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B.J. Raji
DT #90
Height:
6-2
Weight:
337
Age:
28
College:
Boston College
Experience:
6

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 129 90 39 10.5 0 8 0 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2013 GB 16 16 17 12 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 GB 14 14 26 16 10 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 GB 16 16 22 14 8 3.0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2010 GB 16 16 39 29 10 6.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2009 GB 14 1 25 19 6 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Pro Highlights

  • Versatile big man at the center of the Green Bay defense, he earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl in 2011, becoming the first Packers defensive tackle since Bob Brown in 1972 to receive the honor.
  • Started all 16 games for the third time in the last four seasons in 2013, posting 36 tackles (14 solo).
  • Including playoffs, has now played in 70 of a possible 72 games over the last four seasons for the Packers (all starts). Is tied for second among NFL defensive linemen with his 70 games played (including playoffs) since 2010.
  • Earned Pro Bowl alternate status for his performance in 2012 after starting all 14 games in which he appeared and posting 46 tackles (26 solo) and a pass defensed.
  • Started all 16 games for the second consecutive year in 2011 (joining S Morgan Burnett as the only two Green Bay defensive players to do so in 2011), and registered 43 tackles (19 solo), three sacks, three passes defensed and a fumble recovery.
  • Was named a Pro Bowl alternate in 2010 and was selected to USA Today’s All-Joe Team, which honors unheralded players in the league, while also earning All-NFC honors from Pro Football Weekly.
  • Led all NFL nose tackles with 6½ sacks in 2010, the most recorded by a NT since Minnesota’s Ken Clarke posted seven in 1990 (according to STATS LLC), and was the only Green Bay defensive lineman to open every game, posting a career-high 66 tackles (36 solo).
  • Added 12 tackles, a sack, two passes defensed and an interception in the 2010 postseason, highlighted by an 18-yard INT return for a score at Chicago in the NFC Championship Game that put Green Bay up 21-7 in the eventual 21-14 victory.
  • Played in 14 games with one start as a rookie in ’09 and was named to the Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie team, becoming the first Green Bay defensive lineman to earn the recognition since DE Vonnie Holliday in 1998.
  • Was part of a defensive-line rotation that year that helped the Packers lead the NFL in run defense for the first time in franchise history, allowing a team-record 83.3 yards per game.
  • Rookie campaign got off to a slow start when he didn’t sign a contract until Aug. 14, which caused him to miss the first two weeks of practice. Sprained his ankle in the preseason finale at Tennessee (Sept. 3), which sidelined him for the first two regular-season games.

 

COLLEGE

A three-year starter for the Eagles, he posted 105 tackles (59 solo), 32½ tackles for a loss, 12½ sacks and nine passes defensed during his career…Nearly one-third of his tackles (32½ of 105, 31 percent) were behind the line of scrimmage…Graduated with a degree in sociology.

                       

 

PERSONAL

Given name Busari Raji Jr. …Last name is pronounced RAH-jee…Nicknamed B.J. …Born in New York City…Single…Brother, Corey, played basketball at Boston College and has split the last two seasons playing professionally in both Luxembourg and France...Appeared in ESPN promotional ads for the 2011 ESPY Awards, pitted in a fictional dance-off against John Wall of the NBA’s Washington Wizards…Also appeared opposite teammates Matthews and Rodgers in national State Farm advertisements, featuring his trademark dance move…Parents, Mamie and Busari Sr., are Pentecostal ministers…High school: An all-state, all-North Jersey and all-county honoree as a senior at Westwood Regional High (Washington Township, N.J.), when he recorded 75 tackles, 7½ sacks and four forced fumbles…A three-year starter at both G and DT, was a two-time All-Bergen County Scholastic League selection…Was selected to play in the 2004 Governor’s Bowl, which pits the top seniors in New Jersey against those from New York…Was part of a state championship team as a freshman in 2000, and also lettered in basketball his freshman and sophomore years…Community involvement: Participated in the “Pro vs. GI Joe” event, playing an Xbox game against a solider overseas; also spent time with soldier’s family and local military in attendance…Coached youth football and youth basketball in New Jersey...Hobbies/interests: Enjoys playing video games and watching movies, naming Casino as his favorite film...His favorite TV shows include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Game of Thrones and The Sopranos…Has also recently learned how to play different card games and calls himself an aspiring poker shark…Has an appreciation for the history of the NFL and enjoys meeting former players and contributors…Also has an interest in player personnel and has expressed a desire to potentially pursue the field in order to become a general manager…Residence: Edgewater, N.J.

