Devin Aromashodu

Gbolahan Devin Aromashodu (born September 25, 1984) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at Auburn.[2]

Aromashodu has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears.

Devin Aromashodu
refer to caption
Devin Aromashodu during the 2009 NFL season.
No. 80, 19
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:May 23, 1984 (age 35)
Miami, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Miami (FL) Springs
College:Auburn
NFL Draft:2006 / Round: 7 / Pick: 233
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:78
Receiving yards:1,193
Receiving touchdowns:5
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Aromashodu was born and raised in Miami, Florida. His father, who immigrated to the United States from Nigeria, was deeply fond of football, but was reluctant to let his son play. Aromashodu eventually convinced his father to let him join a youth football team, where he surprised his father by becoming one of the team's best players. Aromashodu attended Miami Springs High School, where he was a three-sport star in football, basketball and track. In football, he played as a wide receiver, defensive back and kickoff returner. As a junior, he caught 29 passes for 620 yards and seven touchdowns and returned two kickoffs for touchdowns. As a senior, he caught 17 passes for 417 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 372 yards and four scores on offense, while also totaled 45 tackles and one interception on defense. He frequently played against future teammate Devin Hester.[3]

Also an standout track & field athlete, Aromashodu was one of the state's top sprinters. At the 2002 FHSAA State T&F Championships, he earned second-place finishes in both 100-meter dash (10.62 s) and 200-meter dash (22.28 s) events.[4] In addition, he also ran a 4.4-second 40-yard dash, bench-pressed 250 lb, squatted 285 and had a 42-inch vertical jump.[5]

College career

Aromashodu expressed interest in attending North Carolina State, Auburn University, and Florida. After much deliberation, he choose to play for Auburn.[6] Devin played a critical role in Auburn's offense during three of the four years he spent there, logging 71 catches for 1,333 yards and 9 touchdowns in 51 games with the Tigers.[7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
201 lb
(91 kg)
4.35 s 1.55 s 2.56 s 4.17 s 7.05 s 39 in
(0.99 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
All values from NFL Combine[8]

Miami

After being drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft, Aromashodu failed to make the team's opening day roster.

Indianapolis Colts

After being cut from the Dolphins, Aromashodu would begin his early career as a practice squad member for a number of NFL teams. A member of the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans's practice teams in 2007, Devin was signed to the active roster of the Colts on November 14, 2007. He would make appearances in six regular season games that season, amassing 96 yards on seven receptions. Aromashodu was a member of the Colts and helped win a Super Bowl Championship in (XLI)[9]

Washington Redskins

He was later waived by the Colts on August 7, 2008 and soon thereafter signed to Washington Redskins practice squad.[10]

Chicago Bears

After remaining on the inactive list during his first year with the Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler lobbied to the team's offensive coordinator, Ron Turner, to give Aromashodu playing time.[11]

He caught his first pass as a Bear on November 12, 2009 against the San Francisco 49ers. Aromashodu began to play a larger role in the team's offense after wide receiver Devin Hester was sidelined with a calf injury. He caught his first NFL career touchdown from Cutler on December 13, against the Green Bay Packers. Aromashodu played an integral part in the Bears Monday Night Football upset victory over the Minnesota Vikings, catching seven passes for 150 yards, including the game-winning touchdown in overtime.[12] During the 2009 season finale, Aromashodu caught two touchdowns and amassed 46 yards on five receptions in a 37–23 win over the Detroit Lions.[13] He finished the season with 24 catches, 298 yards, and four receiving touchdowns.[14]

His remarkable finish sparked criticism of the Bears' front office regarding why it took until Week 14 for Aromashodu to see significant playing time. Former Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner responded, "[Aromashodu] got hurt in the last preseason game. He hurt his hamstring, and he was out a couple weeks. When he came back, he wasn't back 100 percent. When he got back to the point that he was practicing at full speed and playing, we started to get him in the lineup. Could we have done it a couple weeks earlier? Possibly. But once he got healthy and started playing well in practice, we started getting him in the mix."[15]

Minnesota Vikings

On July 26, 2011, Aromashodu and the Vikings came to agreement on a one-year contract.[16] He caught 26 passes for 468 yards and 1 touchdown during the season, while starting 6 games. He became an unrestricted free agent Following the 2011 NFL season, but signed a 1-year to contract to remain with the Vikings on March 23, 2012.[17] He caught 11 passes for 182 yards.

