2001: Totaled five tackles, one for a loss, in season opener vs. St. John's (9/21) . . . had nine takedowns, three for losses, at Albany (9/29) . . . made seven tackles, two for a loss, in win over Wagner (10/6) . . . made five tackles, two for a loss, against Sacred Heart (10/13)
2000: Appeared in eight games, starting all eight as inside linebacker . . . missed last two games due to injury . . . finished third on the team with three interceptions totaling 28 yards, his longest return was 16 yards . . . finished third on the team in tackles with 56, 26 unassisted . . . recorded six tackles for a loss and one sack . . . forced four breakups . . . recovered one fumble . . . totaled six tackles to go with an interception and a fumble recovery versus So. Conn. (9/11) . . . had 10 tackles in loss to St. John?s (9/23) . . . totaled nine tackles and an interception against Albany (9/30) . . . picked off his third pass of the year in loss to Sacred Heart (10/14) . . . only sack of the season came against Wagner (10/7) . . . recorded a career-high nine solo tackles, finishing with a season-high 12 at Monmouth (10/21) . . . missed final two games due to injury. Honors: Earned Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors - (9/11)
1999: Played in all 10 games, starting one . . . totaled 52 tackles, seventh-best on the team, and had 25 solo stops . . . recorded four tackles for a loss, an interception (11/20) and one fumble recovery (10/23) . . . registered at least one tackle in every game . . . career-best performance was a nine-tackle effort at Robert Morris. He also recorded his first career interception in that game (11/20) . . . had eight takedowns at C.W. Post (10/23) . . . recorded seven assisted tackles at San Diego (11/6) . . . on two occasions he made six tackles - Central Connecticut (10/30) and St. John?s (11/26).
1998: Appeared in all 10 games as backup linebacker and special teams performer . . . recorded 28 tackles, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed . . . made five stops at Assumption (10/3) . . . had four tackles versus Albany (10/17).
High School: Played football at Copiague High School in Copaigue, N.Y. . . two-time All-County selection . . . finalist for the award as the top linebacker in Suffolk County in senior season.
The File on Ayala Year UT AT Tot TFL Sacks FR Int Br 1998 16 12 28 2 0 1 1 1 1999 25 27 52 4 0 1 1 1 2000 26 30 56 6 1 1 3 4 2001 13 15 28 8 .5 0 0 2 Total 80 84 164 20 1.5 3 5 8