|No. 33 Miami Dolphins|
|Date of birth:||June 15, 1993|
|Place of birth:||London, England|
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|High school:||Frisco (TX) Liberty|
|NFL draft:||2015 / Round: 5 / Pick: 149|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Ajayi was born in London, England to Nigerian parents and moved to Maryland in the United States when he was in fourth grade in 2000. He eventually moved to Texas, where he attended Frisco Liberty High School in Frisco. As a senior, he rushed for 2,240 yards and had 35 touchdowns. He also earned one varsity letter in track & field as a member of the 4x400-meter (3:21.75), 4x200m (1:29.44) and 4x100m (42.86) district championship teams.
Ajayi was redshirted as a true freshman at Boise State University in 2011. In October 2011, he was arrested for stealing sweatpants from Walmart and was later sentenced to five days in jail. As a redshirt freshman in 2012, he played in 11 games, rushing for 548 yards on 82 carries with four touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2013, Ajayi started 12 of 13 games, rushing for 1,425 yards on 249 carries and 18 touchdowns. As a junior in 2014, he finished ranked fourth in the nation with 1,823 rushing yards and second nationally only to Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon with 28 rushing touchdowns. He was named a first-team All-Mountain West Conference selection for the second consecutive season and earned third-team All-American honours by the Associated Press. He ended his season with a 134-yard, three touchdown performance in the Broncos' 38-30 defeat of the Arizona Wildcats in the 2014 Fiesta Bowl.
- Career Statistics
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|6 ft 0 in||221 lb||4.57 s||1.59 s||2.66 s||4.10 s||7.10 s||39 in||10 ft 1 in||19 reps|
Ajayi was drafted on the 13th pick of the 5th round #149 overall by the Miami Dolphins.
Style of play
Ajayi drinks pickle juice before and during games to prevent cramps due to its high sodium content.
- Boise State commit, Frisco Liberty's Jay Ajayi is 'the real deal'
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- Jay Ajayi - Yahoo Sports
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- Boise State's Jay Ajayi a man on a mission
- Ajayi named Associated Press third-team All-American
- Jay Ajayi, trick plays help Boise State win thrilling Fiesta Bowl
- RB Jay Ajayi to skip senior season
- "NFL draft 2015: Miami Dolphins pick London-born Jay Ajayi". BBC Sport. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2015.