Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Gunning for My Dolphins against Jets

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Gunning for My Dolphins against Jets

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Byline: Jay Ajayi Miami Dolphins running back

The Miami Dolphins play the New York Jets at Wembley on Sunday. Here is the first of the 22-year-old rookie's columns during the NFL season I'M EXCITED about being back in London and pleased my team is at Wembley, although it's bittersweet for me because I am out injured and won't get to play. But at least I'll be a bit closer to Arsenal and Emirates Stadium and may even bump into my hero and role model, Thierry Henry.

I was born in Hackney and lived in Manor House and the Gunners were a big part of my life, even as a seven-year-old, before my family moved to Texas. In those early years, I dreamed of visiting Wembley or even running out there but I never thought I'd get there as an American Footballer. I chose the sport over soccer when I was growing up in the USA. …

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