Ayanbadejo catches a pass at the Chicago Bears 2007 Training Camp
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|Date of birth:March 5, 1975|
|Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois|
|Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)|
|College: San Diego State|
|Undrafted in 1997|
|Debuted in 1998 for the Minnesota Vikings|
|Last played in 2009 for the California Redwoods|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2008|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Career UFL statistics as of 2009|
|Stats at UFL-Football.com|
Obafemi Devin Ayanbadejo (//; born March 5, 1975) is a former American football fullback. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 1997. He played college football at San Diego State.
Ayanbadejo has also played for the Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals and has been on the offseason roster of the Chicago Bears. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV. He is the older brother of NFL linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo.
Early years[edit | edit source]
College career[edit | edit source]
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Minnesota Vikings[edit | edit source]
Baltimore Ravens[edit | edit source]
Ayanbadejo was signed to the practice squad of the Baltimore Ravens the following season, where he remained before being activated to the regular season roster late in the year. However he got put on the injured reserve late in November due to a toe injury. Ayanbadejo was released by the Ravens after the 2001 season.
Miami Dolphins[edit | edit source]
Ayanbadejo signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2003, appearing in 16 games (two starts) and catching 12 passes for 53 yards. His brother, Brendon Ayanbadejo, was a linebacker for the Dolphins that season.
Arizona Cardinals[edit | edit source]
On March 6, 2006, the Cardinals re-signed Obafemi Ayanbadejo to a two-year extension, though he was cut three months later.
Chicago Bears[edit | edit source]
In August 2007, Ayanbadejo was suspended for the first four games of the 2007 season after testing positive for a banned substance. Following his suspension, he was released from the Bears' roster.
California Redwoods[edit | edit source]
Personal[edit | edit source]
He is the older brother of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo. The two were teammates on the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, Miami Dolphins in 2003 and Chicago Bears in 2007.