Chicago Bears (second stint)

On June 10, 2013, Aromashodu returned to the Bears.[18] He caught three passes in the first three pre-season games. On August 25, 2013, Aromashadu was released in a wave of preseason roster cuts.[19]

References

  1. ^ "2006 NFL Draft Tracker". NFL.com. 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-04-20. Retrieved 2006-05-01.
  2. ^ "2005 Tigers (pp. 35-71)" (PDF). 2005 Auburn Football Media Guide. Auburn University. 2005. Retrieved 2006-05-01.
  3. ^ LeGere, Bob (2010-01-01). "Devin on Devin: Hester likes what he sees in Aromashodu". Daily Herald. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
  4. ^ http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/sports/track-field/archives/2001-02/district/4_14.htm
  5. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Devin-Aromashodu-284
  6. ^ Hayes, Neil. "Aromashodu goes from small bawl to big time on 'MNF'". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on January 4, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
  7. ^ http://auburntigers.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2005-2006/histcarr.html#1
  8. ^ http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=16941&draftyear=2006&genpos=WR
  9. ^ http://www.colts.com/sub.cfm?page=bio&player_id=442 Indianapolis Colts Bio and Statistics
  10. ^ chicagobears.com, 19 Devin Aromashodu, Retrieved on 2009-12-29.
  11. ^ Farrar, Doug (2010-01-02). "CoachWatch 2010: Black Monday Edition". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
  12. ^ Seligman, Andrew (2009-12-29). "Cutler leads Bears over Vikings, 36–30 in OT". Associated Press. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  13. ^ Lage, Larry (2010-01-03). "Bears beat Lions 37-23 to finish disappointing 7-9". Associated Press. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  14. ^ "Devin Aromashodu - Chicago Bears - NFL - Yahoo! Sports". Yahoo! Sports. 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  15. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=4801586
  16. ^ http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Vikings_agree_to_1year_deal_with_former_Bears_WR_Devin_Aromashodu072611
  17. ^ http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/144015236.html
  18. ^ Mayer, Larry (2013-06-10). "Bears make roster moves". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  19. ^ Mayer, Larry (2013-08-25). "Bears waive 14 players; roster now stands at 76". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2013-08-25.

External links

2002 Auburn Tigers football team

The 2002 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. Auburn, led by head coach Tommy Tuberville, finished with record of 9–4, including a 5–3 record in the Southeastern Conference. Following a disappointing 7–5 finish the previous season, the coaching staff of the 2002 Tigers featured two prominent new members. Bobby Petrino was hired as the new offensive coordinator, and Gene Chizik joined the staff as the Tigers' new defensive coordinator. Petrino left following the season to assume the head coaching job at Louisville, while Chizik remained at Auburn through the 2004 season before leaving for the defensive coordinator position at Texas. The Tigers finished the season ranked #14 in the AP Poll and #16 in the Coaches Poll.

2003 Auburn Tigers football team

The 2003 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. Auburn began the season with high expectations, but stumbled out of the gate before finishing the season with a disappointing 8–5 record, including a 5–3 record in the SEC, good for third place in the conference's Western Division. The Tigers, coached by Tommy Tuberville, began the season ranked #6 in both the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll, but opened with consecutive losses to Southern California and Georgia Tech, dropping out of both polls.

The Tigers won their next four games, but remained unranked in either poll until the week after pulling a 10–3 upset win over Arkansas in Fayetteville on October 11, when they re-entered the AP Poll at #19 and the Coaches' Poll at #25. Following a victory over Mississippi State the following week, the Tigers climbed to #17 and #21 in the two polls, but after a 31–7 loss to eventual national champion LSU on October 25, the Tigers did not appear in either poll for the remainder of the season. However, several computer rating systems did include Auburn in their final rankings. The Tigers were ranked #17 by the BCS participating system of The New York Times, #18 by Entropy, and #19 consensus ranking by CollegeTop25.com.After consecutive losses to Ole Miss, led by Eli Manning, and Georgia, the Tigers concluded a disappointing regular season by defeating arch rival Alabama, 28–23. In the postseason, Auburn knocked off Wisconsin 28–14 in the Music City Bowl, in Nashville, Tennessee.

The disappointment of the season led university president William Walker, athletic director David Housel, and other trustees to take a plane owned by trustee Bobby Lowder to meet in secret with Louisville Cardinals head coach Bobby Petrino about replacing Tuberville. This occurred prior to the Alabama game, but newspapers in Montgomery and Louisville discovered the flight and broke the news. The visit caused controversy and Tuberville was ultimately retained.

