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5 things to know about new WR Kenny Golladay

Five things to know about new Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay:

1. Kenny Golladay is heading into his fifth season in the NFL after spending his first four years with the Detroit Lions. The Lions selected Golladay in the third round (96th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. Golladay started 39 of the 47 games in which he played, but only five contests in 2020 due to a hip injury.

2. Over his first four years in the league, Golladay has registered 183 receptions for 3,068 yards (16.8 yards per reception) and 21 touchdowns. His 628 yards on deep passes (passes thrown 20+ yards downfield) ranked second in the NFL in 2019.

3. His best season came in 2019 when he started all 16 games for the Lions and wound up leading the NFL with 11 receiving touchdowns. Golladay finished the season with 65 receptions for 1,190 yards (18.3 yards per reception) and earned his first selection to the Pro Bowl. It was Golladay's second consecutive 1,000+ yard season after he racked up 1,063 yards in 2018.

Since 1990, Golladay became only the fourth NFL player to have a season with 65 receptions, an 18.0 receiving average and 11 receiving touchdowns (2019). He also joined Jerry Rice, Randy Moss and John Jefferson as the only NFL players since the merger with 160 receptions, a 16.5 receiving average and 19 receiving touchdowns through 42 career games played.

4. Golladay began his collegiate career at North Dakota, where he had a team-high 69 catches for 884 yards and eight touchdowns during his sophomore campaign in 2013. He then transferred to Northern Illinois, and after sitting out a year, Golladay reeled in a total of 160 passes for 2,285 yards and 18 touchdowns over his final two seasons.

5. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Golladay attended St. Rita of Cascia High School where he earned First-Team Blue Division All-Catholic League honors for his senior season. Despite the standout performance, he received no Division I offers, leading to his decision to attend North Dakota.

View photos of new Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who recently signed with the team.


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