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14 Solomon Ajayi

Class: R-Senior Position: LB Height: 6-1 Weight: 235 Previous School: Liberty HS (Bakersfield) Hometown: Frisco, Texas

2018 (R-Jr.):
• Named Liberty's Defensive Player of the Week after the Troy game
• Named Liberty's Defensive Player of the Week after the UMass game
• Started all 12 games
• Tied for the team lead with 76 tackles (41 solo, 35 assisted)
• Added 4.5 tackles for a loss (11 yards) and 1.0 sacks (seven yards)
• Second on the team with two interceptions (32 yards)
• Added two pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and quarterback hurry
• Five tackles (two solo, three assisted) in his first game at Liberty, helping the Flames open up the FBS era of football with a win over Old Dominion
• Season-high nine tackles at Army (three solo, six assisted)
• Eight tackles (three solo, five assisted) against North Texas, including 1.5 tackles for a loss (two yards)
• Seven tackles (four solo, three assisted) and a forced fumble, helping Liberty to a win over Troy
• Four tackles (three solo, one assisted) and a fumble recovery in a win over Idaho State
• Tied a season-best with nine tackles at UMass (five solo, four assisted)
• Added sack (seven yards), 19-yard interception return and six yard fumble return at UMass
• Eight tackles (four solo, four assisted) and a quarterback hurry at Auburn
• Eight tackles (seven solo, one assisted) and a 26-yard interception return during Liberty's second game against New Mexico State

Previous School:
• Transferred to Liberty from Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, Calif.
• Played for the Renegades during the 2015 season
• Finished the year with 50 tackles (28 solo, 22 assisted)
• Added a sack and a fumble recovery

Prep:
• Graduated from Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas
• Earned first-team all-district honors as a senior
• Also participated in track & field

Personal:
• Son of Kemi and Ibi Ajayi
• Older brother Jay Ajayi played four years at Boise State (2011-14) and was a two-time All-MWC honoree
• Brother, Jay, was a fifth round draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2015 and played two seasons in Miami before being traded to the Philadelphia where he helped the Eagles win the 2017 Super Bowl
• Sport management major
• Birthday is July 16