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Dolphins' Jay Ajayi gave the boot to soccer and has thrived in football ever since

Dolphins' Jay Ajayi gave the boot to soccer and has thrived in football ever since

The decisive cut of running back Jay Ajayi came long before he burst onto the scene with the Miami Dolphins, putting up consecutive 200-yard rushing games, and even before he ran for 3,796 yards in three seasons at Boise State.

It was back in high school in Frisco, Texas, that Ajayi planted his foot in the ground and pushed off in one direction for good, opting for football over his beloved soccer when his father advised him to choose.

“I was a junior, and it was kind of draining rushing from practice to practice, right after each other,” said Ajayi, 23, whose last name rhymes with Hawaii. “So I sat down with my dad and he told me, ‘You’re going to have to decide. You can be...

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