JAN 15, 2014 3:56p ET
Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl selection Brendon Ayanbadejo is an analyst for FOX FOOTBALL DAILY on FOX Sports 1, having joined the network in August 2013.
Ayanbadejo played 10 years in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins (2003-04), Chicago Bears (2005-07) and Baltimore Ravens (2008-12). The linebacker and special teams player made the Pro Bowl twice with the Bears, in 2006 and '07, and once with the Ravens, in 2008, and helped Baltimore to a win in Super Bowl XLVII during his final year in the league.
Ayanbadejo earned a history degree from UCLA where he helped the Bruins to a pair of conference championships and was named first-team All-Pac-10 as a senior. Following his collegiate career, he was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 1999.
A member of the Falcons' and Chicago Bears' practice squads for two seasons, Ayanbadejo played in the Canadian Football League from 2000-02, earning All-Star status for the 2002 season. He returned to the NFL with the Miami Dolphins in 2003 and spent the next 10 years in the league where he served as a team captain, Players Union representative and NFL Play 60 ambassador.
A civil rights activist and LGBT speaker, Ayanbadejo was born in Chicago to an Irish-American mother and Nigerian father. He spent his early years living in Nigeria before his family returned to Chicago and his adolescence in Santa Cruz, Calif.