Jay Ajayi is an American football running back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). When the Philadelphia Eagles won their very first Super Bowl win in Super Bowl LII, the Eagles’ star also added his name to the history books as the fifth British-born player to win a Super Bowl. Other Brits who have won a Super Bowl are Osi Umenyiora and Lawrence Tynes of the New York Giants, Marvin Allen of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Scott McCready of the Patriots.
The rapid running back played its part in overtaking the Eagles by 57 yards in the Eagles’ 41-33 victory over the Patriots in Minnesota. Proud of his English roots, Ajayi draped himself into the Union Jack to celebrate his team’s victory. He also belongs to the elite group of players in the history of the NFL, which, after OJ Simpson (1973), Earl Campbell (1980) and Ticky Barber (2005), has won three games with more than 200 stormy yards in the same season. He was also the first player in NFL history to score over 400 yards with two different teams, 465 yards with the Dolphins and 408 yards with the Eagles.
Jay Ajayi Bio (Family, Age)
Jay Ajayi was born on 15 June 1993 at Homerton Hospital in East London, England as Oluwadamilola Jonathan Ajayi. His father Ibi and his mother Kemi Ajayi were both born in Nigeria. His brother Semi Ajayi is a football player for the third-class English league one club Rotherham United.
His family moved to Maryland, USA when he was seven years old. Later they settled in Texas, where Jay attended Frisco Liberty High School in northern Dallas. Ajayi started playing American football for his high school in Frisco and was ranked 41st best running back a candidate in his class. He also played football at Boise State University and was ranked 149th by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. As a junior in 2014, he became the first Boise State University player to play over 100 yards in 10 games in a season. He is also the only player in the history of Boise State University to score over 200 yards in three games.
Jay Ajayi was taken over by the Philadelphia Eagles on October 31, 2017, shortly before the end of the trading period under an agreement with the Miami Dolphins. He is a lifelong fan of Arsenal F.C. of the English Premier League.
Jay Ajayi suffered from chronic knee pain before joining the Eagles in October 2017. During his redshirt season at Boise State University, he had torn a cruciate ligament rupture in his right anterior cruciate ligament, and when he left college, he was missing one extra practice per week due to the injury.
The injury also affected Ajayi when it was time for the NFL Draft in 2015, causing him to slide from the first few rounds into the fifth. The surgically repaired knee gave cause for concern if Ajayi would ever play in the NFL. But just like the Dolphins, the Eagles made sure Ajayi got some rest and a light workload to keep him as fit as possible during the regular season.
Moreso, Ajayi sprained his ankle in the Eagles’ game against the Minnesota Vikings in week 15. As a result, he was listed as a limited participant in one of the Eagles’ training sessions in the run-up to Super Bowl LII. However, the Eagles’ star returned to full training the week before the team’s Super Bowl victory, removing any doubts about his fitness for the all-important game.
Height and Weight
Jay Ajayi stands at a height of 6 feet and weighs 223 pounds. As you would expect from an athlete in his best years, Ajayi has a very fit body. His chest is 43 inches tall, his biceps are 16 inches in circumference, while his waist circumference is 34 inches.
Is Jay Ajayi Dating? – Girlfriend
Jay Ajayi is proud of his English roots, he makes that clear to anyone who cares. His teammates in the Eagles have also described him as a man who spreads happiness, so we’re sure he has a gentle, cheerful side as well.
However, the UK-born running back has managed to keep his romantic side away from the media. There is no information about his dating life, about anyone he has ever gone out with, or who he is currently with. There are not even images in social media that suggest a romantic relationship, and it seems that Jay Ajayi may be single.
Jay Ajayi Net Worth
Since his contract with the Dolphins runs for another two years, Jay Ajayi joined the Philadelphia Eagles shortly before the end of the trading period in October 2017. The fast-running back now earns a basic salary of 615,000 US dollars.
With the income from his football career, a clothing line owned by the running back, and some sponsorship contracts, Jay Ajayi’s net worth increases to an estimated $2 million.