Pro Highlights

  • Versatile big man at the center of the Green Bay defense, he earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl in 2011, becoming the first Packers defensive tackle since Bob Brown in 1972 to receive the honor.
  • Started all 16 games for the third time in the last four seasons in 2013, posting 36 tackles (14 solo).
  • Including playoffs, has now played in 70 of a possible 72 games over the last four seasons for the Packers (all starts). Is tied for second among NFL defensive linemen with his 70 games played (including playoffs) since 2010.
  • Earned Pro Bowl alternate status for his performance in 2012 after starting all 14 games in which he appeared and posting 46 tackles (26 solo) and a pass defensed.
  • Started all 16 games for the second consecutive year in 2011 (joining S Morgan Burnett as the only two Green Bay defensive players to do so in 2011), and registered 43 tackles (19 solo), three sacks, three passes defensed and a fumble recovery.
  • Was named a Pro Bowl alternate in 2010 and was selected to USA Today’s All-Joe Team, which honors unheralded players in the league, while also earning All-NFC honors from Pro Football Weekly.
  • Led all NFL nose tackles with 6½ sacks in 2010, the most recorded by a NT since Minnesota’s Ken Clarke posted seven in 1990 (according to STATS LLC), and was the only Green Bay defensive lineman to open every game, posting a career-high 66 tackles (36 solo).
  • Added 12 tackles, a sack, two passes defensed and an interception in the 2010 postseason, highlighted by an 18-yard INT return for a score at Chicago in the NFC Championship Game that put Green Bay up 21-7 in the eventual 21-14 victory.
  • Played in 14 games with one start as a rookie in ’09 and was named to the Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie team, becoming the first Green Bay defensive lineman to earn the recognition since DE Vonnie Holliday in 1998.
  • Was part of a defensive-line rotation that year that helped the Packers lead the NFL in run defense for the first time in franchise history, allowing a team-record 83.3 yards per game.
  • Rookie campaign got off to a slow start when he didn’t sign a contract until Aug. 14, which caused him to miss the first two weeks of practice. Sprained his ankle in the preseason finale at Tennessee (Sept. 3), which sidelined him for the first two regular-season games.

 

COLLEGE

A three-year starter for the Eagles, he posted 105 tackles (59 solo), 32½ tackles for a loss, 12½ sacks and nine passes defensed during his career…Nearly one-third of his tackles (32½ of 105, 31 percent) were behind the line of scrimmage…Graduated with a degree in sociology.

                       

 

PERSONAL

Given name Busari Raji Jr. …Last name is pronounced RAH-jee…Nicknamed B.J. …Born in New York City…Single…Brother, Corey, played basketball at Boston College and has split the last two seasons playing professionally in both Luxembourg and France...Appeared in ESPN promotional ads for the 2011 ESPY Awards, pitted in a fictional dance-off against John Wall of the NBA’s Washington Wizards…Also appeared opposite teammates Matthews and Rodgers in national State Farm advertisements, featuring his trademark dance move…Parents, Mamie and Busari Sr., are Pentecostal ministers…High school: An all-state, all-North Jersey and all-county honoree as a senior at Westwood Regional High (Washington Township, N.J.), when he recorded 75 tackles, 7½ sacks and four forced fumbles…A three-year starter at both G and DT, was a two-time All-Bergen County Scholastic League selection…Was selected to play in the 2004 Governor’s Bowl, which pits the top seniors in New Jersey against those from New York…Was part of a state championship team as a freshman in 2000, and also lettered in basketball his freshman and sophomore years…Community involvement: Participated in the “Pro vs. GI Joe” event, playing an Xbox game against a solider overseas; also spent time with soldier’s family and local military in attendance…Coached youth football and youth basketball in New Jersey...Hobbies/interests: Enjoys playing video games and watching movies, naming Casino as his favorite film...His favorite TV shows include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Game of Thrones and The Sopranos…Has also recently learned how to play different card games and calls himself an aspiring poker shark…Has an appreciation for the history of the NFL and enjoys meeting former players and contributors…Also has an interest in player personnel and has expressed a desire to potentially pursue the field in order to become a general manager…Residence: Edgewater, N.J.