Jason Pierre-Paul
DE #90
Height:
6-5
Weight:
278
Age:
28
College:
South Florida
Hometown:
Deerfield Beach, FL
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
8
SCK
1.0
FF
1
INT
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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a first-round (15th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2010.

GIANTS NOTES:
-    Pierre-Paul’s 50.0 career sacks are the 7th-highest total among Giants player since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
-    Pierre-Paul’s 16.5 sacks in 2011 were 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 2.0 sacks vs. Jacksonville (11/28) and 2.0 vs. Washington (12/5) to become the first rookie in Giants history with at least 2.0 sacks in consecutive games.
-    JPP has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week 4 times. Only Lawrence Taylor (9) & Michael Strahan (5) have more in team history. Pierre-Paul was also the NFC Defensive Player of the Month in December 2011.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Has played in 95 regular-season games with 69 starts and started all 4 postseason games in which he’s played…Career regular-season totals include 398 tackles (290 solo), 50.0 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, 7 fumble recoveries (1 returned for a touchdown), and 2 interceptions (each returned for a touchdown)…The 50.0 sacks place Pierre-Paul 7th on the Giants’ career list; Justin Tuck is 6th with 60.5…In the postseason, JPP has 18 tackles (15 solo) and 1 half-sack.
-    In 2016, Pierre-Paul started the first 12 games of the season before missing the final 4 and the NFC Wild Card Game after undergoing surgery to repair a core muscle injury that he suffered at Pittsburgh (12/4)…He was inactive for each of those 5 games…Finished 2nd on the team with 7.0 sacks, and had 53 tackles (35 solo), 8 passes defensed, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown…The 7.0 sacks increased his career total to 50.0, the 7th-highest total in franchise history (since 1982, when sacks became an official statistic).
-    Opened the season with 6 tackles (4 solo) at Dallas (9/11)…Had a season-high 8 tackles (6 solo), 1 forced fumble, and picked up his first sack of the season when he tackled Kirk Cousins for a 6-yard loss vs. Washington (9/25)...Tallied 7 tackles (6 solo) at Green Bay (10/9).
-    Tied his career high with 2.5 sacks vs. Chicago (11/20), then broke it with 3.0 sacks the following week at Cleveland (11/27), where he had 7 tackles (5 solo), forced a fumble that was recovered by Kerry Wynn and, more spectacularly, caught a ball Josh McCown had fumbled in midair - after it was forced by Johnathan Hankins - and returned it 43 yards for his 3rd career touchdown…JPP had scored twice previously on interception returns: a 28-yarder at Dallas on Oct. 28, 2012, and a 24-yarder vs. Green Bay on Nov. 17, 2013. Each of his touchdowns has been in a Giants’ victory.
-    Pierre-Paul was the first NFL player with at least 3.0 sacks and a fumble-return touchdown of at least 40 yards in the same game since 1982, the first year individual sacks became an official statistic…He was the 9th player with at least 3.0 sacks and a fumble return touchdown of any length; Atlanta’s Vic Beasley became the 10th 2 weeks later in Los Angeles…JPP was the first Giants player with at least 3.0 sacks and a touchdown in the same game since George Martin on Nov. 24, 1985, and the first NFL player to accomplish the feat since Dallas’ Demarcus Ware on Jan. 2, 2011.
-    Pierre-Paul’s performance in Cleveland earned him his 4th NFC Defensive Player of the Week Award….He had 3 tackles (1 solo) in Pittsburgh before suffering the core muscle injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the season.
-    In 2015, Pierre-Paul missed the first 8 games of the season while recuperating from a July 4 fireworks accident that badly injured his right hand….He was activated on Nov. 7, and started the final 8 games at right defensive end…Finished the season with 26 tackles (21 solo), 1.0 sack, 4 tackles for losses, 6 passes defensed, and 2 fumble recoveries.
-    Made his season debut at Tampa Bay (11/8) and had 2 solo tackles…Finished with 4 tackles (2 solo) at Washington (11/29) and 6 tackles (5 solo) and a fumble recovery vs the Jets (12/6).
-    Contributed 3 tackles (1 solo) and a fumble recovery at Miami (12/14)…Recorded 3 solo tackles and his only sack of the season, a 9-yard takedown of Cam Newton, vs. Carolina (12/20)…Tallied 6 solo tackles in the season finale vs. Philadelphia (1/3/16).
-    In 2014, started all 16 games at right defensive end…Had 1 of his finest seasons, finishing 3rd on the team with 76 tackles (54 solo), and team-high totals of 12.5 sacks, 16 tackles for losses and 21 quarterback hits…Added 3 forced fumbles, 1 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. The latter figure tied him 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 1.0 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.
-    Contributed a season-high 8 tackles (6 solo) and 1 forced fumble at Seattle (11/9)…Had 7 tackles in 4 different games…Also forced fumbles at Tennessee and vs. Washington…Recovered a fumble vs. Dallas (11/23).
-    In 2013, JPP played in 11 games with 6 starts, the first 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 1 interception.
-    JPP was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week following the Giants’ 27-13 win over Green Bay (11/17) after he effectively clinched the win 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 first 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 first career interception, which he returned for a touchdown…Contributed 7 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery.
-    Recorded 8 tackles (4 solo) and his first 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 first 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 first touchdown on his first 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’ first 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 first interception return for a touchdown since Dec. 21, 2009, when Terrell Thomas brought one back 14 yards at Washington. And it was the first 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 first 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 Pro Football Hall of Famers 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 first 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’ first 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 2nd 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 first 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 first 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 (1/8/12), 2 solo tackles in NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Green Bay (1/15/12) 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 2.0 NFL sacks, and 2 forced fumbles vs. Jacksonville (11/28). Forced David Garrard to fumble on each of his first 2 career sacks…Added 2.0 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.

