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Ex-Boise State great, coming home to London, also appears in emoji form

Miami Dolphins' Jay Ajayi (23) rushes during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.
Miami Dolphins' Jay Ajayi (23) rushes during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. AP

Former Boise State running back Jay Ajayi has looked forward to his upcoming game for quite some time, and there is a little added incentive — his own Twitter emoji.

Ajayi and the Dolphins face the Saints in London at 7:30 a.m. MT Sunday. He was born in London, but moved to the United States when he was 7 years old.

“When I saw that game come up on the schedule, I was about as excited for that as any game, it’s going to be really cool, really special,” Ajayi told the Idaho Statesman in April.

On Wednesday, it was announced that Ajayi now also has a special emoji honoring the visit. Twitter users who use “#JayTrain” will trigger a little caricature of the dreadlocked Pro Bowler. He is the first NFL player to have his own international Twitter emoji.

Coming off a 1,272-yard season in 2016, the third-year back has 138 yards on 39 carries in two games this season. Ajayi did not practice Wednesday as he has dealt with a knee issue that kept him out late last Sunday against the Jets.

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