|Date of birth:||April 22, 1983|
|Place of birth:||Grand Prairie, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||318 lb (144 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
Remilekun "Remi" Ayodele (born April 22, 1983) is a former American football defensive tackle. Ayodele was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Oklahoma.
Ayodele attended South Grand Prairie High School in Grand Prairie, Texas and was a letterman in football. He is of Nigerian descent.
Ayodele went undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft, but signed as a free agent, first to the New England Patriots, then the Baltimore Ravens, and then to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad before being released in November 2006. After being released he was then re-signed by the Dallas Cowboys to a two-year deal.
After being cut by the Dallas Cowboys in the summer of 2007, he signed with Atlanta Falcons.
Second stint with Cowboys
After being cut by Atlanta in September 2007, he was immediately re-signed and re-sessioned by the Dallas Cowboys to serve as a backup to Jay Ratliff, who was changing positions to starting nose tackle after Jason Ferguson suffered a season-ending injury. Ayodele was cut on December 11, 2007.
New Orleans Saints
The Saints waived him on November 11, 2008. He was re-signed to the practice squad the following week. On October 4, 2009 Ayodele scored his first touchdown after defensive lineman Will Smith (American football) forced Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez to fumble. Ayodele recovered the ball and returned it for a touchdown. On January 24, 2010 he recovered a fumble in the NFC Championship Game.
Second stint with Saints
- Calvin Watkins, "Younger Ayodele finds home with Saints: Ex-Cowboy blossomed with New Orleans, beat big brother to Super Bowl", ESPN.com, February 4, 2010.
- Vikings to cut ex-Saint Remi Ayodele, but not for bounty scandal
- "Saints sign DT Remi Ayodele", Associated Press at ESPN.com, May 7, 2012.
- "Saints show confidence in rookie DT Hicks", August 27, 2012.