Jason Pierre-Paul
DE #90
South Florida
Deerfield Beach, FL

Quick Stats (2015):



-    Originally a 1st round (15th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2010.

-    Pierre-Paul’s 16.5 sacks in 2011 was the 4th-highest total in Giants history.
-    In 2011, Pierre-Paul was named first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press.
-    In 2010, Pierre-Paul had 2 sacks vs. Jacksonville (11/28) and 2 vs. Washington (12/5) to become the 1st rookie in Giants history with at least 2 sacks in consecutive games.
-    Originally a 1st round (15th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2010.

-    Pierre-Paul’s 16.5 sacks in 2011 was the 4th-highest total in Giants history.
-    In 2011, Pierre-Paul was named first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press.
-    In 2010, Pierre-Paul had 2 sacks vs. Jacksonville (11/28) and 2 vs. Washington (12/5) to become the 1st rookie in Giants history with at least 2 sacks in consecutive games.

-    Has played in 75 regular-season games with 49 starts and started all 4 postseason
games in which he’s played. Career regular-season totals include 319 tackles (234 solo), 42.0 sacks, 8 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, 2 interceptions (each returned for a touchdown) and 32 passes defensed. In the postseason, JPP has 18 tackles (15 solo) and a half-sack…The 42.0 sacks place Pierre-Paul 8th on the Giants’ career list, 4 sacks behind George Martin.
-    In 2014, started all 16 games at right defensive end…Had 1 of his finest seasons, finishing 3rd on the team with 77 tackles (54 solo), and team-high totals of 12.5 sacks, 16 tackles for losses and 21 quarterback hits…Added 3 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 6 passes defensed.
-    After compiling just 3.5 sacks in the first 11 games, he had 9.0 sacks in the final 5 games. JPP’s total of 12.5 sacks was the 2nd-highest of his career, and the highest total by a Giants player since he had 16.5 in 2011.
-    Pierre-Paul had sacks in 7 different games, including 6 with 1.5 or more sacks. That tied for with Kansas City’s Justin Houston for the NFL’s 3rd-highest total, behind Houston’s J.J Watt and Baltimore’s Elvis Dumervil, who each had 7…JPP had a career-high 2.5 sacks among his 7 tackles vs. Washington (12/14)…Pierre-Paul had 2.0 sacks at Dallas (10/19), at Tennessee (12/7) and vs. Philadelphia (12/28), and 1.5 sacks vs. Arizona (9/14) and at Jacksonville (11/30)…He had 1 sack at St. Louis (12/21).
-    Pierre-Paul’s 2-sack game at Dallas was his first since Dec. 24, 2011, when he had 2 takedowns of the Jets’ Mark Sanchez.
-    Had a season-high 8 tackles (6 solo) and a forced fumble at Seattle (11/9)…had 7 tackles in 4 different games…Also forced fumble at Tennessee and vs. Washington…Recovered a fumble vs. Dallas (11/23)
-    In 2013, JPP played in 11 games with 6 starts, the 1st time in his career he did not play every game…He missed the entire preseason after undergoing surgery on June 4 to repair a herniated disk in his lower back…Was inactive for the season’s final 5 games with a shoulder injury…Finished the season with 37 tackles (28 solo), 2.0 sacks, 5 passes defensed and an interception.
-    JPP was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week following the Giants’ 27-13 victory over Green Bay (11/17) after he effectively clinched the victory by intercepting a Scott Tolzien pass and returning it 24 yards for a touchdown with 10:49 remaining in the game. At the snap, Pierre-Paul put up his hands and snatched a Tolzien pass that was intended for Andrew Quarless. It was his 2nd career pick and he has scored on both of them; on a similar play in 2012 at Dallas, Pierre-Paul picked off Tony Romo and returned it 28 yards for a score.
-    Sacked Terrelle Pryor vs. Oakland (11/10), the game in which he injured his shoulder…Started for the 1st time at Carolina (9/22), where he had a season-high 7 tackles (6 solo)…Opened the season with 3 tackles (2 solo), including a sack of Romo at Dallas (9/8).
-    In 2012, played in all 16 games for the 3rd consecutive season with 15 starts – 14 at right defensive end and 1 at right defensive tackle at San Francisco (10/14)…Started on the NFC Pro Bowl team, his 2nd selection in as many seasons…JPP’s 6.5 sacks and 14 tackles for losses led the Giants for the 2nd season in a row…Finished 3rd on the team with 87 tackles (61 solo)…Also had 17 quarterback hits and a team-high 23 quarterback hurries…Had his 1st career interception, which he returned for a touchdown…Contributed 7 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
-    Recorded 8 tackles (4 solo) and his 1st sack of the season, an 8-yard takedown of Josh Freeman, vs. Tampa Bay (9/16)…Credited with a half-sack of Cam Newton and 2 passes defensed at Carolina (9/20)…Had a season-high 2.0 sacks (1 each of Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick) at San Francisco, the 1st of 4 consecutive games in which he had a sack…Sacked Robert Griffin III and forced a fumble vs. Washington (10/21), sacked Romo at Dallas (10/28) and sacked Ben Roethlisberger vs. Pittsburgh (11/14)…He had a season-high 8 tackles (6 solo) vs. the Steelers…Recovered an Aaron Rodgers fumble vs. Green Bay (11/25).
