant with the team before moving to
both the high school and Arena games. "They say he's too
short or he's too slow, but he makes things happen. He understands
what to do. You add that to Nathan Jackson, who is a special
player. He has a knack for catching a ball, jumping over people
and doing all the little things you need."
to Afghanland.com's sources, Amin
was born in Afghanistan and when he was an infant his family
migrated to United States. Amin was raised in Hayward and later
moved to Fremont (an area known as little Kabul) in suburbs of San
Francisco. He attended Kennedy High School where he was taught the
sport by a cousin when he was nine and has been a quarterback
since his pee-wee days. The numbers have been good since he came
to Menlo College as a transfer from nearby Chabot Junior College
in Hayward California, but Amin wants the championship that has
always eluded him.
was awarded the highest honor any individual player could achieve
in college football, being an “ALL AMERICAN”. "It's a
nice accomplishment," said Amin of being named preseason
All-America by D3football.com, "but now I have to back it up.
If we don't do it this year, than it is all for naught."
On October 7th 2000 Zamir Amin passed for 723
vs. Cal Lutheran which broke the record set by University of
Houston Quarterback David Klingler.
Amin set the NCAA All-Divisions and School Single Game Passing
mark at 731 yards. Zamir also set school records and ranked among
the Nation's best with 424.4 yards per game, and number 5 in
Passing Efficiency with a 69.5%
after the September 11th 2001 attacks on New York
and Washington, hate mongers didn’t see Amin as an “All
American” but as a target of hatred and bigotry. Zamir Amin, who
is Muslim and a native of Afghanistan, has become a fabulously
successful player, and his family has become a victim of
disgruntled Americans with hate mails and taunts, but that
didn’t stop him from perusing his dreams of being a Quarterback
in Professional Football Leagues.Source: Afghanland.com