2004 Auburn Tigers football team

The 2004 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. Auburn compiled a record of 13–0, winning the Southeastern Conference championship and finishing the season ranked #2 in both the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll. Beginning the season ranked #17 in the AP poll and #18 in the Coaches' Poll, the Tigers were denied a berth in the BCS National Championship Game because they finished the regular season ranked #3 in the BCS rankings. Head coach Tommy Tuberville, who was nearly fired after the 2003 season, was named national Coach of the Year by the Associated Press. This was Auburn's third undefeated season in which they played over ten games. It is widely criticized that this team was not chosen to the go to the national championship game, especially after the USC scandal.The team defeated LSU, Georgia, and Tennessee (twice, facing them a second time in the SEC Championship game), all of whom were ranked opponents. They were left out of the BCS National Championship Game, and instead went to the 2005 Sugar Bowl, beating #9 Virginia Tech, 16–13, to finish 13–0. USC and Oklahoma played for the national title in the Orange Bowl. USC's national title was later vacated by the NCAA. Both Darryl W. Perry and GBE College Football Ratings awarded their national titles to Auburn.The team's roster featured four first-round NFL draft picks in running back Carnell Williams, running back Ronnie Brown, defensive back Carlos Rogers, and quarterback Jason Campbell, as well as five future Pro Bowl participants in offensive linemen Marcus McNeill and Ben Grubbs, running back Ronnie Brown, Carlos Rogers, and defensive tackle Jay Ratliff. Permanent team captains were Campbell, Williams, Brown, Rogers, and Bret Eddins.

2005 Auburn Tigers football team

The 2005 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. Despite having four starters from the 2004 team selected in the first round of 2005 NFL Draft, Auburn finished the season with a 9–3 record, including a 7–1 record in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers shared the SEC Western Division championship with LSU, but because the Bayou Bengals defeated Auburn 20–17 in overtime on October 22, the Tigers did not advance to the SEC Championship Game. Head coach Tommy Tuberville became only the third Tigers coach to lead Auburn to a fourth consecutive win over arch rival Alabama when the Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide 28–18 at Jordan–Hare Stadium on November 19. Auburn finished the season ranked #14 in both the Coaches Poll and AP Poll, with a #13 consensus ranking.

2006 Miami Dolphins season

The 2006 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 37th season in the National Football League, the 41st overall and the second under head coach Nick Saban. The team failed to improve on their 9–7 record in 2005, and they finished the season 6–10 after being hyped by some to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, and saw their coach Nick Saban abandon his contract to coach college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide, despite saying repeatedly that he would stay in Miami.

This season was also best known for the Dolphins almost signing former San Diego Chargers quarterback Drew Brees, as they were one of the two teams (the other being the New Orleans Saints) interested in acquiring the released quarterback. However the Dolphins later declined the idea after doctors informed them that Brees’ shoulder injury was too severe, and they ended up signing Daunte Culpepper instead. Brees ended up signing with the Saints instead, led them to their first Super Bowl title in 2010, and is believed by many is the greatest Saint of all time. Many believe that if Brees signed with the Dolphins, they would've made it to a Super Bowl, would compete with the Patriots for the AFC East title, and that Saban and Brees would've been the Dolphins' best team since the Shula/Marino eras.

2009 Chicago Bears season

The 2009 Chicago Bears season was the franchise's 90th season overall in the National Football League. The Bears had looked to improve upon their 9–7 record from 2008 and return to the playoffs for the first time since the 2006 season, but failed to do so for the third consecutive season. The team finished 7–9, and third in the NFC North. This season is Lovie Smith's sixth season as the team's head coach. The Bears played all their home games at Soldier Field.

2009 Detroit Lions season

The 2009 Detroit Lions season was the franchise’s eightieth season overall in the National Football League. It was the first season with the Lions for new head coach Jim Schwartz, and most of his new coaching staff. The Lions also introduced slightly new uniforms and logos. The Lions spent the whole season at the bottom of their division and finished at 2–14, the second-worst record during the 2009 season. Pro Football Reference has argued that, owing to a weaker programme featuring the NFC West and AFC North vis-à-vis their 2008 schedule against surprisingly strong NFC South and AFC South divisions, the 2009 Lions were actually a weaker team than the 0–16 2008 Lions.

2011 Minnesota Vikings season

The 2011 season was the Minnesota Vikings' 51st in the National Football League, and the first full season under head coach Leslie Frazier, who served as the team's interim head coach for the final six games of the 2010 season. The team failed to improve on their 6–10 record from 2010, going 2–6 before their bye week, before being eliminated from playoff contention in week 12 with a 2–9 record. The team also suffered its first six-game losing streak since the 1984 season.

