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Adekunle Ayinde
Adekunle  Ayinde

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Blaine, Minn.

High School:
Blaine HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205

Position:
DB

Experience:
2 Letters

Major:
Kinesiology


03/03/2016

Spring Preview: Defensive Backs

Gophers lose three starters, but return a ton of talent

11/30/2015

Gophers Hold Annual Awards Banquet

Mitch Leidner named Team MVP, Eric Murray collects defensive honors

08/11/2015

2015 Position Preview: Secondary

Senior core returns for 2015 campaign

2016 • JUNIOR SEASON: Started against Oregon State and made five tackles, one tackle for loss and also broke up one pass • started against Indiana State and tallied five tackles including one for a loss • played against Colorado State and recorded four tackles. 

2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
 Played in 13 games and started 11  made 43 tackles (27 solo), including 2.5 tackles-for-loss • received the team's Gary Tinsley Underdog Award. Game-by-Game: Tallied a tackle against TCU • registered four tackles, including .5 tackle-for-loss, and broke up a pass at Colorado State • broke up a pass versus Kent State • totaled two solo tackles, with one coming behind the line of scrimmage, against Ohio • recorded nine tackles, including a team-best mark of seven solo tackles, at Northwestern • tallied a tackle and pass breakup at Purdue • registered five tackles and broke up a pass versus Nebraska • notched five tackles, four of which were solo, against Michigan • tallied three tackles, including 1.0 behind the line of scrimmage, and added a pass breakup at Ohio State • registered nine tackles, six of which were solo, at Iowa • started and made one tackle on defense versus Illinois • notched a pair of tackles against Wisconsin • recorded one solo tackle against Central Michigan.

2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in seven games, but did not record any statistics • made his season and collegiate debut on special teams against San Jose State • competed on special teams against Purdue and at Illinois • saw action against Iowa • played on special teams at Nebraska, at Wisconsin and against Missouri.

2013: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Blaine High School, where he was a President's Award winner for academics • All-Northwest Suburban Conference • recorded 11 tackles as a senior • rushed 128 times for 737 yards and 10 touchdowns • added 10 receptions for 150 yards and two scores • as a junior, recorded 32 receptions and four touchdowns on offense and five tackles on defense • also returned kicks • All-State track and field athlete • coached by Tom Develice

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 30, 1995 • son of Adejoké and Anthony Ayinde.

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Minnesota opens Big Ten play at Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 1. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.

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Minnesota will host Iowa at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. The game will be on either ABC or ESPN2 and can be heard on KFAN.

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