COLLEGE:
-    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 7 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 finish 9-2 and earn 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.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Was featured in a segment of a Modell’s fan makeover featuring Danny, a 13-year-old cancer patient from Hackensack University Medical Center…Attended the GIANT Night of Comedy hosted by the Rashad Jennings Foundation at New York Gotham’s Comedy Club…Raised awareness for Haiti Relief by wearing custom designed cleats during Week 13 of the 2016 season for the league wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”

PERSONAL:
-    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.
All-America and All-Jayhawk Football Conference First -team honors at Fort Scott Community College…Helped the Greyhounds finish 9-2 with 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 First 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.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Visited patients at NY-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Hearst Burn Center… Pierre-Paul and CareOne Management donated $20,000 to the burn center…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.

PERSONAL:
-    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.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a first-round (15th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2010.

GIANTS NOTES:
-    Pierre-Paul’s 50.0 career sacks are the 7th-highest total among Giants player since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
-    Pierre-Paul’s 16.5 sacks in 2011 were 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 2.0 sacks vs. Jacksonville (11/28) and 2.0 vs. Washington (12/5) to become the first rookie in Giants history with at least 2.0 sacks in consecutive games.
-    JPP has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week 4 times. Only Lawrence Taylor (9) & Michael Strahan (5) have more in team history. Pierre-Paul was also the NFC Defensive Player of the Month in December 2011.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Has played in 95 regular-season games with 69 starts and started all 4 postseason games in which he’s played…Career regular-season totals include 398 tackles (290 solo), 50.0 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, 7 fumble recoveries (1 returned for a touchdown), and 2 interceptions (each returned for a touchdown)…The 50.0 sacks place Pierre-Paul 7th on the Giants’ career list; Justin Tuck is 6th with 60.5…In the postseason, JPP has 18 tackles (15 solo) and 1 half-sack.
-    In 2016, Pierre-Paul started the first 12 games of the season before missing the final 4 and the NFC Wild Card Game after undergoing surgery to repair a core muscle injury that he suffered at Pittsburgh (12/4)…He was inactive for each of those 5 games…Finished 2nd on the team with 7.0 sacks, and had 53 tackles (35 solo), 8 passes defensed, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown…The 7.0 sacks increased his career total to 50.0, the 7th-highest total in franchise history (since 1982, when sacks became an official statistic).
-    Opened the season with 6 tackles (4 solo) at Dallas (9/11)…Had a season-high 8 tackles (6 solo), 1 forced fumble, and picked up his first sack of the season when he tackled Kirk Cousins for a 6-yard loss vs. Washington (9/25)...Tallied 7 tackles (6 solo) at Green Bay (10/9).
-    Tied his career high with 2.5 sacks vs. Chicago (11/20), then broke it with 3.0 sacks the following week at Cleveland (11/27), where he had 7 tackles (5 solo), forced a fumble that was recovered by Kerry Wynn and, more spectacularly, caught a ball Josh McCown had fumbled in midair - after it was forced by Johnathan Hankins - and returned it 43 yards for his 3rd career touchdown…JPP had scored twice previously on interception returns: a 28-yarder at Dallas on Oct. 28, 2012, and a 24-yarder vs. Green Bay on Nov. 17, 2013. Each of his touchdowns has been in a Giants’ victory.
-    Pierre-Paul was the first NFL player with at least 3.0 sacks and a fumble-return touchdown of at least 40 yards in the same game since 1982, the first year individual sacks became an official statistic…He was the 9th player with at least 3.0 sacks and a fumble return touchdown of any length; Atlanta’s Vic Beasley became the 10th 2 weeks later in Los Angeles…JPP was the first Giants player with at least 3.0 sacks and a touchdown in the same game since George Martin on Nov. 24, 1985, and the first NFL player to accomplish the feat since Dallas’ Demarcus Ware on Jan. 2, 2011.
-    Pierre-Paul’s performance in Cleveland earned him his 4th NFC Defensive Player of the Week Award….He had 3 tackles (1 solo) in Pittsburgh before suffering the core muscle injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the season.