The team started the season with a new starting quarterback, Donovan McNabb, who had enjoyed great success with the Eagles but had a subpar year with the Redskins in 2010. McNabb played respectably, having a passer rating of 82.9 and only turning the ball over twice, but his 1–5 record as starter led to him being benched in favor of rookie Christian Ponder in Week 6, and McNabb was later waived on December 1, 2011. Despite a poor year for the team as a whole, Jared Allen set a franchise record for most sacks in a season with 22. The team led the league in sacks with 50, but also tied a team record for fewest interceptions caught in a season with only eight.

2012 Minnesota Vikings season

The 2012 season was the Minnesota Vikings' 52nd in the National Football League, as well as their second full season under head coach Leslie Frazier. They looked to improve upon their 3–13 season the year before, and did so after defeating the Tennessee Titans in Week 5; their win over the Houston Texans in Week 16 made this their first winning season since 2009. The Vikings also made the playoffs for the first time since 2009 with a Week 17 win over the Green Bay Packers to give them a 10–6 regular season record, but were defeated by the same opponents in the Wild Card playoff round the following week. Adrian Peterson was named the league's Most Valuable Player after rushing for 2,097 yards, just nine yards short of breaking the single-season record held by Eric Dickerson since 1984.

On May 10, 2012, the Minnesota State Legislature approved a bill for a new stadium for the team that would see a new facility (later named U.S. Bank Stadium) constructed by 2016 and ensure the Vikings' presence in Minneapolis through the year 2046. The bill was signed by Governor Mark Dayton on May 14, and approved by the Minneapolis City Council by a vote of 7–6 on May 25.

Anthony Mix

Anthony Mix (born January 20, 1983) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Auburn.

Mix has also been a member of the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bears–Vikings rivalry

The Bears–Vikings rivalry is an NFL rivalry between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings.

It began when the Vikings entered the league as an expansion team in 1961. The first time these two teams met, the Vikings stunned the Bears 37–13 in Minnesota. Both teams are members of the NFC North, and play at least twice a year. The rivalry is known for having had many offensive-oriented contests, and also several surprising results. The Vikings lead the overall series 60–54–2. The teams have met once in the postseason, a 35–18 Bears win in the 1994 Wild Card Round.

Chicago Bears all-time roster

This list includes all players who have ever been signed or played with the Chicago Bears.

Offseason members, practice squad members, and people who never played a regular season game with the franchise are included and denoted by italics.

People only, or primarily involved in management, front-office, and coaches are denoted by a star (*).

Persons currently under contract with the franchise, or working for it, are indicated in boldface type.

Christian Ponder

Christian Andrew Ponder (born February 25, 1988) is a former American football quarterback. He played for the Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings with the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and started the majority of games for them from 2011 to 2013. He played college football at Florida State University and was the Seminoles starting quarterback from 2008 to 2010.

Since December 2012, Ponder has been married to ESPN personality Samantha Ponder (formerly Steele).

List of Auburn Tigers in the NFL Draft

The Auburn University football team has had 279 players drafted into the National Football League since the league began holding drafts in 1936. This includes 30 players taken in the first round and four overall number one picks: Cam Newton in 2011, Aundray Bruce in 1988, Bo Jackson in 1986, and Tucker Frederickson in 1965.

List of Nigerian sportspeople

List of Nigerian sportspeople includes notable sportsman of the country.

List of people from Florida

This is a list of notable people who were born, raised or resident in the American state of Florida.

Miami Springs High School

Miami Springs Senior High School is a secondary school located at 751 Dove Avenue in Miami Springs, Florida, United States; its principal is Edward Smith. The school is part of Miami-Dade County Public School's nationally accredited magnet program, specializing in travel and tourism, the oldest of its kind in the state of Florida (established in 1987).

As of 2011, Miami Springs offers IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) courses and the iTech academy; hosting advanced computer programming and mechanical engineering courses.

Miami Springs serves ninth through twelfth grade students in the city of Miami Springs, the village of Virginia Gardens, the town of Medley, the southern portion of the city of Hialeah (south of 29th Street, and south of 25th Street after Hialeah Park) and a small unincorporated residential neighborhood east of Miami International Airport. It used to serve the western Miami suburb of Doral until 2006, when a new high school was built in that area.

Beginning in the 2007-2008 school year, the opening of Westland Hialeah High School in the southern portion of Hialeah removed the entire portion of southern Hialeah served by the school and located West of Palm Avenue; however, all portions of the boundary located east of Palm Avenue in Hialeah remained served by the school.

Rashied Davis

Rashied Khalid Davis (born July 24, 1979) is a retired American football wide receiver. He was originally signed by the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at San José State. He has also played for the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions.

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.