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Giants Now: 5 things to know about Boogie Basham


The Giants made a trade with the Buffalo Bills, acquiring defensive end Boogie Basham.

Here are five things to know about the newest Giant:

1. Selected in the second round (No. 61 overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, Basham has played in 23 regular-season games over the last two seasons, as well as four postseason games.

2. His career numbers include 4.5 sacks, 37 tackles (20 solo), five tackles for loss, eight quarterback hits, one fumble recovery, two passes defensed and one interception. He has also recorded two sacks, three quarterback hits and one pass breakup in his four postseason contests.

3. Basham, listed at 6-foot-3 and 274 pounds, played in 15 games for the Bills last season. He recorded two sacks along with a career-best five tackles for loss, two passes defensed and his first career interception. He then picked up another sack and pass breakup in Buffalo's two postseason contests.

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4. Basham played in 42 games across four seasons at Wake Forest and finished his collegiate career with 20.5 sacks, the fourth-most in school history, along with 35.5 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and eight passes defensed. He was named first-team All-ACC in 2019 after he picked up 11 sacks, 18.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles in 13 games.

As a redshirt senior in 2020, Basham had five sacks and four forced fumbles in just six games for the Demon Deacons on his way to being named third-team All-ACC. Between his final two seasons, Basham put together what was at the time the longest active streak in the country with 23 consecutive games with a tackle for loss. When the streak finally came to an end, no other player in the country had a streak in double digits.

5. Born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia, Basham was a star two-sport athlete at Northside High School, as he averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds on the school's basketball team in addition to his dominance on the football field. He earned a degree in communications from Wake Forest.

His cousin, Tarell Basham, is a defensive end that has played for five teams since entering the NFL in 2017.


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