Jay Ajayi: British Super Bowl-winning running back officially retiring from the NFL | NFL News

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Jay Ajayi played a pivotal role in helping the Philadelphia Eagles win Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots after being acquired via a trade with the Miami Dolphins.

Last updated: 01/08/22 19:04


Jay Ajayi celebrates Super Bowl LII victory

Jay Ajayi is officially retiring from the NFL and will be named honorary captain of the Philadelphia Eagles in their regular season finale against the Dallas Cowboys.

The London-born running back helped the Philadelphia Eagles win Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots after being acquired by the Miami Dolphins before the 2017 deadline.

It proved to be a key addition to the Philadelphia championship run, forming a triple ground attack with LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement when he finished second on the team with 408 yards running for a 5.8-yard touchdown per transport from 70 attempts. in seven games.

Boise State’s 2015 fifth round pick subsequently provided 184 yards in the playoffs, including 57 yards on nine carries against the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

Ajayi was named Pro Bowler with the Dolphins in 2016 after leading the team with 1,272 running yards for eight touchdowns along with 27 catches for 151 yards.

His career suffered a setback in 2018, when he suffered an end-of-season ripped ACL in the Eagles’ fifth week match with the Minnesota Vikings, before making three appearances after being signed again in November 2019 in response. to the injury of Darren Sproles until his release in December.

In 2020 he signed as an esports player in the eMLS League Series One with the Philadelphia Union of the MLS.

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