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NC A&T Football BIO
22 Ayodeji Olatoye

Breakdown: Spent the first two seasons of his college career at the University of Colorado…His presence made a strong Aggies secondary even stronger…Has good size for a cornerback, which makes him good against the run and able to defend tall receivers…A second year in the Aggies defensive system will be a plus for the secondary…In addition to playing cornerback, he also played some free safety in 2012…Has impressive 98 ½ inch reach…Also has an outstanding 33 ½ inch vertical along with a nearly 10-foot broad jump…A speech major, Olatoye earned a 3.2 grade point average during the 2012-13 academic school year.

2012 Season: Played in 10 games with 10 starts…Started three games at free safety in place of the injured Isaiah Martin…It was the coaches’ decision not to play him on Nov. 3…Made 25 solo and 14 assisted tackles on the season for a total of 39…Totaled seven passes defended, recovered two fumbles and intercepted three passes…Ranked eighth in the conference in interceptions per game (0.30) and was tied for seventh in the MEAC in fumble recovers per game (0.20)…Was tied for 54th in the nation and second on the team in interceptions…Made four solo and four assisted tackles in a 38-10 win over Howard on Oct. 13…Had three passes defended, recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass in the Aggies’ 30-9 Homecoming win over Norfolk State on Oct. 27…Made 12 tackles, three solo, and intercepted a pass in the Aggies’ 22-16 overtime win over N.C. Central on Nov. 17.

2011 Season: Entered the fall listed second at left cornerback.

2010 Season: Saw action in 10 games, in each one on special teams and in six of them on defense…Sat out the Georgia game and was nursing a mild injury for the finale at Nebraska… Was in for 48 snaps from scrimmage in recording seven tackles (four solo), with his season-high of three coming versus Texas Tech (one solo)… Was a key contributor on special teams, finishing fourth on the team in special team points with 16…Earned those with six tackles (four solo, two inside-the-20), a forced fumble, four forced fair catches and three knockdown blocks on returns…Had a productive spring with nine tackles and three third down stops in the three main scrimmages.

2009 Season: Redshirted; practiced mainly at cornerback the entire fall.

High School: A three-year letterman on the football field, he earned special mention on the All-Central District Division II as a senior for Dublin Scioto High School under coach Karl Johnson…Didn't start playing football until his sophomore season of high school…As a senior, he played in seven games and compiled 49 tackles, 21 solo and two for losses…Also had one interception which he returned for a touchdown and three pass break-ups…On offense as a wide receiver, he caught eight passes for 151 yards…Finished the year strong, as in the last three games of the season against Olentangy Liberty, Dublin Jerome and Marysville, he averaged nine tackles per game defensively and combined to catch seven passes for 136 yards…To open the season, he had six tackles and an interception return for a touchdown against Grove City…Against Dublin Jerome, he had nine tackles on defense and five receptions for 72 yards…As a junior, he played in 10 games and compiled 22 tackles, one for a loss, and had five pass breakups, two interceptions and a forced fumble on defense…Offensively that season, he had 15 receptions for 150 yards and he also had one kickoff return for 11 yards on special teams…Lists his best game that season as being against Marysville when he had six receptions for 63 yards on offense and three tackles on the defensive side of the ball…His sophomore season, in seven games he had 14 tackles…Also lettered in basketball (three times) and in soccer and track and field once each…In basketball, he was the team's starting power forward as a senior and averaged 7.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 1.8 steals per game…In track, he set the school record in the high jump with a mark of 6-foot, 4-inches and also ran the third leg in the 4x400 relay. 

Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 197
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dublin, Ohio
High School: Dublin Scioto
Major: Speech
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