B. J. Askew
No. 35
Position:Fullback
Personal information
Born: (1980-08-19) August 19, 1980 (age 41)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:233 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school:Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio)
College:Michigan
NFL Draft:2003 / Round: 3 / Pick: 85
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Bobby DeAngelo Askew, Jr. (born August 19, 1980) is a former American football fullback. He played college football as the University of Michigan. He ranks first all-time among Michigan running backs in reception yards.[1]

Askew was selected in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, the first out of eight fullbacks taken in the draft. He has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

High school years

Askew attended Colerain High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was a letterwinner in football, basketball, and track & field. In basketball, he averaged 10 points per game as a junior. Askew graduated from Colerain High School in 1999.

Professional football career

Askew was a third round draft pick by the New York Jets in 2003.[2]

He was later signed by the Buccaneers to back up Mike Alstott, but assumed starting duties when Alstott went down with a neck injury. On May 15, 2008, the team gave him a four-year contract extension. It was a 5-year deal worth $8.6 million, making him one of the league's highest-paid fullbacks.[3]

On April 26, 2010, the Buccaneers released Askew.[4]

Notes

  1. ^ "Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan & Host Interactive. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-02-29. Retrieved 2007-12-28.
  2. ^ https://www.bucpower.com/bj-askew.html
  3. ^ "BJ Askew Gets an Extension". 23 May 2008.
  4. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers". NFL.com. 2010. Archived from the original on 28 April 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2012.