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Jason Pierre-Paul

Jason Pierre-Paul
Jason Pierre-Paul

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul #90 gets the crowd going during the NFL Game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants. The Eagles won 38-31 at The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday December 19th 2010. (AP Photo/Brian Garfinkel)

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Jason Pierre-Paul

Born: January 1, 1989 in Deerfield Beach, Florida

College: University of South Florida

NFL Draft: 2010, Round 1, Pick 15 overall by the Giants

NFL Teams: Giants (2010-present)

NFL Stats: 364 tackles, 50 sacks, 42 passes defended, 2 interceptions, 11 forced fumbles, 7 fumble recoveries, 3 touchdowns

NFL Awards/Honors: Jason Pierre-Paul is a 4x NFC Defensive Player of the Week Winner (Week 14- 2011, Week 16 2011, Week 11 2013, Week 12 2016) 2 time Pro Bowler (2011 and 2012), First Team All-Pro (2011), Super Bowl Champion (XLVI)

Spin: JPP did not start playing football until the age of 16. He played at two community colleges in California and Kansas before transferring to USF for the 2009 season, where he totaled 45 tackles (16.5 for loss) and 6.5 sacks. After just one season at USF, he entered the NFL draft. JPP broke onto the scene with the Giants in 2011, where he had 16.5 sacks and really caught the national attention when he blocked Cowboys K Dan Bailey’s game tying field goal attempt on December 11, 2011 at the end of regulation, which gave the Giants sole possession of first place in the NFC East. Jason Pierre-Paul was a huge difference maker in the New York Giants winning Super Bowl XLVI. In his first full season since the fireworks accident, he posted 7 sacks in 12 games before having a season ending hernia injury.