Eli Apple
CB #24
Height:
6-1
Weight:
199
Age:
22
College:
Ohio State
Hometown:
Philadelphia, PA
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
31
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a first-round (10th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2016.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    As a rookie in 2016, Apple played in 14 regular-season games with 11 starts, and started the NFC Wild Card Game…He started 7 games at left cornerback and 4 as an extra defensive back in the regular season, and as an extra defensive back in the postseason…Was inactive with a hamstring injury at Minnesota (10/3) and with a groin injury vs. Baltimore (10/16)…Finished the season with 49 tackles (41 solo), 7 passes defensed, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery.
-    Apple had 4 solo tackles in his NFL debut at Dallas (9/11)…Contributed 7 tackles (including a season-high 6 solo) vs. New Orleans (9/18)…Had 3 solo tackles and 1 forced fumble vs. the Rams in London (10/23)…Tallied 4 solo tackles vs. Philadelphia (11/6).
-    Picked off a Ben Roethlisberger pass intended for Eli Rogers with 44 seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter for his first career interception at Pittsburgh (12/4)…Also got his first fumble recovery when he fell on a ball that Jonathan Casillas had dislodged from Le’Veon Bell midway through the 3rd quarter…Apple was the first Giants player with an interception and recovery in the same game since defensive end Kerry Wynn did it in St. Louis on Dec. 21, 2014…He also had 5 tackles (4 solo) in that game.
-    Matched his season-high with 7 tackles (4 solo), and had 1 pass defensed vs. Detroit (12/18)…Recorded 4 solo tackles at Washington (1/1)…Had 4 solo tackles and 1 pass defensed in his postseason debut at Green Bay (1/8).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 28 games with 27 starts in 2 seasons at Ohio State (2014-15)…Finished with 86 tackles (56 solo), including 7.5 stops for losses…Totaled 22 passes defensed (18 pass breakups and 4 interceptions)…Named 2nd-team All-Big Ten in 2015 by the league’s coaches, and a freshman All-America in 2014 after a season in which he had 53 tackles, and was among the Top 10 in the Big Ten with 13 passes defensed…In 2015, started all 13 games at cornerback and had 33 tackles (23 solo), including 2 for losses, and 9 passes defensed (8 breakups and 1 interception)…In 2014, played in 15 games with 14 starts in Ohio State’s national championship season…Finished the season as one of the top 10 tacklers on the team with 53, including 5.5 tackles for losses, and had 13 passes defensed (10 breakups, 3 interceptions)…Recorded his first collegiate interception vs. Virginia Tech, and also had interceptions vs. Maryland and in the College Football Playoff national championship game vs. Oregon…Intercepted Marcus Mariota’s final throw as a collegian; only the 4th interception thrown by the Heisman Trophy winner all season.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Raised awareness for NFL Play 60 by wearing custom-designed cleats during Week 13 for the league wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”..Hosted Thursday Night Lights youth football camp with former high school teammates in Voorhees, N.J...Visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to thank the members of the military for their service, host a youth football event for their kids, and announce the 2017 Round 4 NFL Draft pick on t.v. with selected members of the base...Hosted the MetLife “Bikes for Kids” event, giving a new bike and helmet to the kids who also were able to participate in a day of play at the Giants’ facility...Visited the children’s hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center with fellow rookies in costume on Halloween to spend time with young patients and their families...Served lunch with fellow rookies to more than 400 people at Eva’s Village in Paterson, N.J. during Thanksgiving week...Attended the United Way NYC Gridiron Gala, joining teammates and Jets players to help raise over $2 million in support of the United Way’s efforts in New York City...Attended the Play 60 Challenge Field Day Celebration at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Teaneck, N.J...Participated in the 2016 Giants Town Hall event for season ticket holders, answering questions from the fans...Attended the GIANT Night of Comedy hosted by the Rashad Jennings Foundation at New York Gotham’s Comedy Club...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support.  

