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T.J. Fatinikun
DE #96
Height:
6-2
Weight:
250
College:
Toledo
Hometown:
Perrysburg, OH
Experience:
2
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 12 12 7 5 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2015 TB 2 3 2 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 10 9 5 4 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Promoted from the team’s practice squad on October 21, 2014.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 12, 2014.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Spent the 2014 preseason with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before being waived on August 29, 2014.
  • Was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad on September 24, 2014.
  • Played two seasons in the Arena Football League, as a member of the Portland Thunder (2013-14) and the Orlando Predators (2014).
  • Made NFL debut vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Posted first career half-sack in win at Washington (11/16/14).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • As rookie, played in final 10 games, collecting eight tackles, including one for loss, and a half-sack on defense and one tackle on special teams.
  • Signed to Tampa Bay’s practice squad on September 24, 2014.
  • Promoted to active roster on October 21, 2014.
  • Made NFL debut vs. Minnesota (10/26), playing in a reserve role.
  • Played in a reserve role at Cleveland (11/2) and vs. Atlanta (11/16).
  • Posted first career half-sack in win at Washington (11/18).
  • Played in a reserve role at Chicago (11/23) for defense that limited the Bears to 204 total net yards of offense.
  • Registered one tackle in reserve role vs. Cincinnati (11/30).
  • Posted career-high three tackles, including one for loss, at Detroit (12/7).
  • Notched one tackle on defense and one on special teams at Carolina (12/14).
  • Recorded one tackle in a reserve role vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Registered one tackle vs. New Orleans (12/28).

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • Played in 35 games at Toledo (2009-12), recording 101 tackles, 10.5 sacks, three passes defensed, and seven forced fumbles.
  • Garnered third-team All-MAC honors as a junior (2011) and sophomore (2010).
  • Appeared in four games as a senior, recording 10 tackles and one sack.
  • Suffered an elbow injury as a junior and only appeared in six games, but was leading the team and tied for third in MAC with 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Also added 23 tackles.
  • Started in all 13 games as a sophomore, totaling 51 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, and four forced fumbles.
  • Played in 11 games as a freshman, tallying 20 tackles, three tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, and three forced fumbles.
  • Attended Perrysburg High School (Perrysburg, Ohio), where he earned first-team all-conference honors, was first-team all-district and a special mention all-state as a senior.
  • In three years, totaled 193 tackles, 44 tackles for loss, and 26 sacks.
  • Born Ayokunle Olatunji Fatinikun on July 28, 1991 in Lagos, Nigeria.

COMMUNITY:

  • Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” event in December 2014.
  • In December 2014, visited patients battling illness during the holidays at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.
  • In November 2014, congratulated students at Pinellas Park Middle School for winning the Fuel Up to PLAY 60 “Defend Your Turf Challenge” and led students in fitness drills.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Promoted from the team’s practice squad on October 21, 2014.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 12, 2014.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Spent the 2014 preseason with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before being waived on August 29, 2014.
  • Was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad on September 24, 2014.
  • Played two seasons in the Arena Football League, as a member of the Portland Thunder (2013-14) and the Orlando Predators (2014).
  • Made NFL debut vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Posted first career half-sack in win at Washington (11/16/14).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • As rookie, played in final 10 games, collecting eight tackles, including one for loss, and a half-sack on defense and one tackle on special teams.
  • Signed to Tampa Bay’s practice squad on September 24, 2014.
  • Promoted to active roster on October 21, 2014.
  • Made NFL debut vs. Minnesota (10/26), playing in a reserve role.
  • Played in a reserve role at Cleveland (11/2) and vs. Atlanta (11/16).
  • Posted first career half-sack in win at Washington (11/18).
  • Played in a reserve role at Chicago (11/23) for defense that limited the Bears to 204 total net yards of offense.
  • Registered one tackle in reserve role vs. Cincinnati (11/30).
  • Posted career-high three tackles, including one for loss, at Detroit (12/7).
  • Notched one tackle on defense and one on special teams at Carolina (12/14).
  • Recorded one tackle in a reserve role vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Registered one tackle vs. New Orleans (12/28).

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • Played in 35 games at Toledo (2009-12), recording 101 tackles, 10.5 sacks, three passes defensed, and seven forced fumbles.
  • Garnered third-team All-MAC honors as a junior (2011) and sophomore (2010).
  • Appeared in four games as a senior, recording 10 tackles and one sack.
  • Suffered an elbow injury as a junior and only appeared in six games, but was leading the team and tied for third in MAC with 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Also added 23 tackles.
  • Started in all 13 games as a sophomore, totaling 51 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, and four forced fumbles.
  • Played in 11 games as a freshman, tallying 20 tackles, three tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, and three forced fumbles.
  • Attended Perrysburg High School (Perrysburg, Ohio), where he earned first-team all-conference honors, was first-team all-district and a special mention all-state as a senior.
  • In three years, totaled 193 tackles, 44 tackles for loss, and 26 sacks.
  • Born Ayokunle Olatunji Fatinikun on July 28, 1991 in Lagos, Nigeria.

COMMUNITY:

  • Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” event in December 2014.
  • In December 2014, visited patients battling illness during the holidays at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.
  • In November 2014, congratulated students at Pinellas Park Middle School for winning the Fuel Up to PLAY 60 “Defend Your Turf Challenge” and led students in fitness drills.
 

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