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Giants Now (5/15): Carter Coughlin awarded Big Ten Medal of Honor


Rookie linebacker Carter Coughlin awarded Big Ten Medal of Honor

Giants seventh round pick Carter Coughlin has been named the 2020 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

The award is given every year to a top male and female student-athlete at each Big Ten institution. Coughlin became the 37th Gopher football player to receive the honor, but the first since Matt Spaeth in 2007. Ivy Lu of Minnesota's women's gymnastics team was the other recipient of this year's award.

In 13 games as a senior last season, Coughlin registered 49 tackles (29 solo), 4.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and four passes defended, helping lead Minnesota to an 11-2 record and a win over Auburn in the Outback Bowl.

Coughlin was named All-Big Ten Second Team in 2018 and 2019 and finished his career with 159 tackles (107 solo). The legacy Gopher ranks third all-time in school history with 22.5 career sacks and fourth with 40 tackles for loss. He also forced seven fumbles and recovered one.

Coughlin was named Academic All-Big Ten in 2017, 2018 and 2019, and he graduated in fall 2019 with a degree in Business and Marketing Education. Coughlin's father, Robert, played football at Minnesota, while his mother, Jennie (Moe), played tennis for the Gophers. His grandfather, Tom Moe, played football at Minnesota and later served as the interim athletic director and his uncle, Mike Moe, also played football for the Gophers. Carter Coughlin however, is the first in his family to be awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor.

Giants reveal jersey numbers for 2020 rookie class

The Giants welcomed 10 players to the team's 2020 Draft Class, as well as 16 undrafted free agents and one international player. On Thursday, each of these players received their jersey number.

Note: These jersey numbers are subject to change

2020 Draft Class:

78: OT Andrew Thomas (Georgia), Round 1, Pick 4

29: S Xavier McKinney (Alabama), Round 2, Pick 36

74: OT Matt Peart (UConn), Round 3, Pick 99

30: CB Darnay Holmes (UCLA), Round 4, Pick 110

66: OL Shane Lemieux (Oregon), Round 5, Pick 150

47: LB Cam Brown (Penn State), Round 6, Pick 183

49: LB Carter Coughlin (Minnesota), Round 7, Pick 218

35: LB TJ Brunson (South Carolina), Round 7, Pick 238

31: DB Chris Williamson (Minnesota), Round 7, Pick 247

37: LB Tae Crowder (Georgia), Round 7, Pick 255

Undrafted rookie free agent signings:

5: QB Case Cookus (Northern Arizona)

6: WR Derrick Dillon (LSU)

9: WR Binjimen Victor (Ohio State)

19: S Jaquarius Landrews (Mississippi State)

28: DB Malcolm Elmore (Central Methodist)

33: DB Christian Angulo (Hampton)

38: RB Javon Leake (Maryland)

39: LB Dominique Ross (UNC)

45: DE Oluwole Betiku (Illinois)

47: TE Rysen John (Simon Fraser)

49: TE Kyle Markway (South Carolina)

60: OL Kyle Murphy (Rhode Island)

61: OL Tyler Haycraft (Louisville)

79: DE Niko Lalos (Dartmouth)

81: WR Austin Mack (Ohio State)

96: DE Dana Levine (Temple)

NFL International Pathway Program:

34: RB Sandro Platzgummer (Austria)

The Giants' 2020 draft class has received jersey numbers. Note: Numbers are always subject to change.

Daniel Jones to take part in "In The Huddle With Tony Romo"

Quarterbacks Daniel Jones (Giants), Josh Allen (Bills) and Sam Darnold (Jets) will take part in CBS Sports' special 30-minute interview show,"In The Huddle With Tony Romo" on Sunday, May 24 on CBS at 2:00 PM ET.

The show, hosted by CBS Sports lead reporter Tracy Wolfson, will feature the former Cowboys quarterback "talking with the three young quarterbacks about the X's and O's of the position, the difficulties of preparing for next season in a "virtual off-season" setting, making the leap from being a first-year quarterback to the second year, and second-year to the third, as well as show a different side of their lives on and off-the-field as an NFL quarterback."

In addition to the show, they will be assisting the NFL's COVID-19 relief efforts in support of the American Red Cross, CDC Foundation, Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army and United Way.


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