B.J. Raji Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 31, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on May 15, 2022
BJ Raji won the Super Bowl XLV in 2011
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About B. J. Raji

BJ Raji is a retired football player born on July 11, 1986.
Busari Alamu Jr, more commonly known as Busari Raji or B.J. Raji, is a retired football player of Nigerian and American nationality.
BJ Raji grew up in New York and developed an interest in football early. He played for his school and college football teams before being drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 2009.
Raji's career was short but definitive as he played an integral part in the Packers' Super Bowl XLV victory in 2011. Baji was constantly hampered by injuries because he could not make the long-term impact he wanted on the team. However, he was an important part of the impenetrable Packers defense in all the seasons he played through.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is BJ Raji’s net worth?

As of 2022, BJ Raji is believed to have a net worth of $11.5 million.

How much does BJ Raji earn per year?

There is no data available on Raji's earnings per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is BJ Raji?

BJ Raji stands at the height of 6 ft 2 in (188 cm).

How old is BJ Raji?

BJ Raji, the football player, was born on July 11, 1986, to BJ Raji, Sr and Mamie Raji in New York City. As of 2022, Raji is 35 years old.

Childhood And Education

BJ Raji was born in July to Busari Raji, Sr., an immigrant from Nigeria, and Mamie Raji on July 11, 1986, in New York City.
Raji has two younger brothers, Corey Raji and Ade Raji. Unlike Raji, his brother Corey Raji opted for basketball and was a professional basketball player who played for teams in Luxembourg and France.
Not much is known about Raji's childhood or upbringing. Raji spent his teenage years playing on his school team Westwood Regional High School and then for Boston College.
As a senior, Raji was awarded spots in the All-Country, All-Conference, and All-the-State teams.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is BJ Raji dating?

BJ Raji has kept much of his life private; therefore, there is little information regarding his dating or married life.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

BJ Raji is best-known as a football player. He helped the American football squad Green Bay Packers win the Super Bown XLV in 2011. The former Pro Bowl nose tackle started his NFL career playing for the Green Bay Packers.
Between 2004 and 2008, B.J. Raji played collegiate football for Boston College. B.J racked up nine sacks and 99 tackles over his first- and second-year student seasons at the collegiate level.
During his playing years at Boston, the former football player was selected as a two-time all-ACC selection, first as a second-team member in 2006 and then a starter in 2008.
In 2009, he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers as the ninth overall pick. He was initially coached by Dom Capers and was a part of his defensive plans during the 2009 season. Raji completed his training period, and his move was confirmed in August 2009. However, Raji only played in 14 games as a season-ending ankle injury afflicted him. His limited appearances saw him accumulate one sack and 25 tackles.
Raji's second season at the Packers kickstarted his career as he earned a starting position in defense as a nose tackle. He played as a starter in all 16 games and quickly became the foundation of the Packer defense. Over the season, he accumulated 6.5 sacks, three passes defended, and 39 tackles. This breakthrough season also saw him almost making it to the Pro Bowl, as he was passed upon by more renowned players.
In January 2011, Raji, at a weight of 337 lbs, broke the NFL record for the heaviest player to score a touchdown, previously held by William Perry. Raji soon nicknamed himself ‘The Freezer.’
Raji suffered a slump from 2012 to 2013 and then missed the entire 2014 season because of a torn bicep injury. He signed a $3.5 million one-year contract with the Packers after the 2014 season and appeared in 15 games in 2015.

Charity Work

BJ Raji is not associated with any charity.

What awards has BJ Raji won?

BJ Raji won the Super Bowl XLV and Pro Bowl in 2011.

BJ Raji’s Hobbies And Interests

Not much is known about Raji's interests and hobbies.

Other Interesting BJ Raji Facts And Trivia

In 2011, he got a handoff and scored his first offensive rushing touchdown.
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B.J. Raji Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Busari Alamu Raji Jr

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

New York



188 cm

Child Star?



American football player


Westwood regional high school

Net Worth



Mamie Raji, Busari Raji Sr


Corey Raji, Ade Raji
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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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