Akbar is currently the co-host of NBC's American Ninja Warrior as well as a studio analyst for NFL Fantasy Live & NFL AM on the NFL Network.
He played six years in the NFL, following a standout career at San Diego State University.
He previously was a college football analyst with CBS Sports and The Mountain Network. Akbar retired from the NFL in 2008 and created the Athletes for Education Foundation and Orphan Widows In Need Foundation. In 2005, Akbar completed a certified Entrepreneurial Management Program at The Wharton Business School.