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Remi Ayodele

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Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-04-22) April 22, 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth: Grand Prairie, Texas
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Career information
College: Oklahoma
Undrafted: 2006
Career history
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Career highlights and awards
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Tackles: 89
Sacks: 4.0
INTs: 0
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Remilekun "Remi" Ayodele (born April 22, 1983) is a former American football defensive tackle. Ayodele was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Oklahoma.

Ayodele has also been a member of the Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, and Minnesota Vikings. He is the younger brother of NFL linebacker Akin Ayodele.[1]

Early years

Ayodele attended South Grand Prairie High School in Grand Prairie, Texas and was a letterman in football. He is of Nigerian descent.

Professional career

Ayodele went undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft, but signed as a free agent, first to the New England Patriots, then the Baltimore Ravens, and then to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad before being released in November 2006. After being released he was then re-signed by the Dallas Cowboys to a two-year deal.

Atlanta Falcons

After being cut by the Dallas Cowboys in the summer of 2007, he signed with Atlanta Falcons.

Second stint with Cowboys

After being cut by Atlanta in September 2007, he was immediately re-signed and re-sessioned by the Dallas Cowboys to serve as a backup to Jay Ratliff, who was changing positions to starting nose tackle after Jason Ferguson suffered a season-ending injury. Ayodele was cut on December 11, 2007.

New Orleans Saints

The Saints waived him on November 11, 2008. He was re-signed to the practice squad the following week. On October 4, 2009 Ayodele scored his first touchdown after defensive lineman Will Smith (American football) forced Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez to fumble. Ayodele recovered the ball and returned it for a touchdown. On January 24, 2010 he recovered a fumble in the NFC Championship Game.

Minnesota Vikings

Ayodele signed a three-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings on July 28, 2011. He was released on March 21, 2012.[2]

Second stint with Saints

On May 7, 2012, Ayodele returned to the Saints with a one-year contract.[3] On August 27, 2012, Ayodele was cut by the Saints.[4]


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