29 Facts About Jay Ajayi

1. Jay Ajayi is definitely proud of his English roots, he makes that clear to anyone who cares to pay attention.

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2. Jay Ajayi was acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles on October 31, 2017, just before the trade deadline in a deal with the Miami Dolphins.

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3. Jay Ajayi is an American football running back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.

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4. Jay Ajayi holds dual British and Nigerian nationality and is of African-American ethnicity.

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5. Jay Ajayi has kept his personal life private and out of the spotlight.

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6. Jay Ajayi is just four months removed from ACL surgery, which ended his season with the Philadelphia Eagles and hindered his opportunity for a big payday on the free agent market.

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7. Jay Ajayi had just 74 yards total in his next two games, and through Week 8 was the only NFL rusher with 100+ carries yet to record a rushing touchdown.

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8. Jay Ajayi was ranked 69th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017 list by his fellow players.

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9. Jay Ajayi finished his rookie season with 49 carries for 187 yards and one touchdown.

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10. Jay Ajayi was the 14th of 22 running backs selected in that year's draft.

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11. Jay Ajayi is the only player in Boise State history with three games of 200+ yards rushing.

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12. Jay Ajayi finished his collegiate career with 678 rushes for 3,796 yards and 50 rushing touchdowns, which ranked third, third, and tied for second on the Boise State career lists.

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13. Jay Ajayi was named a first-team All-Mountain West Conference selection for the second consecutive season and earned third-team All-American honors by the Associated Press.

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14. Jay Ajayi finished the season ranked fifth in the nation with a school-record 1,823 rushing yards and second nationally only to Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon with 28 rushing touchdowns.

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15. Jay Ajayi had 82 rushes for 548 yards and four touchdowns, including 118 yards and a touchdown on just six carries against New Mexico in his second career game.

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16. Jay Ajayi was redshirted as a true freshman at Boise State University in 2011.

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17. Jay Ajayi played college football at Boise State and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

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18. Jay Ajayi was born on June 15, 1993 and is an English-born American football running back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.

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19. On October 8, 2018, Jay Ajayi was placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL during Week 5 against the Vikings.

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20. On October 31, 2017, Jay Ajayi was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2018 fourth round draft pick.

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21. Jay Ajayi entered the 2017 season as the Dolphins' top running back.

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22. In Week 16, on Christmas Eve, Jay Ajayi recorded a third 200-yard game, again at the expense of the Buffalo Bills, including a 57-yard rush to set Andrew Franks up to kick a game-winning field goal in overtime.

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23. Jay Ajayi was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week two weeks in a row for his 200+ rushing yards in back-to-back games in Weeks 6 and 7.

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24. Jay Ajayi was drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft with the 149th overall pick by the Miami Dolphins.

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25. On December 21, 2014, Jay Ajayi announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

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26. Jay Ajayi attended and played college football for Boise State from 2011 to 2014.

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27. Jay Ajayi was born in London, England, on June 15, 1993, to Nigerian parents and moved to Maryland in the United States when he was seven years old in 2000.

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28. Jay Ajayi is with the Philadelphia Eagles in London, coming out onto Wembley Stadium with this teammates as the Eagles are set to take the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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29. Jay Ajayi became a valuable piece for an Eagles team headed towards a Super Bowl.

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