Will Tye
TE #45
Height:
6-2
Weight:
256
Age:
25
College:
Stony Brook
Hometown:
Salisbury, CT
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

REC
48
YDS
395
AVG
8.2
TDS
1

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-  Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Giants on May 11, 2015…Waived on Sept. 1, 2015…Signed to the Giants’ practice squad on Sept. 7, 2015…Signed to the Giants’ active roster on Oct. 3, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-  Since making the team as an undrafted rookie in 2015, Tye has played in 29 regular-season games with 17 starts, and started the only postseason game in which he played…Career totals include 90 receptions for 859 yards (9.5-yard avg.) and 4 touchdowns, plus 4 catches for 66 yards in the postseason.
-  In 2016, Tye emerged as the Giants’ most consistent tight end. He played in all 16 games with 11 starts, including each of the last 10 games, and finished 3rd on the team with 48 receptions, which gained 395 yards, and included a 9-yard touchdown catch vs. Chicago (11/20)…Twice caught a season-high 5 passes - for a season-best 53 yards vs. Cincinnati (11/14), and for 23 yards at Philadelphia (12/22)…Had 4 receptions in 4 other games…Led the Giants with 66 receiving yards on a team high-tying 4 catches in the NFC Wild Card Game at Green Bay (1/8)…Tye’s 51-yard reception was the longest ever by a Giants tight end in a postseason game. The previous long was a 46-yarder by Kevin Boss in Super Bowl XLII on Feb. 3, 2008.
-  As a rookie in 2015, Tye played in 13 games with 7 starts…Finished 4th on the team with 42 receptions for 464 yard, and 3 touchdowns…Led NFL rookie tight ends in all 3 statistical categories.
-  Made his NFL debut at Buffalo (10/4)…Caught his first 4 career passes, for 48 yards, vs. San Francisco (10/11)…First reception was a 12-yarder…Had 2 catches at Philadelphia (10/19), at New Orleans (11/1), and at Tampa Bay (11/8)…Caught 5 passes for 56 yards vs. New England (11/15)...Had season-high totals of 6 receptions for 71 yards at Washington (11/29)…Recorded 3 catches for 70 yards, including a season-long 45-yarder, vs. the Jets (12/6)
-    Finished with 5 catches for 30 yards, including his first career touchdown, a 5-yarder from Eli Manning, at Miami (12/14)…Scored on an 8-yard reception while catching 5 passes for 43 yards vs. Carolina (12/20)…Had 5 receptions for 67 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown, vs. Philadelphia (1/3).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 23 games with 18 starts in 2 seasons at Stony Brook after transferring from Florida State…His 2-year totals were 79 catches for 1,015 yards, and 9 touchdowns…In 2013, Tye had a career-high 45 receptions for 520 yards and…The following season, he caught 34 passes for 495 yards, and a career-best 5 scores…At Florida State, Tye played in 4 games as a redshirt freshman in 2011 and 4 more in 2012.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Hosted the Will Tye Football Camp, free of charge for youth athletes in Middletown, C.T...Attended and spoke at the Iona Prep Father/Son Breakfast...Assisted Mark Herzlich in running drills for the Joyful Heart Football Clinic hosted at the Giants training facility...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 the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support.

PERSONAL:
-  Sociology major…Played at the Salisbury School in Connecticut, where he had 587 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns as a senior.
TRANSACTIONS:
-  Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Giants on May 11, 2015…Waived on Sept. 1, 2015…Signed to the Giants’ practice squad on Sept. 7, 2015…Signed to the Giants’ active roster on Oct. 3, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-  Since making the team as an undrafted rookie in 2015, Tye has played in 29 regular-season games with 17 starts, and started the only postseason game in which he played…Career totals include 90 receptions for 859 yards (9.5-yard avg.) and 4 touchdowns, plus 4 catches for 66 yards in the postseason.
-  In 2016, Tye emerged as the Giants’ most consistent tight end. He played in all 16 games with 11 starts, including each of the last 10 games, and finished 3rd on the team with 48 receptions, which gained 395 yards, and included a 9-yard touchdown catch vs. Chicago (11/20)…Twice caught a season-high 5 passes - for a season-best 53 yards vs. Cincinnati (11/14), and for 23 yards at Philadelphia (12/22)…Had 4 receptions in 4 other games…Led the Giants with 66 receiving yards on a team high-tying 4 catches in the NFC Wild Card Game at Green Bay (1/8)…Tye’s 51-yard reception was the longest ever by a Giants tight end in a postseason game. The previous long was a 46-yarder by Kevin Boss in Super Bowl XLII on Feb. 3, 2008.
-  As a rookie in 2015, Tye played in 13 games with 7 starts…Finished 4th on the team with 42 receptions for 464 yard, and 3 touchdowns…Led NFL rookie tight ends in all 3 statistical categories.
-  Made his NFL debut at Buffalo (10/4)…Caught his first 4 career passes, for 48 yards, vs. San Francisco (10/11)…First reception was a 12-yarder…Had 2 catches at Philadelphia (10/19), at New Orleans (11/1), and at Tampa Bay (11/8)…Caught 5 passes for 56 yards vs. New England (11/15)...Had season-high totals of 6 receptions for 71 yards at Washington (11/29)…Recorded 3 catches for 70 yards, including a season-long 45-yarder, vs. the Jets (12/6)
-    Finished with 5 catches for 30 yards, including his first career touchdown, a 5-yarder from Eli Manning, at Miami (12/14)…Scored on an 8-yard reception while catching 5 passes for 43 yards vs. Carolina (12/20)…Had 5 receptions for 67 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown, vs. Philadelphia (1/3).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 23 games with 18 starts in 2 seasons at Stony Brook after transferring from Florida State…His 2-year totals were 79 catches for 1,015 yards, and 9 touchdowns…In 2013, Tye had a career-high 45 receptions for 520 yards and…The following season, he caught 34 passes for 495 yards, and a career-best 5 scores…At Florida State, Tye played in 4 games as a redshirt freshman in 2011 and 4 more in 2012.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Hosted the Will Tye Football Camp, free of charge for youth athletes in Middletown, C.T...Attended and spoke at the Iona Prep Father/Son Breakfast...Assisted Mark Herzlich in running drills for the Joyful Heart Football Clinic hosted at the Giants training facility...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 the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support.

PERSONAL:
-  Sociology major…Played at the Salisbury School in Connecticut, where he had 587 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns as a senior.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 90 859 9.5 45 4 0 0 -- 0 0 1 1
2016 NYG 16 10 48 395 8.2 27 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 NYG 13 7 42 464 11 45 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1

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