Dami Ayoola
Dami Ayoola

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 205



Blue Holds On for 35-28 Win Over Orange

Blue Capitalizes on 5 Orange Turnovers to Grab Victory


Illinois Topped By Purdue, 20-17

Nathan Scheelhaase completed 22 passes for 160 yards and rushed for 76 yards for Illinois


Tim Beckman Weekly Press Conference Quotes

Selected Quotes from Tim Beckman's Weekly Press Conference


Tim Beckman Weekly Press Conference Quotes

Selected Quotes from Tim Beckman's Weekly Press Conference


Illini Crush Charleston Southern, 44-0

O'Toole throws for 333 yards, 5 TDs; Lankford has 97 receiving yards and 2 TDs in victory


Orange & Blue Spring Game 2013

Photos from the Orange and Blue Spring Game at Memorial Stadium - April 12, 2013


Illinois Football at Northwestern - 11/24/12

Photos from the Illinois football game at Northwestern - 11/24/12 (AP and Mark Cowan)


Illinois vs. Purdue

Illinois vs. Purdue @ Memorial Stadium Nov. 17, 2012.


Illinois vs. Indiana

Illinois vs. Indiana 10/27/2012 @ Memorial Stadium


Illinois vs. Charleston Southern

9/15/2012 Illinois vs. Charleston Southern @ Memorial Stadium

2013: Dismissed from the team in September for violating team rules. Did not play in any games.

2012: Played in 11 games as a true-freshman, rushing for 117 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries (4.5 ypc) on the season ... Had a 16-yard touchdown against Purdue ... Caught three passes for nine yards at Ohio State, marking career highs in both categories ... Rushed six times for 24 yards against Indiana ... Had a career-high eight carries for 55 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown - the first of his career - against Charleston Southern ... Rushed for 21 yards on seven carries in Illini debut at Arizona State.

High school: A three-star recruit by and ... Ranked the No. 18 tailback in the nation by ... Listed as the No. 27 running back in the nation and as a top-60 player in Florida by ... Named to the SuperPrep Florida 110 team ... Part of 2008 and 2010 state championship teams ... 2010 team was named national champions by multiple outlets ... Rushed for 549 yards and seven touchdowns in 2011, averaging 5.7 yards per carry ... Rushed for 855 yards as a junior ... Played in the Under Armour Dade vs. Broward All-Star Football Game.

Personal: Name pronounced DAY-me uh-YOU-la ... Born Oct. 28, 1993 ... Son of Kim Fadenipo ... Enrolled in general studies ... Plans to major in engineering ... Chose Illinois over Auburn, Boston College, Cincinnati, Iowa, Notre Dame, Wisconsin and West Virginia, among others.

Carries: 8 vs. Charleston Southern, 9/15/12
Rushing Yards: 55 vs. Charleston Southern, 9/15/12
Long Run: 28 vs. Charleston Southern, 9/15/12
Touchdowns: 1, twice (last vs. Purdue, 11/17/12)
Receptions: 3, 3x (last at Ohio State, 11/3/12)
Receiving Yards: 9 at Ohio State, 11/3/12
Long Reception: 12 at Ohio State, 11/3/12
All-Purpose Yards: 62 vs. Charleston Southern, 9/15/12

Career Statistics:


updated 3/3/14