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Position:  Outside linebacker
Height  1.91 m
Weight:  255 lb (116 kg)
Parents  Latonya King
College:  UCLA
Name  Akeem Ayers

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Date of birth:  (1989-07-10) July 10, 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth:  Los Angeles, California
High school:  Los Angeles (CA) Verbum Dei
Role  American football linebacker
Current team  St. Louis Rams (#55 / Outside linebacker)
Education  University of California, Los Angeles
Similar People  Alec Ogletree, T J McDonald, Nick Fairley, Jo‑Lonn Dunbar, Mark Barron
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Siblings  Kevin Ayers, Jonnoe Ayers

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Akeem Christopher Ayers (born July 10, 1989) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. 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 New England Patriots, St. Louis Rams and Indianapolis Colts, winning Super Bowl XLIX with New England.

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High school career

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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

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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.

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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.

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*Had two interceptions for touchdown and one fumble recovery for touchdown

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

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.

References

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