-    Scored his 1st touchdown on his 1st career interception at the Cowboys when he picked off a Romo pass and returned it 28 yards for a score with 13:05 left in the 2nd quarter. It was the Giants’ 1st defensive touchdown since Michael Boley recovered a fumble and returned it 65 yards vs. St. Louis on Sept. 19, 2011. The score was the team’s 1st interception return for a touchdown since Dec. 21, 2009, when Terrell Thomas brought one back 14 yards at Washington. And it was the 1st score by a Giants defensive lineman since Osi Umenyiora scored on a 37-yard fumble return vs. the Redskins on Sept. 13, 2009.
-    In 2011, JPP established himself as 1 of the NFL’s premier defensive ends in his 2nd pro season. Played in all 16 regular season games with 12 starts and started all 4 of the Giants’ postseason games…Finished 3rd on the team and 1st among defensive linemen with 88 tackles (67 solo) and led the team with 23 tackles for losses and 29 quarterback hits…Pierre-Paul was 4th in the NFL with 16.5 sacks, the 4th-highest total in Giants history. He joined Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor and Michael Strahan as the only Giants with at least 16 in a season. Taylor did it once – he had 20.5 sacks in his 1986 MVP season – and Strahan did it twice (an NFL-record 22.5 sacks in 2001 and 18.5 in 2003).
-    JPP had 5 multiple-sack games: at Washington (9/11), at Philadelphia (9/25), vs. Seattle (10/9), at Dallas (12/11) and at Jets (12/24)…He had at least a half-sack in 12 of the 16 games.
-    Pierre-Paul was selected to his 1st Pro Bowl and was named 1st-team All-Pro by the Associated Press.
      -    JPP was twice selected NFC Defensive Player of the Week in December – when
            he was also named NFC Defensive Player of the Month.
-    In a victory in Dallas, Pierre-Paul led the team with 8 tackles (6 solo), including 2 sacks of Tony Romo. The 1st resulted in a safety for the Giants’ 1st points. The 2nd sack was on a 3rd down in the 3rd quarter and forced the Cowboys to punt from their own 43-yard line. Pierre-Paul also forced a Felix Jones fumble that was recovered by Deon Grant and led to a field goal. He secured the victory by blocking Dan Bailey’s 47-yard field goal attempt with 1 second left in the game. If good, the kick would have tied the score and sent the game into overtime.
-    Was credited with a career-high 16 tackles (11 solo) and a sack vs. Washington (12/18).
-    Was again named Player of the Week after his performance at the Jets. Pierre-Paul had 5 tackles (4 solo), including 2 sacks for losses of 14 yards, and 3 quarterback hits. His 1st sack, with 2 seconds to go in the second quarter, resulted in a 7-yard loss and forced the Jets to attempt a 44-yard field goal, which was wide right. His 2nd sack was on the final series and all but ended the Jets’ chance for a miracle comeback.
-    Pierre-Paul was the 1st NFC defensive player to win the award twice in 3 weeks since New Orleans safety Malcolm Jenkins was honored in Weeks 12 and 14 of the 2010 season. He was the 1st Giant to be cited twice in 1 season since Umenyiora was named Player of the Week in Weeks 4 and 7 of the 2007 season. Pierre-Paul was the 1st Giant to be named Defensive Player of the Week twice in a 3-week span of a season since Strahan in 2001 (Weeks 3 and 5).
-    Had 8 tackles (6 solo) in the NFC Wild Card Game vs. Atlanta (1/8), 2 solo tackles in NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Green Bay (1/15) and 6 tackles (5 solo) in NFC Championship Game at San Francisco (1/22).
-    Pierre-Paul had 2 solo tackles and 2 passes defensed in Super Bowl XLVI vs. New England (2/5).
-    As a rookie in 2010, played in all 16 games as a reserve defensive lineman and on special teams…On defense, finished with 31 tackles (24 solo), including 4.5 sacks, the highest total by a Giants rookie since Cornelius Griffin had 5.0 in 2000…Added 6 passes defensed, 17 QB hurries, 11 QB hits, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries…Tied for 3rd on the team with 9 special teams tackles (8 solo).
-    Made his NFL debut with 1 defensive tackle and 1 special teams tackle vs. Carolina (9/12)…Had 2 special teams tackles at Houston (10/10) and vs. Detroit (10/17)…Recorded a season-high 7 tackles (6 solo), including his first 2 NFL sacks, and 2 forced fumbles vs. Jacksonville (11/28). Forced David Garrard to fumble on each of his first 2 career sacks…Added 2 sacks the following week vs. Washington (12/5) to become the 1st rookie in Giants history with at least 2 sacks in consecutive games…Recovered 1 fumble in each game vs. the Redskins.

