Chargers' Ajirotutu makes name for himself with winning TD catch against Chiefs

Published November 25, 2013

| Associated Press

Seyi Ajirotutu should get a little more notice after catching a last-second touchdown pass to lift the San Diego Chargers to a thrilling 41-38 victory at Kansas City.

His name, though, will no doubt still be hard for some people to pronounce.

Ajirotutu caught a 26-yard pass from Philip Rivers with 24 seconds left Sunday to end the shootout and a three-game losing streak, and perhaps save the Chargers' season.

His name remains a mouthful. It's pronounced SHAY-ee ah-ZHIR-uh-tutu.

Says Ajirotutu: "It's a little challenging saying nine letters in the last name. It's OK. There's people that have unique names, but we're good. It's happened since I've been in kindergarten."

The Chargers (5-6) host Andrew Dalton and the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.


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