Players

Akeem Ayers
LB #56
Height:
6-3
Weight:
247
College:
UCLA
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Experience:
7
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 91 320 219 101 15.5 0 22 4 0 32 -- 25
2016 IND 16 21 14 7 2 -- 2 1 0 25 25 25
2015 STL 16 47 35 12 0.5 0 5 -- -- -- -- --
2014 NE 9 20 16 4 4 -- 1 1 0 0 -- 0
2014 TEN 2 3 1 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 16 49 37 12 1 -- 5 1 0 5 5 5
2012 TEN 16 104 66 38 6 -- 8 1 0 2 2 2
2011 TEN 16 76 50 26 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Released by the Colts on September 2, 2017.
  • Signed by the Colts as a free agent on September 6, 2016.
  • Released by the Los Angeles Rams on September 3, 2016.
  • Signed by the Rams as an unrestricted free agent on March 12, 2015.
  • Acquired by the New England Patriots in a trade with the Tennessee Titans in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2015 NFL draft on October 22, 2014.
  • Selected by the Titans in the second round (39th overall) of the 2011 NFL draft.

 

COLLEGE:

  • Started 28-of-37 games played over three seasons at UCLA, totaling 183 tackles (128 solo), 29.5 tackles for loss, 14.0 sacks, six interceptions for 100 return yards and three return touchdowns.
  • Earned Third Team Associated Press All-America honors, Phil Steele All-American second-team accolades and First Team All-PAC-10 recognition as a junior in 2010.
  • Started all 12 games played as a junior, ranking fourth on the team in tackles with 68 (45 solo), including 10.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and two interceptions.
  • Named Honorable Mention All-PAC-10 and was a first-team sophomore All-America selection by CollegeFootballNews.com in 2009.
  • Tied a UCLA record with two touchdowns on interceptions and scored three defensive touchdowns overall (one fumble return).
  • Recorded a career-high 75 tackles (55 solo), 14.5 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks and four interceptions.
  • Appeared in 12 games (three starts) as a redshirt freshman in 2008, posting 40 tackles (28 solo), 5.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks.
  • Earned Honorable Mention All-PAC-10 honors and was named to the Rivals.com PAC-10 All-Freshman team.
  • Redshirted in 2007.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Verbum Dei High School in Los Angeles, Calif. lettering three seasons playing defensive end, linebacker and wide receiver.
  • Earned Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first-team honors and was named first-team all-state and defensive player of the year.
  • Helped lead Verbum Dei to a CIF Mid-Valley Championship title.
  • Totaled 94 tackles and 2.0 sacks to go along with 21 receptions for 413 yards (19.7 avg.) and nine touchdowns as a senior in 2006.
  • Majored in history.
  • A native of Los Angeles.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Released by the Colts on September 2, 2017.
  • Signed by the Colts as a free agent on September 6, 2016.
  • Released by the Los Angeles Rams on September 3, 2016.
  • Signed by the Rams as an unrestricted free agent on March 12, 2015.
  • Acquired by the New England Patriots in a trade with the Tennessee Titans in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2015 NFL draft on October 22, 2014.
  • Selected by the Titans in the second round (39th overall) of the 2011 NFL draft.

 

COLLEGE:

  • Started 28-of-37 games played over three seasons at UCLA, totaling 183 tackles (128 solo), 29.5 tackles for loss, 14.0 sacks, six interceptions for 100 return yards and three return touchdowns.
  • Earned Third Team Associated Press All-America honors, Phil Steele All-American second-team accolades and First Team All-PAC-10 recognition as a junior in 2010.
  • Started all 12 games played as a junior, ranking fourth on the team in tackles with 68 (45 solo), including 10.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and two interceptions.
  • Named Honorable Mention All-PAC-10 and was a first-team sophomore All-America selection by CollegeFootballNews.com in 2009.
  • Tied a UCLA record with two touchdowns on interceptions and scored three defensive touchdowns overall (one fumble return).
  • Recorded a career-high 75 tackles (55 solo), 14.5 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks and four interceptions.
  • Appeared in 12 games (three starts) as a redshirt freshman in 2008, posting 40 tackles (28 solo), 5.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks.
  • Earned Honorable Mention All-PAC-10 honors and was named to the Rivals.com PAC-10 All-Freshman team.
  • Redshirted in 2007.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Verbum Dei High School in Los Angeles, Calif. lettering three seasons playing defensive end, linebacker and wide receiver.
  • Earned Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first-team honors and was named first-team all-state and defensive player of the year.
  • Helped lead Verbum Dei to a CIF Mid-Valley Championship title.
  • Totaled 94 tackles and 2.0 sacks to go along with 21 receptions for 413 yards (19.7 avg.) and nine touchdowns as a senior in 2006.
  • Majored in history.
  • A native of Los Angeles.
 

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