-    Played at 3 colleges - College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif., in 2007, Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College in 2008 and South Florida in 2009…In his 3 stops, Pierre-Paul played in 35 games, recording 161 tackles (119 solo) with 31.0 sacks for minus 180 yards, 56.0 stops for losses totaling 248 yards and 13 pressures…He forced seven fumbles and recovered 3 others, deflected 9 passes and intercepted 2 more for 38 yards in returns…In 2009, he was a 1st-team All-America selection by Pro Football Weekly and consensus All-Big East 1st-team choice…Earned team Rookie of the Year honors…A late arrival to fall camp, Pierre-Paul was originally going to be red-shirted, but the coaches relented and allowed him to play…A junior, he moved from 4th on the depth chart at left defensive end to the Bulls’ starter vs. Charleston Southern, Florida State, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Miami, Connecticut and Northern Illinois (International Bowl)…Part of a defense that ranked 19th in the nation in scoring defense (19.8 points per game) and 24th in total defense (321.8 yards per game)…Recorded 45 tackles (27 solo) with 6.5 sacks for minus 29 yards, 16.5 stops for losses totaling 53 yards and a team-high 7 quarterback pressures…Forced 2 fumbles, deflected 3 passes and intercepted another that he returned 18 yards for a touchdown vs. Syracuse…Also blocked a kick vs. Connecticut…His 6.5 sacks in 2009 were the most by a Bulls’ 1st-year player in a season since Shawn Hay and Demetrius Woods both recorded 8.0 sacks in 1997…In 2008, earned All-America and All-Jayhawk Football Conference 1st-team honors at Fort Scott Community College…Helped the Greyhounds finished 9-2 and a victory in the Heart of Texas Bowl…Recorded 67 tackles (50 solo), 10.5 sacks for minus 50 yards, 20.5 stops for losses of 78 yards, forced 3 fumbles and recovered 2 others…Added 5 pressures…In 2007, in just his 2nd season playing organized football, Pierre-Paul was named All-America and All-Western State Conference 1st-team at the College of the Canyons…Led all California junior college players with 14 sacks for minus 101 yards and had 19.0 stops for losses totaling 117 yards…Forced 2 fumbles, recovered another, deflected 5 passes and intercepted another for a 20-yard return.

-    Served a meal at the Food Bank for New York City’s Community Kitchen in Harlem…Attended the Taste of the Giants event at MetLife Stadium…Hosted over 100 New Jersey Special Olympic athletes for a Punt, Pass and Kick competition in MetLife Stadium…Helped the Giants raise awareness about foster care and adoptive services in the tristate area through a partnership with Wendy’s…Hosted a dinner at Engine 74 in New York City on 9/11 to honor the 1st responders from that firehouse.

-    Son (Josiah)…Attended Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High School, lettering 4 times in basketball before playing football as a senior…Helped lead the football team to a 9-3 record as a 225-pound defensive end, earning Class 6A All-District IX consideration…Interdisciplinary social services major…Resides in Deerfield Beach, Fla…Born Jan. 1, 1989.
Career Stats
TOTAL 312 227 85 43.0 1 34 2 52 -- 28 2 8 6
2015 NYG 8 8 26 21 5 1.0 -- 6 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2014 NYG 16 16 77 54 23 12.5 -- 6 -- -- -- -- -- 3 1
2013 NYG 11 6 27 20 7 2.0 0 4 1 24 24 24 1 0 --
2012 NYG 16 15 66 43 23 6.5 0 5 1 28 28 28 1 1 1
2011 NYG 16 12 86 65 21 16.5 1 7 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2010 NYG 16 0 30 24 6 4.5 -- 6 -- -- -- -- -- 2 2

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