Malik Mustapha

American football player (born 2002)

American football player
Malik Mustapha
No. 43 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (2002-06-25) June 25, 2002 (age 22)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Weddington
(Weddington, North Carolina)
College:Richmond (2020)
Wake Forest (2021–2023)
NFL draft:2024 / Round: 4 / Pick: 124
Career history
  • San Francisco 49ers (2024–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2023)
Player stats at PFR

Malik Mustapha (born June 25, 2002) is an American football safety for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Richmond Spiders and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. He was selected by the 49ers in the fourth round of the 2024 NFL draft.

Early life

Mustapha attended Weddington High School in Weddington, North Carolina.[1] As a senior, he had 68 tackles and five interceptions. He committed to the University of Richmond to play college football.

College career

Mustapha played at Richmond for one year before transferring to Wake Forest University.[2] He played at Wake Forest from 2021 to 2023.[3][4] During his career he had 175 tackles, three interceptions and four sacks over 35 games. Mustapha entered the 2024 NFL draft.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 10+18 in
(1.78 m)
209 lb
(95 kg)
30+18 in
(0.77 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.54 s 1.58 s 2.57 s 41.5 in
(1.05 m)
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
22 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[5][6]

Mustapha was selected 124th overall in the 2024 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. The Dallas Cowboys initially held possession of the 124th pick until it was traded to the 49ers in exchange for Trey Lance.[7]

References

  1. ^ O'Neill, Michael Wayne (September 21, 2022). "Former Weddington teammates compete this weekend". Enquirer Journal. Retrieved March 3, 2024.
  2. ^ Johns, Les (May 14, 2021). "BREAKING: Richmond transfer DB Malik Mustapha commits to Wake Forest". 247Sports.com. Retrieved March 3, 2024.
  3. ^ Snow, Jerry (December 24, 2022). "Weddington's Mustapha has 6 tackles in Wake Forest's bowl win". Enquirer Journal. Retrieved March 3, 2024.
  4. ^ Dell, John (December 5, 2023). "Wake Forest Notebook: Two Demon Deacons make Associated Press All-ACC second team". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved June 9, 2024.
  5. ^ "Malik Mustapha Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  6. ^ "2024 NFL Draft Scout Malik Mustapha College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  7. ^ Madson, Kyle (April 27, 2024). "49ers add secondary help, select Wake Forest S Malik Mustapha with 124th overall pick". Niners Wire. USA Today. Retrieved May 27, 2024.

External links

  • San Francisco 49ers bio
  • Richmond Spiders bio
  • Wake Forest Demon Deacons bio
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