Jay Ajayi
Jay  Ajayi

Plano, Texas

High School:
Frisco Liberty HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 216




Hedrick Leads No. 22 Boise State to MW Title

Grant Hedrick ran for two touchdowns


Ajayi Powers No. 25 Boise State Over Utah State

Jay Ajayi ran for a career-high 229 yards and five touchdowns


Boise State defeats Wyoming 63-14

Jay Ajayi scores three touchdowns to lead the Broncos


Boise State Comeback Tops San Diego State, 38-29

Jay Ajayi fueled a 20-point comeback with 134 yards rushing and three touchdowns


Boise State storms back to beat New Mexico 60-49

Broncos come back from 14 down to beat New Mexico


Boise State football vs. Utah State

Boise State football vs. Utah State


Boise State at New Mexico

Boise State football played at New Mexico Nov. 8, 2014.


Football vs. Brigham Young

NCAA Football: Brigham Young at Boise State (USATSI)


Boise State at Nevada

Boise State football defeated Nevada 51-46, Oct. 4, in Reno, Nev. Jay Ajayi ran for 152 yards and three touchdowns.


Football vs. Air Force

NCAA Football: Boise State at Air Force (USATSI)

  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Finalist (2014)
  • Doak Walker Award Semifinalist (2014)
  • FOX Sports All-America Second Team (2014)
  • Sporting News All-America Second Team (2014)
  • USA TODAY Sports All-America Second Team (2014)
  • Associated Press All-America Third Team (2014)
  • Athlon Sports All-America Third Team (2014)
  • Phil Steele All-America Third Team (2014)
  • Sports Illustrated All-America honorable mention (2014)
  • All-Mountain West First Team (2013, 2014)
  • 2x Academic All-Mountain West (Fall 2012-13)

    RS JUNIOR (2014): Finished his Boise State career ranked in top 10 of nine categories: rushing touchdowns (50, T-second), 200-yard rushing games (2, second), touchdowns (55, third), 100-yard rushing games (17, T-third), rushing yards (3,796, fourth), yards per carry (5.60, fourth), rushing attempts (678, fifth), scoring (330 points, fifth) and all-purpose yards (4,583, eighth)...earned seven All-America nods, garnering spots on second team of FOX Sports, Sporting News and USA TODAY Sports, third-team selections from the Associated Press, Athlon Sports and Phil Steele, and honorable mention from Sports Illustrated...finalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, also a Doak Walker Award semifinalist...named to All-MW First Team for second straight season...three-time MW Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 8, Sept. 21, Dec. 1) after standout performances against Colorado State, Louisiana and Utah State...turned in the greatest season by a running back in Boise State history...became only player in FBS history to accumulate 1,800 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in a single season...owns Boise State single-season records for rushing yardage (1,823), rushing touchdowns (28), all-purpose yardage (2,358) and carries (347), and tied for first in total touchdowns (32)...led the FBS in scoring (13.7 points per game), ranked second in rushing touchdowns, fourth in rushing yards and fifth in all-purpose yardage and ninth in rushing yards per game (130.2)...posted two games of 200-or-more rushing yards (Sept. 6 vs. Colorado State, Nov. 29 vs. Utah State) and a Boise State single-season record of 10 games with 100-plus yards...caught 50 passes for 535 yards and four touchdowns...caught a career-high 12 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown, and rushed 20 times for 86 yards against Ole Miss (Aug. 28)...scored three touchdowns in win over Colorado State (Sept. 6)...rushed 33 times for 219 yards and two scores, caught four passes for 61 yards and another touchdown...scored three touchdowns on the ground while carrying 27 times for 150 yards in win over Louisiana (Sept. 20)...posted third three-touchdown game of the campaign at Nevada (Oct. 4), getting all three on the ground while going for 152 yards over 27 carries...also caught three balls for 18 yards...recorded his fifth multi-touchdown game and fourth 100-yard performance of the season against Fresno State, rushing for two touchdowns and 158 yards on 30 carries (Oct. 17)...rushed 26 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns, his fifth 100-yard effort and sixth multi-touchdown performances of the season, against BYU (Oct. 24)...posted his sixth 100-yard rushing game and seventh multi-touchdown performance of the year at New Mexico, rushing for 177 yards and two scores, and catching a 75-yard touchdown pass (Nov. 8)...scored three touchdowns for the fifth time and ran for 100-plus yards for the seventh time of the year as he went for 134 yards on 31 carries in win over San Diego State (Nov. 15)...found the end zone three times at Wyoming, his sixth three-touchdown game of the season...ran 16 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns, caught two passes for 92 yards including a 73-yard scoring reception (Nov. 22)...carried 27 times and established career highs for rushing yards (229) and touchdowns (five) in victory over Utah State...one of his touchdowns was a 62-yard carry, his longest scoring run of season...marked his ninth 100-yard rushing performance of the season, third 200-yard effort of his career, and his seventh game this year with at least three touchdowns (Nov. 29)...ran for 70 yards and a touchdown in Mountain West Football Championship against Fresno State (Dec. 6)...carried 22 times for 134 yards and three touchdowns in Boise State's Fiesta Bowl win over No. 10 Arizona (Dec. 31).

