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  • Wed., May. 14, 2014 9:30AM - 10:30AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

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SPOTLIGHT:
Justin Tuck
DE #91
Height:
6-5
Weight:
268
College:
Notre Dame
Hometown:
Kellyton, AL
Experience:
9

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
Originally a 3rd round (74th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2005.

TRANSACTIONS:
Originally a 3rd round (74th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2005.

GIANTS NOTES:
Is 1 of the NFL’s finest defensive ends, totaling 48.5 regular season sacks the previous 6 seasons and playing in the Pro Bowl in 2008 and 2010.

Tuck had 2 sacks of Tom Brady in both Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI.

Tuck is a versatile player who has contributed as a defensive end, tackle and on special teams.

Tuck was voted defensive captain by his teammates in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Has played in 111 regular-season games with 75 starts at defensive end and played in 10 postseason games with five starts…Tuck’s career regular season totals include 418 tackles (270 solo), 49.5 sacks, 1 interception, 26 passes defensed, 18 forced fumbles and 6 fumble recoveries…Tuck’s 49.5 career sacks place him 6th on the Giants’ official career list (since 1982), 13.5 behind Keith Hamilton (63.0)…Tuck also has 24 special teams tackles…In the postseason, Tuck has 35 tackles (24 solo), 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

In 2012, Tuck played in 15 games with 14 starts at left defensive end…Inactive at Baltimore (12/23) with a neck injury and did not start vs. Philadelphia (12/30)…Finished the season with 55 tackles (35 solo), 4.0 sacks,12 quarterback hits, 13 quarterback hurries and 3 passes defensed. Contributed 3 solo tackles vs. Tampa Bay (9/16)…Had a season-high 6 tackles (3 solo) vs. Cleveland (10/7) and vs.(4 solo) vs. Washington (10/21)…Recorded his 1st sack of the season, an 8-yard takedown of Robert Griffin III, vs. the Redskins…Had 5 tackles (2 solo), including 2 sacks of Ben Roethlisberger, vs. Pittsburgh (11/4)…Credited with 5 tackles (3 solo), vs. New Orleans…Sacked Michael Vick for a 4-yard loss vs. Philadelphia (12/30).

In 2011, Tuck played in 12 regular-season games with 11 starts, the 1st time since 2006 he did not play all 16 games…Did not play at Washington (9/11), at Arizona (10.2), vs. Seattle (10.9) and vs. Buffalo (10/16) because of a neck burner…Started all 4 postseason games at left defensive end…In the regular season, was credited with 37 tackles (27 solo), 5.0 sacks and 4 passes defensed…Postseason totals included 12 tackles (10 solo) and 3.5 sacks, which tied for the team lead with Osi Umenyiora…Voted the team’s defensive captain for the 2nd time.

Tuck had 5 tackles (4 solo), including 1.5 sacks in his season debut vs. St. Louis (9/19)…Returned to action after missing 3 games vs. Miami (10/30) and shared a sack with Mathias Kiwanuka…Sacked Aaron Rodgers for a 7-yard loss vs. Green Bay (12/4)…Finished with a season-high 7 tackles (4 solo) vs. Washington (12/18)….Had solo sacks at Jets (12/24) and vs. Dallas (1/1).

Opened postseason play with 4 tackles (3 solo) vs. Atlanta (1/8)…Had 1 solo tackle in NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Green Bay (1/15)…Contributed 4 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, in NFC Championship Game at San Francisco (1/22)…In the Giants’ victory over New England in Super Bowl XLVI, Tuck had 3 solo tackles, including 2 sacks of Tom Brady; he also sacked Brady twice in Super Bowl XLII.

