Originally a 7th-round (245th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2019.
- Originally a 7th-round (245th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2019.
- Played in 49 games with 42 starts (starting every game in each of his final 3 seasons)…Career totals include 107 tackles (66 solo) with 32.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 3 pass breakups, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 blocked kick...Ended his career 9th all-time at Syracuse in tackles for loss...Played in the 2019 East-West Shrine Game and had 1 tackle and 1 quarterback hit as a member of the East squad.
- As a senior, earned All-ACC and All-ECAC honorable mention…Member of the fall 2018 SU Athletic Director’s honor roll…Was Syracuse’s defensive captain...Winner of Syracuse’s Ben Schwartzwalder Award as the team’s exemplary football player...Started every game (13) for the 3rd straight season...Collected 24 tackles (16 solo), 8 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and forced 1 fumble...Had 2 tackles in the season opener at Western Michigan and 1 vs. Florida State…Registered 2 tackles, including a half-tackle for loss, vs. Connecticut...Notched 4 solo tackles, tied his personal best with 2 tackles for loss, and had 1.0 sack at Clemson...Recorded 2 tackles, including 1 for a loss, in SU’s double overtime win vs. North Carolina (10/20)...Sacked quarterback Ryan Finley for a 6-yard loss vs. N.C. State…In his final game in the Carrier Dome, recorded 3 tackles, 1.5 sacks and forced 1 fumble vs. Louisville...Tallied 2 tackles at Boston College... Had a season-high 6 tackles, including 1 for a loss, vs. West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl.
- Started all 12 games…Tallied 28 total tackles (18 solo)…Second on the team with 8.5 tackles for loss, including 1.0 sack...Forced 1 fumble, broke up 1 pass and blocked 1 kick…Had 5 games with 3+ tackles…Logged 3 tackles, including 1 for a loss, vs. Central Connecticut State (9/1)…Had 1 tackle for loss and forced 1 fumble vs. Middle Tennessee…Recorded 2 tackles and broke up 1 pass vs. Central Michigan…Served as SU’s defensive captain and posted a season-high 6 tackles at LSU…Had 3 tackles, including 1.0 sack, in an upset victory over Clemson (10/13)…Registered 4 tackles, including 1 for a loss, at Miami…Had 1 tackle and blocked the first kick of his career when he rejected an extra point vs. Wake Forest. The loose ball was picked up by Scoop Bradshaw and returned 86 yards for the first defensive 2-point conversion in SU history...Posted 4 tackles, including tying his career high with 2 tackles for loss, vs. Boston College.
- As a sophomore, started all 12 games, including the first 3 at defensive end, before moving inside to tackle...Led the SU defensive line with 33 tackles (18 solo) and led the Orange with 10 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks...Had 7 games with 3+ tackles...Also forced 2 fumbles and recovered 1, and broke up 1 pass…Made his first start at defensive end and logged 3 tackles, including a career-best 2.0 sacks, vs. Colgate...Elected defensive game captain vs. Louisville…Had 3 tackles and forced 1 fumble vs. USF…Collected a career-high 7 tackles, including 1.0 sack, at Connecticut...Recorded 3 tackles, including 1 for a loss, and forced 1 fumble vs. Virginia Tech…Posted 5 tackles, including 1 for a loss, at Boston College…Contributed 3 solo tackles, including 1.0 sack, and broke up 1 pass, vs. N.C. State…Served as defensive captain and had 1 tackle for a loss vs. Florida State…Had 2 tackles, including 1 for a loss, and recovered his first career fumble, at Pittsburgh.
- Played in all 12 games with 5 starts at defensive tackle…Recorded 22 tackles (14 solo) and ranked 4th on the Orange with 6 tackles for loss...Made his first career start and was credited with 1 tackle vs. Rhode Island…Tallied a season-high 3 solo tackles vs. Wake Forest...Had 3 tackles, including a season-best 1.5 stops for a loss, vs. Central Michigan (9/19)... Finished with 2 solo tackles, including 1 for a loss, and forced the first fumble of his career at South Florida…Set a season high with 5 tackles (all solo) at Virginia…Recorded 2 tackles, including 1 for a loss, and had the first pass breakup of his career, at Louisville.
- Redshirt season…Named to the SU Athletic Director’s honor roll in the spring.
- Communication and rhetorical studies major…Led Crete Monee (Ill.) High School to the 2013 IHSA 6A state title…2013 Chicago Tribune All-State 2nd Team…Won 2 Southland Conference championships…Named all-conference in 2012 after leading the team to a 14-0 record and recording 61 tackles, 9.0 sacks and 3 forced fumbles…Full name is Christopher Jon Slayton…Son of Lemuel Slayton and Loren Slayton-Slaughter.