EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today announced they have signed defensive back Dravon Askew-Henry. The transaction is contingent upon Askew-Henry passing a physical when travel restrictions are lifted.
Askew-Henry, 5-11 and 187 pounds, most recently played for the New York Guardians of the XFL. He played in four of the Guardians' five games and had 12 tackles (10 solo). Askew-Henry had a season-high five tackles (three solo) in the season opener vs. Tampa Bay.
In 2019, Askew-Henry was signed as a rookie free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers on April 29 and was waived on Aug. 31.
Askew-Henry started all 51 games in four seasons at West Virginia University, setting a school record for most starts in a career. He totaled 215 tackles (162 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, six interceptions and 10 pass breakups.
As a senior in 2018, he was named All-Big 12 honorable mention for the second straight season after starting all 13 games at safety and tying for fourth on the team with 54 tackles (37 solo), including five stops for loss. He also intercepted two passes.
The previous season, Askew-Henry was the Mountaineers' fourth-leading tackler with 57 tackles (42 solo) 2.5 tackles for loss and one interception.
Askew-Henry redshirted in 2016 after sustaining a season-ending knee injury in the preseason. He had 59 total tackles and one interception as a sophomore. In 2014, he started all 13 games as a true freshman and recorded 45 tackles (36 solo) and picked off two passes.
Askew-Henry attended Aliquippa High School near Pittsburgh, where he finished his career with 5,454 rushing yards and was a two-time Pennsylvania Class 2A first-team all-state selection.
Askew-Henry's cousin by marriage is Darrelle Revis, who was a seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback while playing for four NFL teams.
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