GET TO KNOW: Samuel Ajala, WR, Fordham University
NFL Draft Diamonds has teamed up with Joseph Muia a very solid up and coming scout, to put together a series for our readers called Get to Know. What this series will do is allow you to be a featured on our site, whether you are a freshman or a senior in college. This is a series to help get players at any school gain exposure. We always strive to assist players that have the passion to make it to the next level. So we hope you enjoy our series called GET TO KNOW. Today’s Get to know series will focus on Samuel Ajala the sure handed wide out from Fordham University, and we feel at NFL Draft Diamonds, you will want to know all about him.
AKA: King Ajala
Grade You Started Football: 7th grade
High School: The DeSoto High School
Position/Positions: WR, CB I believe I am a lockdown corner, nicknamed “Ajala Island” in High School
College: Fordham University
Jersey Number: 1
Football Mentor/Inspiration: Bengals Chad Johnson, Jerry Rice
Favorite Slogan: Make It Happen
Proudest Football Moment/Memory: Game winning TD catch vs Temple at Lincoln Financial which was first time Fordham ever defeated an FBS opponent
Funniest Football Memory: It was the 2nd round of the playoffs vs skyline a really big rival, I caught an interception in the endzone already up big and attempted to return it was an 8 yard return and with the penalties from illegal blocking it ended up being a 1 yard return, when I got back to the sideline my coaches asked why didn’t I kneel it, my answer was simply “I’m trying to get an offer coach”
Favorite Food: Golden Barbeque Wings
Best On-Field Performance: Fordham VS Yale 12 catches 282 yards 4 TDS
Football Philosophy: It takes Teamwork to make the Dream work
Game Superstitions: Not really superstitious, just pray and let God help me do what I’m capable
Goals/Aspirations for 2014-2015: Team: Win the D1AA National Championship, Individually 2000 yards 20 TDs
Career Goals: I’ve wanted to be a Hall of Famer since the day I started playing football
Favorite Football Team: Whatever team is willing to take me in the 2015 NFL Draft, but this season I’ll root for the hometown team the Dallas Cowboys
Player You Model Your Game After: Chad Johnson, Reggie Wayne, Roddy White
Who Will Win The Super Bowl: Green Bay
Favorite Down Time: Golf, Walk and Think about life
What Would You Want College Football Fans To Know About You: I’m no more important than the next man or woman just because I’m an athlete I treat everyone the same, with the utmost respect and I believe no matter who you are you should try and treat everyone the way you want to be treated.
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