Originally a 2nd-round (34th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2018. Hernandez has played in 45 games, including 39 starts at left guard.
Originally a 2nd-round (34th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2018.
Hernandez has played in 45 games, including 39 starts at left guard.
In 2020, Hernandez played in 13 games with 7 starts…Started the first 7 games at left guard, extending his career-beginning streak to 23 consecutive starts…Hernandez was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Oct. 29 and missed the following 2 games, vs. Tampa Bay (11/2) and at Washington (11/8)…Prior to the game against the Buccaneers, he had played all 2,523 offensive snaps in his career, including 429 in 2020…Returned to the field vs. Philadelphia (11/15) and played in 6 consecutive games as a reserve…In uniform but did not play vs. Dallas (1/3).
In 2019, Hernandez started all 16 games at left guard for the 2nd consecutive season…He was the first Giants offensive lineman to start each of the first 32 games of his career since David Diehl in 2003-04…Hernandez was one of 6 Giants – and 2 offensive linemen - to start all 16 games, joining left tackle Nate Solder, defensive tackles Dalvin Tomlinson and Dexter Lawrence, linebacker Markus Golden and safety Antoine Bethea…He was a member of an O-line line that helped Daniel Jones set a franchise rookie record with 24 touchdown passes and Saquon Barkley rush for more than 1,000 yards for the 2nd consecutive season.
As a rookie in 2018, Hernandez started all 16 games at left guard….Joined Solder as the only offensive linemen to start every game and was one of 8 Giants to start all 16 contests… Hernandez was the Giants' first rookie offensive lineman to start every game since right tackle Justin Pugh in 2013…He and running back Saquon Barkley started every game as rookies. It was just the 2nd time since the 1970 merger the Giants had multiple rookies start every game; in 1981, linebacker Lawrence Taylor and defensive tackle Bill Neill started all 16 games…Hernandez and Barkley were the first Giants offensive rookies to start every game since wide receiver Sterling Shepard in 2016…It was the 3rd straight season the Giants' 2nd-round draft choice started every game; defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson did it in 2017…When Hernandez started vs. Jacksonville (9/9), he was the first Giants rookie to start on the offensive line in season opener since Ereck Flowers in 2015 and the first rookie to start at guard in an opener since Weston Richburg in 2014.
Started all 49 games in which he played during his collegiate career at left guard…Hernandez was named to the AP All-America 2nd team in both 2016 and 2017, becoming the first UTEP player to receive back-to-back AP All-America honors…He was the first UTEP offensive lineman to be named to an All-America team, and first Miner at any position to earn AP All-America recognition since 2006…Was one of 6 Miners in school history to be selected an AP All-America…Hernandez was the first UTEP offensive lineman since 2009 to be named to the All-Conference USA first team…He was the first UTEP offensive lineman ever to selected first-team all-conference in consecutive seasons, and the first Miner at any position to earn back-to-back first-team honors since 2006-07…In Hernandez's 4 seasons, the Miners allowed 1.47 sacks per game, including 1 or no sacks in 27 games, and zero sacks in 12 contests…UTEP ranked first in 2014 and 2015 in Conference USA in least sacks allowed…As a senior in 2017, Hernandez started all 12 games at left guard…Although the Miners were 0-12, he was named to AP All-America 2nd team for the 2nd year in a row...Earned All-Conference USA first-team honors...In 2016, started all 12 games at left guard…Honored as AP All-America 2nd-team performer...Named Conference USA first team (first UTEP offensive lineman since 2009 to earn first-team honors)…Played on an offensive line that paved the way for Aaron Jones to rush for a school-record 1,773 yards, while Jones also became UTEP's all-time leading rusher…In 2015, started all 12 games at left guard…Earned All-Conference USA honorable mention…Played on an offensive line unit that led C-USA in sacks allowed (12)…As a redshirt freshman in 2014, started all 13 games at left guard...Named to Conference USA All-Freshman team…Hernandez played on an offensive line that surrendered only 13 sacks (ranked first in C-USA and 8th nationally)...Redshirted in 2013.
Partnered with the mayor's office of East Orange, N.J. during the 2020 season to support the public schools and families in need through the Team of Teams initiative…Surprised students from KIPP during their algebra class on Zoom…Represents the El Paso Victim's Education Fund, which supports his alma mater University of Texas at El Paso, during the NFL's annual My Cause My Cleats NFL initiative.
Played 3 years of varsity football as an offensive guard, defensive tackle and kicker at Chaparral High School in Las Vegas...Selected all-conference on both offense and defense...As a senior, he registered 42 tackles, 8.0 sacks, 1 interception, 5 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries...Also completed on the wrestling and track and field teams (threw the shot put and discus).
The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari.