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Star running back and 1999 graduate Louis Ayeni was inducted into the Woodbury High School Hall of Fame last week. (Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker)

Lionheart: Former star running back Louis Ayeni inducted into Woodbury Hall of Fame

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While signing up for fourth grade soccer, an unknown woman took one look at a young Louis Ayeni and told him he should think about playing football. No one could’ve guessed where it would lead.


A 1999 Woodbury High School graduate, Ayeni became a record-setting running back for the Royals who would go on to play in the NFL along with becoming a Division 1 college player and coach.

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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