Seyi Ajirotutu

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Seyi Ajirotutu
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Ajirotutu with the San Diego Chargers
No. 89, 19, 13, 16
Position: Wide receiver / Special teamer
Personal information
Born: (1987-06-12) June 12, 1987 (age 31)
El Dorado Hills, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: El Dorado Hills (CA) Oak Ridge
College: Fresno State
Undrafted: 2010
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 25
Receiving yards: 424
Receiving average: 17.0
Receiving touchdowns: 3
Total tackles: 46
Forced fumbles: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

Oluseyi Ajirotutu (born June 12, 1987) is a former American football wide receiver and special teamer. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Fresno State. He is of Nigerian origin.

Ajirotutu has also played for the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles.

Early years

Ajirotutu attended Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, California from 2001 to 2005. As a junior, Ajirotutu was selected to the First-Team All-League as a defensive back after making 70 tackles and picking off five passes. As a senior during the 2004-2005 season, he caught 77 passes for 1,205 yards and 17 touchdowns, leading all divisions in the Sac-Joaquin section. Ajirotutu had a monster game in the section championship against Del Oro with six receptions for 194 yards and three touchdowns, and at safety he made 15 tackles, eight of them solo. At season's end, he was selected as the Most Valuable Player on the Sacramento Bee All-Metro team after leading Oak Ridge to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship. Additionally, Ajirotutu was selected as the Sierra Conference co-Defensive Player of the Year after tallying 95 tackles, five interceptions and a blocked punt. Ajirotutu was a two-year varsity letter winner and was selected to both the Cal-Hi Sports second-team all-state and the first-team All-NorCal.[citation needed]

College career

In 2005, he redshirted as a freshman. In 2009, he was selected Second Team All-Western Athletic Conference as voted on by the WAC head coaches. Ajirotutu led the Bulldogs with 48 receptions for 671 yards and seven touchdowns.[citation needed]

Professional career

San Diego Chargers (2010)

Ajirotutu was not selected in the 2010 NFL Draft but joined the team shortly after as an undrafted free agent. Ajirotutu received playing time due to the many injuries. He had a breakout game during week 9 on November 7, 2010 when he caught 4 catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns in the Chargers win over the Houston Texans. He ended the season with 13 catches for 262 yards and two touchdowns. He was waived on September 3, 2011.[citation needed]

Carolina Panthers (2011)

On September 4, 2011, he was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers.

On August 31, 2012, the day directly following their final preseason game in 2012, he was cut by the Panthers.[citation needed]

San Diego Chargers (2012−2014)

On October 29, 2012, Ajirotutu was again signed by the Chargers after Richard Goodman was put on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. Ajirotutu would later be placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the 2012 season.

On August 16, 2013, Ajirotutu was re-signed by the San Diego Chargers.[1] On November 24, he caught a game-winning touchdown pass with 24 seconds left on the clock against the Kansas City Chiefs.

In 2014, he was voted by his teammates as the Chargers' Special Teams Player of the Year[2]

Philadelphia Eagles (2015)

On April 7, 2015, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Ajirotutu to a one-year deal. [3]

Career Statistics

Year Team Games Rec. Tgts. Rec. Yards Avg. Long TDs First Downs Fum. Fum. Lost
2010 SD 10 13 23 262 20.2 55 2 12 0 0
2011 CAR 14 1 2 4 4.0 4 0 1 0 0
2012 SD 3 3 4 45 15.0 28 0 2 0 0
2013 SD 14 3 4 64 21.3 26 1 3 0 0
Total Total 41 20 33 375 18.8 55 3 18 0 0

[4]

Personal life

Seyi has been married to Autumn Ajirotutu since 2012, who currently appears on the E! reality show WAGS. They are the parents to twin girls Londyn and Laiyah.

His father, Leke, was born in Nigeria.[5]

References

  1. ^ Henne, Ricky (August 16, 2013). "Look Who's Back with the Bolts..." Chargers.com. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  2. ^ Henne, Ricky (December 29, 2014). "2014 Team Player Awards Announced". Chargers.com. Archived from the original on December 31, 2014.
  3. ^ Berman, Zach (April 7, 2015). "DB E.J. Biggers, WR Seyi Ajirotutu sign with Eagles". philly.com. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "Seyi Ajirotutu Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Chargers bio". Retrieved 4 December 2017.

External links

  • Fresno State Bulldogs football bio
  • San Diego Chargers bio
  • cbssports.com
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