In 2010, Tuck started all 16 games at left defensive end…Voted the team’s defensive captain for the 1st time…Finished season with 11.5 sacks, which tied Umenyiora for the team lead. They were tied for 4th in the NFC and 7th in the NFL. It was the 1st time the Giants had 2 players with at least 11.5 sacks since 2005, when Umenyiora had 14.5 and Michael Strahan finished with 11.5. Tuck twice set a career high with 3 sacks – vs. Chicago (10/3, when Umenyiora also had 3) and at Philadelphia (11/21).  Tuck led the NFL with 5 recoveries of opponent fumbles…He was 3rd on the team with 99 tackles (73 solo) and led the Giants with 21 tackles for losses. Tuck also contributed 36 quarterback hurries, 30 quarterback hits, 4 passes defensed and 5 forced fumbles…Had a season-high 12 tackles vs. Tennessee (9/26) and 10 vs. Chicago and at Philadelphia…Recovered a fumble in 3 consecutive games: at Houston (10/10), vs. Detroit (10/17) and at Dallas (10/25). Played for the NFC Pro Bowl team for the 2nd time in 3 seasons…Tuck was voted 1st team All-Pro by the Pro Football Writers Association, and 2nd team All-Pro by the Associated Press.

In 2009, played in all 16 games with 15 starts…Did not start at Tampa Bay (9/27) because of shoulder injury suffered the previous week in Dallas…Despite playing all season with shoulder injury that required offseason surgery, Tuck finished 4th on the team with 74 tackles (41 solo), 1st with 12 tackles for losses, 2nd with 6.0 sacks, 3rd with 18 QB hurries, tied for 2nd with 24 QB hits, tied for 1st with 4 forced fumbles and a career-high 10 passes defensed…Named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week following a season-opening victory over Washington (9/13), when he had 5 tackles (4 solo), 1.5 sacks, 2 tackles for losses, 3 quarterback hits and a pass defensed. It was Tuck’s 1st Player of the Week award…Had a season-high 2.0 sacks vs. Oakland (10/11) and a season-best 9 tackles (5 solo) with 2 passes defensed at Denver (11/26).

In 2008, started in all 16 regular-season games and the NFC Divisional Playoff Game…Finished the season with 71 tackles (42 solo), a team and career-high 12.0 sacks, an interception that he returned for a touchdown, 3 passes defensed and 3 forced fumbles…Had 2 sacks in a game 4 times…Was selected as a starter on the NFC Pro Bowl team…Also selected 1st-team All-Pro by the Associated Press and the Pro Football Writers Association and 1st team All-NFC by the PFWA.

Opened the season vs. Washington (9/4) with an 8-yard sack of Jason Campbell on the Redskins’ 1st play from scrimmage…Posted 4 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 QB hurry and an interception that he returned 41 yards for a touchdown at St. Louis (9/14)…Sacked Marc Bulger for an 8-yard loss in the 1st quarter and a 6-yard loss in the 4th quarter…Intercepted a Bulger pass at the line of scrimmage and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown in the 4th quarter…Had a season-high 5 solo tackles at Cleveland (10/13)…Twice sacked J.T. O’Sullivan vs. San Francisco (10/19). On the 1st sack, stripped. O’Sullivan of the ball, which was kicked out of the back of the end zone for a safety…Finished with 3 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 1 QB hit vs. Dallas (11/2)…Dropped Brad Johnson for a 10-yard loss in the 2nd quarter…Teamed with Jay Alford to drop Johnson for a 7-yard loss later in the 2nd quarter…Sacked Brooks Bollinger for an 8-yard loss in the 3rd quarter…Tallied 2 sacks at Washington (11/30) to increase his season total to 11.5 Tuck had 11.0 total sacks in his 1st 3 seasons.

In 2007, he played in all 16 regular-season games for the 1st time in his career, with 2 starts…Also played in all 4 postseason games…Tuck moved inside to tackle in the sub defenses and finished with 58 tackles (34 solo), 10.0 sacks for 59 yards, 3 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble. It was the 1st double-digit sack season of his career. Tuck finished 2nd on the team to Osi Umenyiora (13.0). The Giants led the NFL with 53 quarterback sacks, their highest total since 1998, when they had a league-high 54 sacks. Umenyiora (13), Tuck (10) and Michael Strahan (9) became the 2nd trio in team history to record 9 or more sacks each in a single season: In 1985, Leonard Marshall had 15.5, Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor had 13 and George Martin had 10…In postseason play, Tuck had 18 tackles (10 solo), 2 sacks for 14 yards, 1 pass defensed and 1 forced fumble.

