Seyi Ajirotutu

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Seyi Ajirotutu
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Ajirotutu in 2013.
No. 16     San Diego Chargers
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-12) June 12, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: El Dorado Hills, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: Fresno State
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2010 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Receptions 20
Receiving yards 375
Receiving average 18.8
Receiving TDs 3
Stats at NFL.com

Oluseyi Ajirotutu (born June 12, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football for Fresno State University.

Early years[edit]

Ajirotutu attended Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, California from 2001 to 2005. As a junior, Ajirotutu was selected to the First-Team All-League as a defensive back after making 70 tackles and picking off five passes. As a senior during the 2004-2005 season, he caught 77 passes for 1,205 yards and 17 touchdowns, leading all divisions in the San-Joaquin section. Ajirotutu had a monster game in the section championship against Del Oro with six receptions for 194 yards and three touchdowns, and at safety he made 15 tackles, eight of them solo. At season's end, he was selected as the Most Valuable Player on the Sacramento Bee All-Metro team after leading Oak Ridge to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship. Additionally, Ajirotutu was selected as the Sierra Conference co-Defensive Player of the Year after tallying 95 tackles, five interceptions and a blocked punt. Ajirotutu was a two-year varsity letter winner and was selected to both the Cal-Hi Sports second-team all-state and the first-team All-NorCal.

College career[edit]

In 2005, he redshirted as a freshman. In 2009, he was selected Second Team All-Western Athletic Conference as voted on by the WAC head coaches. Ajirotutu led the Bulldogs with 48 receptions for 671 yards and seven touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

San Diego Chargers (2010)[edit]

Ajirotutu was not selected in the 2010 NFL Draft but joined the team shortly after as an undrafted free agent. Ajirotutu received playing time due to the many injuries. He had a breakout game during week 9 on November 7, 2010 when he caught 4 catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns in the Chargers win over the Houston Texans. He ended the season with 13 catches for 262 yards and two touchdowns. He was waived on September 3, 2011.

Carolina Panthers (2011)[edit]

On September 4, 2011, he was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers.

On August 31, 2012, the day directly following their final preseason game in 2012, he was cut by the Panthers.

San Diego Chargers (2012−present)[edit]

On October 29, 2012, Ajirotutu was signed by the Chargers after Richard Goodman was put on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. Ajirotutu would later be placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the 2012 season.

On August 16, 2013, Ajirotutu was re-signed by the San Diego Chargers.[1]

On November 24, 2013, Ajirotutu caught a game-winning touchdown pass with 24 seconds left on the clock against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Career Statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Receptions Targets Receiving Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Receiving Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2010 SD 10 13 23 262 20.2 55 2 12 0 0
2011 CAR 14 1 2 4 4.0 4 0 1 0 0
2012 SD 3 3 4 45 15.0 28 0 2 0 0
2013 SD 14 3 4 64 21.3 26 1 3 0 0
Total Total 41 20 33 375 18.8 55 3 18 0 0

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Henne, Ricky (August 16, 2013). "Look Who's Back with the Bolts...". Chargers.com. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Seyi Ajirotutu Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 

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