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Remi Ayodele biography

Date of birth : 1983-04-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Grand Prairie, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-07
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Remilekun "Remi" Ayodele is an American football defensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Oklahoma.

NFL CAREER – Ayodele emerged as a full-time starter in 2009 and was as a solid, dependable contributor on the defensive front. He notched a career-high 53 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery while lining up primarily over the center. Ayodele opened 13 regular-season games and played in 15 contests, and also started two of three postseason contests. He scored his first career touchdown vs. the New York Jets last season, recovering a fumble in the end zone. Ayodele played in six games in 2008 while splitting time between the Saints' practice squad and active roster. The veteran first made an NFL roster in 2007, appearing in seven games for Dallas. He originally signed with New England as an undrafted free agent, and has also had stints with Baltimore, the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe and Atlanta before arriving in New Orleans.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Re-signed (RFA), 4/16/10; Signed to active roster, 12/20/08; Signed to Saints practice squad, 11/14/08; Waived by Saints, 11/12/08; Signed by Saints to active roster, 10/4/08; Signed by Saints to practice squad, 9/3/08; Waived by Dallas Cowboys, 8/31/08; Signed to practice squad by Dallas Cowboys, 12/14/07; Waived by Dallas, 12/11/07; Signed by Dallas, 9/11/07; Waived by Atlanta Falcons, 9/7/07; Acquired by Atlanta off of waivers from Dallas, 9/3/07; Allocated to Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe by Dallas, 2/12/07; Signed by Dallas, 2/9/07; Signed to practice squad by Baltimore Ravens, 12/5/06; Released by Dallas from practice squad, 11/27/06; Signed by Dallas to practice squad, 11/7/06; Waived by Baltimore Ravens, 9/2/06; Signed by Baltimore, 7/28/06; Waived by New England Patriots, 6/16/06; Signed by New England as an undrafted free agent, 5/8/06.

2009 – In postseason, played limited role in Super Bowl XLIV, but had banner performance in NFC Championship vs. Minnesota, posting eight stops (four solo) and a fumble recovery that led to a touchdown. Also started in divisional playoff vs. Arizona…Inactive in opener vs. Detroit…Made first career start in Week 2 at Philadelphia, Sept. 20 and had a pair of tackles…Oct. 4 vs. NY Jets, started and had six stops and scored first career TD, pouncing on a fumble by QB Mark Sanchez in the end zone…The following game had three tackles, including his first career sack, and also knocked down a pass, vs. NY Giants…Split a sack and had four stops at St. Louis, Nov. 15…At Washington had seven tackles, including one for a loss, Dec. 6…Dec. 19 had a career-high eight tackles vs. Dallas. 2008 – Appeared in six games as a reserve lineman and recorded seven tackles (two solo)…After starting season on practice squad, was signed to active roster, Oct. 4 and made Saints debut vs. Minnesota, Oct. 6…Waived and re-signed to practice squad twice, before promoted to active roster for final two contests. 2007 – Spent most of season on Cowboys active roster, appearing in seven games, before spending final four weeks on practice squad. Recorded five tackles and forced a fumble. 2006 – Originally signed as a free agent by New England and went to training camp with Baltimore…Spent time on both the Ravens and Cowboys practice squads.

COLLEGE – Played a key role as a member of Oklahoma's defensive tackle rotation from 2004-05 after transferring from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M…As a senior, started six games and finished the year with 11 tackles, six tackles for a loss, one sack and a fumble recovery…Majored in sociology.

PERSONAL – Full name: Remilekun Ayodele…Born in Grand Prairie, Texas…Played at South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas) HS…Has a brother, Akin, who entered the NFL in 2002, has played for Jacksonville, Dallas, Miami and Denver and played collegiately at Purdue.

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