Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 01/12/11: #1 Junior OLB Projected: Round(s) 1 for 2012 NFL Draft 2010: Earned second-team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation ... One of five Butkus Award finalists (he finished third in voting) ... Third-team Associated Press All-American ... Second-team Phil Steele All-American ... First-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Lott IMPACT Trophy quarterfinalist ... Phil Steele Mid-Season All-American ... Listed on the Nagurski Trophy, Bednarik Award and Rotary Lombardi Award pre-season watch lists ... Named defensive co-winner of UCLA's Henry R. "Red" Sanders for Most Valuable Player ... Started all 12 games ... Fourth on the team with 68 tackles, first (tied) with 4.0 sacks, second with 10.0 tackles for loss and second (tied) with two interceptions ... T-24th in the Pac-10 in tackles (5.67), T-14th in interceptions (0.17), T-14th in fumbles forced (0.17), T-eighth in fumbles recovered (0.17), T-16th in tackles for loss (0.83) and T-20th in sacks (0.33)...2009: Started all 13 games at strongside linebacker ... Named honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... First-team Sophomore All-America selection by CollegeFootballNews.com ... Tied a UCLA season record with two touchdowns on interceptions and scored three defensive touchdowns in all (one fumble return) ... Led the team with four forced fumbles (T-3rd in Pac-10) ... Second on the team with 6.0 sacks (T-10th in Pac-10) and 14.5 tackles for loss (5th in Pac-10) ... In his final four games of the season, Ayers made 30 tackles, including 4.0 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions (returned one for a touchdown) and returned a fumble for a touchdown ... 2008: Appeared in 12 games with three starts at strongside linebacker (BYU, Oregon, Oregon St.) ... Named to rivals.com Pac-10 All-Freshman team ... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 from the league's coaches ... Was the defensive co-winner of UCLA's John Boncheff, Jr. Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year ... Tied for 19th in the Pac-10 in sacks (0.3) ... Saw his first career action on special teams vs. Tennessee ...2007: Redshirted.
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12/27/12 - LB Akeem Ayers is tied for the team lead in sacks with five. He has been used some as a rush end in the nickel package.
12/03/12 - DE Robert Ayers was deactivated after missing the entire week of practice to be with his family after the unexpected death of his father, Robert Ayers, Sr., at the age of 52.
11/22/12 - LB Akeem Ayers is now being used some as a rush end in third-down packages, taking advantage of his pass rush skills.
11/15/12 - LB Akeem Ayers has played better of late and had a solid game Sunday with an interception and a deflected pass that Colin McCarthy picked and returned for a score against the Dolphins.
11/11/12 - LB Akeem Ayers had an interception and also tipped a pass that Colin McCarthy picked off and returned 49 yards for a touchdown.