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Ayodeji Olatoye
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Ayodeji Olatoye 462824
Position: Cornerback
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Year: Freshman
City/State: Dublin, Ohio
High School: Dublin Scioto
Experience: High School

AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-Enters the fall listed second at left cornerback, but the secondary is basically wide-open heading into fall camp.

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

2009 (Fr.)-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.  He 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.  He 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.  He 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.  Top games: 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 break-ups, 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.  He 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.  He 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 6-4 and also ran the third leg in the 4x400 relay. 

ACADEMICS-He is interested in majoring in Communication at Colorado.  He maintained a 3.3 grade point average as a prep and was a member on Dublin Scioto's student scholar list each from his sophomore through senior years. 

PERSONAL-He was born July 20, 1991, in Cleveland; he is first generation born in America among his family, as his parents were born and raised in Nigeria before moving to the U.S.  He is an accomplished soccer player, having played through is freshman year in high school.  His teams won four state championships and he was a team captain and won most valuable player of a couple of tournaments.  He played on a team that twice traveled to Europe to play, one time to Amsterdam and another to Spain.  He enjoys sleeping, eating, hitting the weight room and hanging out with his friends playing backyard football and street basketball.  He is active in the community and his most memorable experience was when he visited the East Side Community Center and spent time with the kids.  (Name is pronounced Eye-oh-day-ghee Oh-la-toy-ye).

Defense Tackles  
Season G Plays UT AT Total TFL Sacks 3DS Hurr FR FF PBU INT
2010 6 48 4 3 7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS-Special Team Tackles: 4,2-6 (2010).
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