Pro Highlights

  • 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.
  • Prior to missing all of the 2014 season due to a biceps injury, played in 14 or more games in each of his first five seasons, including starting 16 games three times.
  • Played in 70 games from 2010-13 (including playoffs), tied for the second most in the NFL by a defensive lineman over that span.
  • 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 that season), 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.


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…Senior season (2008): Was named first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference, totaling a team-high eight sacks and 16 tackles for a loss among 42 total tackles (22 solo) while starting all 13 games…Also batted down five passes…Received several All-American honors – second team by, third team by The Associated Press and, and honorable mention from Pro Football Weekly and…Became the first DT to lead the Eagles in sacks since Mike Ruth in 1985…Received the Mary M. and William H. Sullivan Jr. ’37 scholarship…Led a defense that ranked seventh in the nation in run defense, allowing just 91.2 yards per game on the ground…Posted two sacks on back-to-back plays at Wake Forest (Nov. 22)…Finished his career with five tackles (tying his career high of four solo), including three for a loss, one sack and one deflected pass in Music City Bowl vs. Vanderbilt (Dec. 31)…Redshirt season (2007): Redshirted due to academic ineligibility…On the eve of the season opener, found out about a clerical error by an academic advisor in the calculation of his credits…Spent the season practicing on the scout team…Junior season (2006): Started all 12 games and received second-team All-ACC honors…Posted 23 tackles (16 solo), 8½ tackles for a loss, three sacks, one forced fumble and three batted passes…Sophomore season (2005): Started all 12 games and recorded 27 tackles (20 solo), 6½ tackles for a loss, 1½ sacks and one batted pass…Established collegiate high of six tackles (three solo), including one tackle for a loss, vs. Wake Forest (Oct. 15)…Freshman season (2004): Worked his way into the DT rotation as a true freshman and posted 13 tackles (six solo), including 1½ tackles for a loss.


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…Residence: Edgewater, N.J.