CAREER: Lettered three seasons (2014-15-16) ... reserve running back who appeared in 33 games ... played in all 12 games during 2016 campaign and scored first collegiate touchdown against Virginia ... in 33 career games, rushed 87 times for 319 yards (3.67 ypr) and one touchdown ... added nine receptions for 76 yards (8.44 ypc) ... had five games with 25+ rushing yards ... caught a career-long 33-yard pass at Georgia Tech in 2016 ... turned in a personal-long 28-yard rush versus No. 23 Virginia Tech in 2016.
2016: Played in all 12 games ... rushed 42 times for 161 yards (3.83) and one touchdown … added six receptions for 42 yards (7.00) and one kickoff return for 17 yards ... registered six or more carries in five contests with a season-high 10 rushes against North Carolina, registering a year-best 36 yards … scored first career touchdown against Virginia … turned in a career-best 33-yard reception against Georgia Tech ... tallied year’s only kickoff return at Pittsburgh … on the field for 230 snaps.
2015: Played in eight games ... missed the first three weeks and the final two contests all due to injury ... lost one fumble in six touches ... rushed four times for eight yards (2.00) while catching one pass for 11 yards (11.00) ... rushing attempts came against Army West Point (2-7) and North Carolina (2-1) ... lone catch of the year was versus Pittsburgh ... on the field for 118 snaps.
2014: Played in all 13 games ... rushed 41 times for 150 yards (3.66) ... caught two passes for 23 yards (11.50) ... lost zero fumbles in 45 touches ... had season highs for both rushing attempts (8) and rushing yards (53) at Georgia Tech ... had 34 yards on the ground at Troy ... one of six offensive backs to rush for 150+ yards on the season as the Blue Devils averaged 181.85 ground yards per game to mark the program’s highest total since 1977 ... registered single-game receptions in wins over Elon and Troy covering 14 and nine yards, respectively ... carded four tackles on special teams ... as a member of Duke’s punt return unit, returned an INT 12 yards for a TD against Tulane ... on the field for 190 snaps.
2013: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Norco under coach Todd Gerhart ... helped Norco to three-year record of 23-13 with three state playoff berths ... listed as the No. 61 running back in the nation by ESPN.com, the No. 81 running back in the country by Scout.com and the No. 82 running back in the nation by 247Sports.com ... three-time all-league selection ... first team CIF Southern Section choice following senior season ... as a senior, rushed for 1,605 yards with 16 TDs ... had 1,875 rushing yards with 20 TDs as a junior and 1,075 rushing yards with 12 TDs during sophomore campaign ... also lettered in basketball.
PERSONAL: Son of David and Ruth Ajeigbe ... born January 30, 1995 ... high school teammate of current Duke safety Corbin McCarthy ... majoring in political science.
|Joseph Ajeigbe's Career Rushing Stats|
|Joseph Ajeigbe's Career Receiving Stats|
|Joseph Ajeigbe's Career Kickoff Return Stats|
|2014 Game Log|