Two Time NFL Pro Bowler Wide Receiver Muhsin Muhammad for the Chicago Bears # 87Hi, this is Muhsin Muhammad II and welcome to my official website. This website contains pictures, videos, journals and personal information about me that you can’t get anywhere else. I will tell you about my family, hobbies, friends and most important my faith. So without wasting anymore time, let’s get started.

I was born in 1973 in Lansing, MI. I am the second oldest of three children. My sister Malikah lives in North Carolina and my brother Abdullah resides in Michigan. My father (Muhsin I) and mother (Marian) also make Michigan their home. My wife Christa and I have six children, four girls and two boys (Jordan, Chase, Journey, Muhsin III, Maddon and Kennedy). Outside of faith, I believe that family is the most important thing in life. My family is not only the source of my power and strength, but is the reason I work as hard as I do and have accomplished what I have throughout my career. Most people assume that with my Arabic name that I am Muslim, when in fact I am Christian. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. He is the glue in my marriage and my ultimate role model for my life. My favorite verse in the Bible is Romans: 6.

When I was a kid growing up in Lansing, I used to love to go fishing. Often I would go to a local park named Sharp Park to fish at the pond there or I would go across the street from my house to fish in the Grand River at Grand Woods Park. That was my favorite place to go as a child. When I wasn’t rolling up my pants to go wading up the river, I was catching frogs, snakes and turtles.

In the winter, there was an enormous hill in the park that my friends and I would sled down. Some days we would sled until our fingers and toes would get frostbitten. When I really felt adventurous, I would ride my bike to downtown Lansing where there was a fish ladder. I would have a pole in one hand and a small tackle box in the other. There was a bait store just up the street from the fish ladder but I would usually dig up my own worms the night before to save money. The fish ladder was the coolest thing to a young fisherman. You could actually see fish like salmon, trout and walleye attempting to jump up this manmade ladder embedded in the side of the river.

There was a huge dam that went across the river but the best place to see the fish was on the side where the fish ladder was. The fish ladder started at the base of the dam and circled around until it reached the top of the dam. There were step that you could walk up and watch the fish jump up the ladder. The entire ladder was about 200ft. and it was the best place to go fishing. I would usually catch bluegills, bass and catfish. If I really got lucky, I would hook a big salmon that would take me all day to reel in. That was the start of my love for the outdoors.

Muhsin Muhammad with wife Christa, Jordan Taylor, Chase Soen, Kennedy Rain, and Muhsin IIIWhen I wasn’t fishing or catching local wildlife, I was at Sharp Park playing basketball. Basketball and soccer were my first loves. I started playing both at a very young age. As a kid I attended Magic Johnson’s basketball camps. There were a lot of good athletes from my home town, but Magic Johnson was the first real superstar. Magic hosted basketball camps every summer. I used to love to meet all the celebrity athletes at the camp including all his Los Angles Lakers teammates. They would sign autographs for us and talk to us about the importance of education and working hard. That experience had a long lasting impression on my life.

When I entered 8th grade I started playing football. We didn’t have a team at my school so I had to travel across town to join a Pop Warner team. The name of my first team was the Miller Breakers. I had very little experience but I was a good athlete and I was tough. I played defensive end and offensive guard. At that point, I think I liked defense more than I liked offense. Something about rushing the quarterback and making tackles excited me, but that was soon to change.

My first year in high school I played both linebacker and tight end. That was the first time I had a chance to get the ball in my hands and I loved it. Being a tight end was the first time I played a skilled position and it was a new experience for me. We weren’t really a passing team but they would throw me jump balls and I would use my basketball skills to jump up and catch the football. We went undefeated my freshman year. My sophomore year I was moved from junior varsity to varsity and was strictly a running back. For my junior and senior seasons I played running back and linebacker.

During High School I also ran track. My races were the Open 200, the 4x100 and 4x200 relays, the long jump and the high jump. I was a small forward on the basketball team and I boxed for two years at 156 pounds for the city team where I won a silver gloves championship.

High school was really fun and I was a good enough athlete to get a full scholarship to attend Michigan State University. On my way to college my father gave the best advice I ever received. He told me that I should switch from running back to wide receiver. At the time the NFL was changing from small receivers to big receivers and he told me that is where he saw me prospering. At the time I thought it sounded strange but I took his advice and the rest is history.

I played my college football at Michigan State University as a wide receiver and was drafted in 1996 by the Carolina Panthers. After 2 mediocre seasons, I really broke out. I averaged around a thousand yards per season from 1998-2000, then after an off year in 2001, I really got back on track. I played in Super Bowl XXXVIII in January 2004 then during the 2004-05 season I exploded to lead the NFL with 1,405 receiving yards. That year I notched a career high and league-leading 16 receiving touchdowns as well, earning a Pro Bowl selection.

In February 2005, I left Carolina and agreed to a six-year deal with the Chicago Bears. By that time I held all of the Panthers' receiving records, including catches (578), receiving yards (7,751), 100-yard games (26), the top three single-game yardage totals (192, 189, 179) and was tied with Wesley Walls at 44 touchdown receptions.

I was an NFL Europe color commentator for FOX television during the 2002 and 2003 campaigns. I also served as a 2004 post-season correspondent and 2005 draft analyst for the NFL Network and during the 2005 season I was fortunate enough to co-host a local radio show called "Bears All-Access" with teammate Charles Tillman. I also hosted a segment on Comcast sportsnet called "hangin with the Moose" . That led to My own show in 2006 called "Countdown to Kickoff" with my co-host Pat Boyle

My dedication to my faith and family prompted me to start my own charitable foundation, The M2 Foundation for Kids. This organization is dedicated to enhancing the educational and physical development of children. Through creative and positive interaction with young people the organization's goal is to motivate and help youth improve educational achievement and develop personal competencies for becoming healthy productive adults.

I have also partnered with my former Carolina teammates Stephen Davis, Mike Rucker and Mike Minter to open the Ruckus House Learning Center which is a 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art child development facility in Harrisburg, NC. I served as the local spokesperson for Muscular Dystrophy Association in Charlotte, NC and through my 5-year relationship with the organization I helped to raise funds and awareness for the group. I also conduct an annual football camp that raises money for Muscular Dystrophy along with a Christmas toy drive.

Last but not least, I serve as spokesperson for Men For Change, a group that generates money and awareness for a battered women's shelter. I was named the Panthers "Man of the Year" in 1999 for my efforts in the community which continue to this day.

When I’m not playing football or helping out with my charities I spend as much time with my family as possible and I still enjoy hunting, fishing, and the outdoors just as much as I did when I was a kid.

Thanks for visiting my site, I hope you enjoy it.
Muhsin Muhammad II
The M2 Foundation For Kids was started by Muhsin Muhammad in 1999 and is dedicated to enhancing the educational, physical, and spiritual development of children. Our goal is to motivate and help young people to improve educational achievements and develop confidence for becoming healthy, productive adults. The M2 Foundation is committed to motivating youths to overcome barriers through planned sessions and workshops. We assist children in realizing their dreams and reaching their full potential. Visit the official M2 Foundation website for more information.

 
Join nationally recognized sports performance coach Jeremy Boone and two time NFL Pro Bowl player Muhsin Muhammad as they give you an inside look into some of the training methods and specific exercises they use to help improve on-the-field performance.