-    In 2015, Pierre-Paul missed the first 8 games of the season while recuperating from a July 4 fireworks accident that badly injured his right hand….He was activated on Nov. 7, and started the final 8 games at right defensive end…Finished the season with 26 tackles (21 solo), 1.0 sack, 4 tackles for losses, 6 passes defensed, and 2 fumble recoveries.
-    Made his season debut at Tampa Bay (11/8) and had 2 solo tackles…Finished with 4 tackles (2 solo) at Washington (11/29) and 6 tackles (5 solo) and a fumble recovery vs the Jets (12/6).
-    Contributed 3 tackles (1 solo) and a fumble recovery at Miami (12/14)…Recorded 3 solo tackles and his only sack of the season, a 9-yard takedown of Cam Newton, vs. Carolina (12/20)…Tallied 6 solo tackles in the season finale vs. Philadelphia (1/3/16).
-    In 2014, started all 16 games at right defensive end…Had 1 of his finest seasons, finishing 3rd on the team with 76 tackles (54 solo), and team-high totals of 12.5 sacks, 16 tackles for losses and 21 quarterback hits…Added 3 forced fumbles, 1 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. The latter figure tied him 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 1.0 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.
-    Contributed a season-high 8 tackles (6 solo) and 1 forced fumble at Seattle (11/9)…Had 7 tackles in 4 different games…Also forced fumbles at Tennessee and vs. Washington…Recovered a fumble vs. Dallas (11/23).
-    In 2013, JPP played in 11 games with 6 starts, the first 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 1 interception.
-    JPP was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week following the Giants’ 27-13 win over Green Bay (11/17) after he effectively clinched the win 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 first 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 first career interception, which he returned for a touchdown…Contributed 7 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery.
-    Recorded 8 tackles (4 solo) and his first 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 first 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 first touchdown on his first 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’ first 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 first interception return for a touchdown since Dec. 21, 2009, when Terrell Thomas brought one back 14 yards at Washington. And it was the first 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 first 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 Pro Football Hall of Famers 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 first 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’ first 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 2nd 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 first 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 first 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 (1/8/12), 2 solo tackles in NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Green Bay (1/15/12) 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 2.0 NFL sacks, and 2 forced fumbles vs. Jacksonville (11/28). Forced David Garrard to fumble on each of his first 2 career sacks…Added 2.0 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.

COLLEGE:
-    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 7 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 finish 9-2 and earn 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.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Was featured in a segment of a Modell’s fan makeover featuring Danny, a 13-year-old cancer patient from Hackensack University Medical Center…Attended the GIANT Night of Comedy hosted by the Rashad Jennings Foundation at New York Gotham’s Comedy Club…Raised awareness for Haiti Relief by wearing custom designed cleats during Week 13 of the 2016 season for the league wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”

PERSONAL:
-    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.
All-America and All-Jayhawk Football Conference First -team honors at Fort Scott Community College…Helped the Greyhounds finish 9-2 with 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 First 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.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Visited patients at NY-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Hearst Burn Center… Pierre-Paul and CareOne Management donated $20,000 to the burn center…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.

PERSONAL:
-    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.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 373 268 105 51.0 1 42 2 52 -- 28 2 12 7
2017 NYG 2 2 8 6 2 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2016 NYG 12 12 53 35 18 7.0 0 8 -- -- -- -- -- 3 1
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
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @DAL L 3-19 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 DET L 10-24 3 3 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --

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