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Akeem Ayers

Akeem Ayers

American football player
Akeem Ayers
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American football player
Is American football player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 10 July 1989, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Age 31 years
Star sign Cancer
Stats
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 255 lbs
Education
Verbum Dei High School
Sports Teams
Tennessee Titans
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Akeem Christopher Ayers (born July 10, 1989) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at UCLA and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He has also played for the St. Louis Rams, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, and won Super Bowl XLIX with the New England Patriots.

High school career

Ayers attended Verbum Dei High School in Los Angeles, where he played for the Verbum Dei Eagles high school football team. He won a CIF championship during his senior season.

College career

Ayers played for UCLA in college. Ayers is known for his athletic interceptions for touchdowns, one in the 2009 season against Oregon and one against Temple in the 2009 EagleBank Bowl. The latter was the game-winning score of the bowl game and helped him earn MVP honors. In a post-game interview, he admitted that he slipped, and was just trying to rush the passer on his game-changing play. As he got up, he saw the quarterback looking to pass, jumped up, and pulled in the pass for an interception and score.

On September 18, 2010, Ayers had a key interception against #23 Houston in UCLA's first win against a ranked opponent since 2008. The following week on September 25, he played a key role in the Bruins' second upset against a ranked opponent in a victory over No. 7 ranked Texas Longhorns 34–12 in front of more 101,000 fans in Austin, Texas. Ayers had a key interception, seven tackles, a forced fumble, and a sack. He was named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week on September 27. At the end of the 2010 season, his junior year, he entered for the NFL draft.

Year Total Tackles Solo Tackles Sacks Tackles for Loss Interceptions DefTD
2008 40 28 4.0 5.0 0 0
2009 75 55 6 13.0 4 3*
2010 68 45 4 10 2 0
TOTALS 183 128 13 29.5 6 3

Professional career

Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 2 2 in
(1.89 m)
254 lb
(115 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.70 s 1.62 s 2.83 s 4.28 s 7.19 s 2 in
(0.01 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
22 reps
All values from UCLA Pro Day

Tennessee Titans

Ayers was selected 39th overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2011 NFL Draft.

New England Patriots

On October 21, 2014, the Titans traded Ayers along with a seventh round draft pick in the 2015 NFL Draft to the New England Patriots for a sixth round draft choice. In each of his first two games with New England, Ayers recorded a sack.

Ayers won Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots after they defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24.

St. Louis Rams

Ayers with the Rams in 2015.

On March 12, 2015, Ayers signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Rams. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Rams as part of final roster cuts.

Indianapolis Colts

Ayers signed a two-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts on September 6, 2016. On September 2, 2017, Ayers was released during final roster cuts.

New York Giants

On November 14, 2017, Ayers signed with the New York Giants.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 16 Mar 2021. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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