PERSONAL:
-    Sports industry major…Attended Eastern High School in Vorhees, N.J…As a senior, Apple played both sides of the ball…Playing cornerback, he had 45 tackles, 2 interceptions and 17 pass deflections….Also forced 3 fumbles and blocked a kick…Apple doubled as a wide receiver, and had 39 receptions for 770 yards and 4 touchdowns…Son of Annie and Tim Apple.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a first-round (10th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2016.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    As a rookie in 2016, Apple played in 14 regular-season games with 11 starts, and started the NFC Wild Card Game…He started 7 games at left cornerback and 4 as an extra defensive back in the regular season, and as an extra defensive back in the postseason…Was inactive with a hamstring injury at Minnesota (10/3) and with a groin injury vs. Baltimore (10/16)…Finished the season with 49 tackles (41 solo), 7 passes defensed, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery.
-    Apple had 4 solo tackles in his NFL debut at Dallas (9/11)…Contributed 7 tackles (including a season-high 6 solo) vs. New Orleans (9/18)…Had 3 solo tackles and 1 forced fumble vs. the Rams in London (10/23)…Tallied 4 solo tackles vs. Philadelphia (11/6).
-    Picked off a Ben Roethlisberger pass intended for Eli Rogers with 44 seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter for his first career interception at Pittsburgh (12/4)…Also got his first fumble recovery when he fell on a ball that Jonathan Casillas had dislodged from Le’Veon Bell midway through the 3rd quarter…Apple was the first Giants player with an interception and recovery in the same game since defensive end Kerry Wynn did it in St. Louis on Dec. 21, 2014…He also had 5 tackles (4 solo) in that game.
-    Matched his season-high with 7 tackles (4 solo), and had 1 pass defensed vs. Detroit (12/18)…Recorded 4 solo tackles at Washington (1/1)…Had 4 solo tackles and 1 pass defensed in his postseason debut at Green Bay (1/8).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 28 games with 27 starts in 2 seasons at Ohio State (2014-15)…Finished with 86 tackles (56 solo), including 7.5 stops for losses…Totaled 22 passes defensed (18 pass breakups and 4 interceptions)…Named 2nd-team All-Big Ten in 2015 by the league’s coaches, and a freshman All-America in 2014 after a season in which he had 53 tackles, and was among the Top 10 in the Big Ten with 13 passes defensed…In 2015, started all 13 games at cornerback and had 33 tackles (23 solo), including 2 for losses, and 9 passes defensed (8 breakups and 1 interception)…In 2014, played in 15 games with 14 starts in Ohio State’s national championship season…Finished the season as one of the top 10 tacklers on the team with 53, including 5.5 tackles for losses, and had 13 passes defensed (10 breakups, 3 interceptions)…Recorded his first collegiate interception vs. Virginia Tech, and also had interceptions vs. Maryland and in the College Football Playoff national championship game vs. Oregon…Intercepted Marcus Mariota’s final throw as a collegian; only the 4th interception thrown by the Heisman Trophy winner all season.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Raised awareness for NFL Play 60 by wearing custom-designed cleats during Week 13 for the league wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”..Hosted Thursday Night Lights youth football camp with former high school teammates in Voorhees, N.J...Visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to thank the members of the military for their service, host a youth football event for their kids, and announce the 2017 Round 4 NFL Draft pick on t.v. with selected members of the base...Hosted the MetLife “Bikes for Kids” event, giving a new bike and helmet to the kids who also were able to participate in a day of play at the Giants’ facility...Visited the children’s hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center with fellow rookies in costume on Halloween to spend time with young patients and their families...Served lunch with fellow rookies to more than 400 people at Eva’s Village in Paterson, N.J. during Thanksgiving week...Attended the United Way NYC Gridiron Gala, joining teammates and Jets players to help raise over $2 million in support of the United Way’s efforts in New York City...Attended the Play 60 Challenge Field Day Celebration at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Teaneck, N.J...Participated in the 2016 Giants Town Hall event for season ticket holders, answering questions from the fans...Attended the GIANT Night of Comedy hosted by the Rashad Jennings Foundation at New York Gotham’s Comedy Club...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support.  

PERSONAL:
-    Sports industry major…Attended Eastern High School in Vorhees, N.J…As a senior, Apple played both sides of the ball…Playing cornerback, he had 45 tackles, 2 interceptions and 17 pass deflections….Also forced 3 fumbles and blocked a kick…Apple doubled as a wide receiver, and had 39 receptions for 770 yards and 4 touchdowns…Son of Annie and Tim Apple.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 82 68 14 0.0 0 13 1 0 -- 0 0 1 4
2017 NYG 6 4 31 27 4 0.0 -- 6 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2016 NYG 14 11 51 41 10 0.0 -- 7 1 0 -- 0 0 1 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @DAL L 3-19 7 5 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 DET L 10-24 5 5 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @PHI L 24-27 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
4 @TB L 23-25 4 4 0 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 LAC L 22-27 5 5 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @DEN W 23-10 5 5 0 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1

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