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Tarek Muhammad Saleh (born November 7, 1974) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played for the Carolina Panthers (1997–1998) and the Cleveland Browns (1999–2001). He was born in Woodbridge, Connecticut. Saleh attended Notre Dame High School (West Haven, Connecticut) and the University of Wisconsin. He is one of the few Palestinian Americans to have played in the NFL.[1]

Tarek Saleh
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Personal information
Born: (1974-11-07) November 7, 1974 (age 44)
Woodbridge, Connecticut
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:West Haven (CT) Notre Dame
NFL Draft:1997 / Round: 4 / Pick: 122
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Return yards:97
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR


  1. ^ Jets' Oday Aboushi defends himself. ESPN. Originally published by Associated Press. 2013-07-12.

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