UW Health Sports Medicine 

James Adeyanju
James  Adeyanju

RS Senior

Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Curie Metropolitan

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 267



Honors and Awards
UW Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year

2014 Season: Earned second letter, playing in 10 games ... finished season with eight total tackles ... recorded a career-high five tackles vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 6 ... tallied a tackle at Rutgers on Nov. 1, vs. South Florida on Sept. 27 and vs. LSU on Aug. 30 ... logged time vs. Nebraska on Nov. 15, at Purdue on Nov. 8, vs. Maryland on Oct. 25, vs. Illinois on Oct. 11, at Northwestern on Oct. 4 and vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 20

2013 Season:
Earned first letter, playing in three games ... made one tackle vs. Indiana on Nov. 16 ... saw action at Illinois on Oct. 19 and vs. Purdue on Sept. 21

2012 Season: Saw action at Indiana on Nov. 10 and against Minnesota on Oct. 20 ... made Badgers debut at Purdue on Oct. 13, recording one tackle

2011 Season: Redshirt season

High School:
Three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN/Scouts Inc. and Scout ... rated as the No. 18 defensive end in the country by Rivals, No. 39 by Scout, and No. 77 by ESPN/Scouts Inc. ... top-ranked defensive end in Illinois according to ESPN/Scouts Inc. and 11th-best player in the state according to Rivals ... in career, totaled 159 tackles, 35 sacks, 53 tackles for loss, nine forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries ... as a senior, tabbed first-team all-state by Chicago Tribune, first-team all-city by Chicago Sun Times and CPLFCA and named consensus first-team all-conference ... placed on Chicago Sun Times all-area team ... team's defensive MVP in 2010 ... participated in National Underclassmen All-Star Game ... posted 73 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 23 TFLs, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in senior year ... all-conference and Chicago Sun-Times All-City as a junior after recording 51 tackles, 16 sacks, 21 TFLs, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... tallied 35 tackles, 6.5 sacks and 9 TFLs as a sophomore ... two-time team captain ... academic all-state as a senior ... head coach was Tyson LeBlanc

Personal: Parents are Joseph and Deborah Adeyanju ... brother, Victor, played football at Indiana and has played in the NFL for the St. Louis Rams and Cincinnati Bengals ... major is Life Sciences Communication ... last name pronounced "uh-DAY-on-joo"


Game-by-Game Tackles
2012 SEASON: at Purdue (1-0=1)

2013 SEASON: Indiana (0-1=1)

2014 SEASON: vs. #13 LSU (1-0=1); Western Illinois (2-3=5); South Florida (1-0=1); at Rutgers (0-1=1)

Career Game Highs
Tackles 5 vs. Western Illinois, Sept. 6, 2014
Tackles for Loss N/A
Sacks N/A
Interceptions N/A
Passes Defended N/A

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