    RS SOPHOMORE (2013): Named first-team All-Mountain West...started 12 of his 13 games played in 2013...rushed for 1,425 yards and 18 touchdowns on 249 carries during the regular season...yardage total is the fourth-highest in a single season in school history and ranked 15th-nationally...rushing touchdown total ranked tied for eighth-nationally and third all-time in a single season at Boise State...109.6 rushing yards per game ranked 19th-nationally...eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing in nine games, the fewest by a Bronco since Ian Johnson did it in eight games in 2006...surpassed 1,000 yards in 168 carries, the fewest by a Bronco since Doug Martin did it in 158 in 2010...20th 1,000-yard season in school history, and the 13th Bronco to accomplish the feat all-time...also caught 22 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown...had six 100-yard rushing games, tied for the eighth-most in a single season in school history, including a 222-yard performance against Nevada (Oct. 19), the fifth-highest single-game total in school history...also rushed for 125 yards against Air Force (Sept. 13), 109 yards against Utah State (Oct. 12), 151 yards against BYU (Oct. 25), 103 yards against San Diego State (Nov. 23) and 147 yards against New Mexico (Nov. 30)...set career highs with 105 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown against the Lobos, notching the fourth performance in school history with 100 yards both rushing and receiving...first Bronco to accomplish the feat since Karlin Adams did it against Eastern Washington, Nov. 4, 1995...career-high six receptions against Oregon State in the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl (Dec. 24)...his 19 total touchdowns on the season (18 rushing, one receiving) are tied for the third-most in school history...scoring average of 8.8 points per game ranked 21st-nationally...career-high four touchdowns on the ground against Air Force...also had three against both Nevada and Wyoming (Nov. 16)...eight games with at least 20 carries, including a season-high 24 against the Wolf Pack...named Fall 2013 Academic All-Mountain West...served as a Game Captain against Nevada (Oct. 19).

    RS FRESHMAN (2012): Played in 11 games during his debut season with the Broncos...was the team's second-leading rusher, picking up 548 yards on 82 carries...his 6.68 yards per carry qualified as the best single-season mark in school history (minimum 75 attempts), eclipsing the record set by John Smith in 1973 (6.57; 87-572)...added four touchdowns...caught one pass for 14 yards and returned one kickoff for 16 yards on the season, each of which occurred against Colorado State (Nov. 17)...rushed for a career-high 118 yards on just six carries against New Mexico (Sept. 29), just his second-collegiate game, including a season-long 71-yard touchdown run on just his second-career rush...the performance marked the first 100-yard game by a Bronco freshman since Matt Kaiserman accomplished the feat against Hawaii in 2009...season-high 15 carries against Fresno State (Oct. 13).

    FRESHMAN (2011): Redshirt season.

    Named second-team all-state as a senior...earned two varsity letters...voted first-team all-conference as a junior and senior...selected to the All-Collin County Team while being named Collin County Player of the Year...recorded 225 carries for 2,240 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior...also caught seven passes for 67 yards and one score in 2010...as a junior, tallied 209 carries for 1,627 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns...caught 12 passes for 79 yards as a junior...earned one varsity letter in track and field...member of 4x400-meter, 4x200m and 4x100m district championship teams...also a member of The National Society of High School Scholars...high school coach was Galen Zimmerman.

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