PRO: Signed with the Bills as a free agent on September 10, 2010 after being released by Denver on August 24… Released by the Dolphins (3/5/10) after being traded to Miami (4/26/08) from Dallas… signed by the Cowboys as an unrestricted free agent (3/13/06)… originally entered the NFL as a third-round (89th overall) draft choice of Jacksonville in 2002.
2009: w/ Miami Dolphins
2008: w/ Miami Dolphins
2007: w/ Dallas Cowboys
2006: w/ Dallas Cowboys
2005: w/ Jacksonville Jaguars
2004: w/ Jacksonville Jaguars
2003: w/ Jacksonville Jaguars
2002: w/ Jacksonville Jaguars
COLLEGE: Was a three-year starter at defensive end at Purdue after transferring from Coffeyville (Coffeyville, KS) Community College… started all 35 games played for the Boilermakers, totaling 194 tackles, 29.0 sacks, five fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles… posted 64 tackles, nine sacks and 20 stops for a loss as a senior to earn first-team All-Big Ten Conference accolades… received second-team all-conference recognition following his sophomore and junior campaigns.
PERSONAL: Attended MacArthur (Irving, TX) High School where he played linebacker and tight end, earning all-district honors as a senior… active in the community and was named the Jaguars’ 2003 Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee and the 2003 Blue Cross/Blue Shield Community Champion of the Year…
Presents a $10,000 college scholarship to a high school student from his alma matter in memory of his best friend, Michael Tilmon, who was killed in a car accident during their senior year of high school... Worked gamedays at Texas Stadium as a high school student... Younger brother, Remi, is a fourth-year defensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints... First name, Akinola, is an African word that means ‘a warrior who has gone through many wars and has never been defeated’... Attended the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program at the Harvard School of Business during the 2007 offseason... Involved in the management of the Jerseyville Classic Sports Restaurant in Plano, Texas... Graduated from Purdue with a double major in sports psychology and law & society with a minor in business... Full name is pronounced AY-kin AY-dell.