Ayanbadejo catches a pass at the Chicago Bears 2007 Training Camp
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|Date of birth:||March 5, 1975|
|Place of birth:||Chicago, Illinois|
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|College:||San Diego State|
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Obafemi Devin Ayanbadejo (/ /; born March 5, 1975) is a former American football fullback. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 1997. He played college football at San Diego State.
Ayanbadejo also played for the Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals and has been on the offseason roster of the Chicago Bears. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV. He is the older brother of NFL linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo.
Ayanbadejo was signed to the practice squad of the Baltimore Ravens the following season, where he remained before being activated to the regular season roster late in the year. However he got put on the injured reserve late in November due to a toe injury. Ayanbadejo was released by the Ravens after the 2001 season.
Ayanbadejo signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2003, appearing in 16 games (two starts) and catching 12 passes for 53 yards. His brother, Brendon Ayanbadejo, was a linebacker for the Dolphins that season.
On March 6, 2006, the Cardinals re-signed Obafemi Ayanbadejo to a two-year extension, though he was cut three months later.
In August 2007, Ayanbadejo was suspended for the first four games of the 2007 season after testing positive for a banned substance. Following his suspension, he was released from the Bears' roster.