Matt LaCosse
TE #81
Height:
6-5
Weight:
261
Age:
25
College:
Illinois
Hometown:
Naperville, IL
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Giants on May 7, 2015…Waived on Aug. 4, 2015…Signed by the New York Jets on Aug. 25, 2015…Waived by Jets on Aug. 30, 2015…Signed to the Giants’ practice squad on Nov. 4, 2015…Signed to the Giants’ active roster on Dec. 25, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    LaCosse has played in 2 games, both in 2015, and caught 3 passes for 22 yards, with a long reception of 10 yards.
-    In 2016, spent the season on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury in a preseason game at Buffalo (8/20).
-    As a rookie in 2015, played in 2 games…Made his NFL debut at Minnesota (12/27), with 3 receptions (tying the team high) for 22 yards…First career catch was a 4-yarder from Eli Manning….Also played in season finale vs. Philadelphia (1/3).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 47 games at Illinois…Career totals included 38 receptions for 397 yards (10.4-yard avg.), and 6 touchdowns…As a senior in 2014, LaCosse played in 13 games and had 14 receptions for 117 yards and 3 touchdowns…As a junior in 2013, played in 12 games with 9 starts, and finished with 20 receptions for 237 yards and 3 touchdowns.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Participated in a day of play at Norman A. Bleshman Regional Day School, which supports kids up to 21 years of age with significant disabilities...Read a popular Dr. Seuss book to students at Memorial Campus School in Lyndhurst, N.J. for Dr. Seuss’ Read Across America Day... Attended the Giants annual Jingle Jam holiday party for 600 New Jersey foster children, who received winter coats, clothes, athletic equipment and enjoyed a night of dancing and many fun activities...Attended JT Thomas’ Monday Night Bowling fundraiser that benefited Intensive Therapeutics, a program that offers individual and group services for children with a variety of special needs... Cheered on participants in the Giants Snow Bowl fundraiser football tournament benefitting Special Olympics of New Jersey...Played in the Giants Foundation Golf Outing at Westchester Country Club with foundation supporters.

PERSONAL:
-    Majored in communications…Played at North High School in Naperville, Ill…Named to The Champaign News-Gazette’s All-State team.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Giants on May 7, 2015…Waived on Aug. 4, 2015…Signed by the New York Jets on Aug. 25, 2015…Waived by Jets on Aug. 30, 2015…Signed to the Giants’ practice squad on Nov. 4, 2015…Signed to the Giants’ active roster on Dec. 25, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    LaCosse has played in 2 games, both in 2015, and caught 3 passes for 22 yards, with a long reception of 10 yards.
-    In 2016, spent the season on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury in a preseason game at Buffalo (8/20).
-    As a rookie in 2015, played in 2 games…Made his NFL debut at Minnesota (12/27), with 3 receptions (tying the team high) for 22 yards…First career catch was a 4-yarder from Eli Manning….Also played in season finale vs. Philadelphia (1/3).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 47 games at Illinois…Career totals included 38 receptions for 397 yards (10.4-yard avg.), and 6 touchdowns…As a senior in 2014, LaCosse played in 13 games and had 14 receptions for 117 yards and 3 touchdowns…As a junior in 2013, played in 12 games with 9 starts, and finished with 20 receptions for 237 yards and 3 touchdowns.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Participated in a day of play at Norman A. Bleshman Regional Day School, which supports kids up to 21 years of age with significant disabilities...Read a popular Dr. Seuss book to students at Memorial Campus School in Lyndhurst, N.J. for Dr. Seuss’ Read Across America Day... Attended the Giants annual Jingle Jam holiday party for 600 New Jersey foster children, who received winter coats, clothes, athletic equipment and enjoyed a night of dancing and many fun activities...Attended JT Thomas’ Monday Night Bowling fundraiser that benefited Intensive Therapeutics, a program that offers individual and group services for children with a variety of special needs... Cheered on participants in the Giants Snow Bowl fundraiser football tournament benefitting Special Olympics of New Jersey...Played in the Giants Foundation Golf Outing at Westchester Country Club with foundation supporters.

PERSONAL:
-    Majored in communications…Played at North High School in Naperville, Ill…Named to The Champaign News-Gazette’s All-State team.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 3 22 7.3 10 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2017 NYG 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 NYG 2 0 3 22 7.3 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
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1 @DAL L 3-19 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 DET L 10-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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