Akinola James “Akin” Ayodele was born on 17 September, 1979. He is a former Yoruba Nigerian-American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft. Akin played college football at Purdue. He was also a member of the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, and Buffalo Bills. Ayodele attended MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, where he was named All-District as senior as a linebacker and tight end.
Looking at James‘ clubs and signings, Akin was selected in the third round (89th overall) of the 2002 NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, with the intention of playing him at linebacker. In 2006, he signed a five-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent, to play inside linebacker in the team’s 3-4 defense and help shore up their run defense, With the Miami Dolphins he reunited with former Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells, who was the team’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations just to mention but a few.