Started at left defensive end at Dallas (9/9) and finished with 3 solo tackles, 1 sack
and 2 QB hurries…Sacked Tony Romo for a 9 yard loss in the 3rd quarter…Finished
with 2 tackles (1 solo), 1 sack and 3 QB hurries vs. Green Bay (9/16)…Sacked Brett
Favre for a 1-yard loss in the 2nd quarter…Had a season-high 2 sacks of Donovan
McNabb vs. Philadelphia (9/30), part of the Giants’ 12-sack onslaught. Dropped McNabb
for losses of 6 yards in the 1st quarter and 9 yards in the 4th…Finished with 1.5 sacks
and 2 QB hurries at Chicago (12/2), where he sacked Rex Grossman for a 3-yard loss in
the 2nd quarter…Had a season-high 9 tackles (6 solo), including a 2-yard sack of Todd
Collins vs. Washington (12/16).
Tuck had at least 4 tackles in each postseason game. He was a dominant force in the
Giants’ 17-14 victory in Super Bowl XLII (2/3), when he had 5 tackles (4 solo), 2 sacks,
3 QB hurries and 2 QB hits…Recorded his 1st career postseason sack when he dropped
Tom Brady for a 7-yard loss in the 2nd quarter…Later in the quarter, he sacked Brady
and forced a fumble that was recovered by Umenyiora to stop a Patriots drive in Giants
territory with 10 seconds left in the half.
In 2006, played in 6 games before being placed on injured reserve with a foot injury
that required surgery…Finished the season with 4 tackles, 3 QB hurries, 2 QB hits and
6 special-teams tackles…Saw action as a reserve at tackle and end at Seattle (9/24) and
finished with 3 tackles (1 solo), 1 quarterback hit and 1 tackle on special teams.
As a rookie in 2005, played in 14 regular-season games with 1 start and also played
in the NFC Wild Card Game vs. Carolina…Finished the season with 19 tackles (15 solo),
1 sack, 1 pass defensed, 1 forced fumble and 18 special-teams tackles…Contributed 2
solo tackles, a pass defensed and a team-high 3 special teams tackles at Oakland (12/31).
Stopped Kerry Collins for no gain on 4th-and-goal from the Giants’ 1-yard line in the 4th
quarter.
Finished with 2 solo tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and 2 special teams tackles
vs. Dallas (12/4). Recorded his 1st career sack when he hit Drew Bledsoe and forced a
fumble that was recovered by Kenderick Allen in the 2nd quarter.

COLLEGE:
Played in 36 games with 22 starts in 3 seasons at Notre Dame…Established the
school record with 24.5 career sacks, topping the previous mark of 22.5 by Kory Minor
(1995-98)…Recorded 164 tackles (113 solo), 43 stops for losses of 210 yards, 4 forced
fumbles and 7 pass deflections…His 43 stops behind the line of scrimmage broke the
previous school record of 42 by Anthony Weaver (1998-2001). All-American Dream Team selection by The NFL Draft Report as a senior…Named team’s Most Valuable Player.
Enjoyed a breakout year in 2003, when he set the school single-season record with 13.5 sacks, 73 tackles, 3 forced fumbles and 19 stops behind the line of scrimmage.
All-America 3rd-team and All-Independent 1st-team selection by The NFL Draft
Report.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
Named 2011 Giants Man of the Year. Four years ago, Justin and Lauran Tuck partnered with Dennis Walcott, who was then New York’s Deputy Mayor and is now the Schools Chancellor, and founded Justin Tuck's R.U.S.H. for Literacy. The program provides books and othe rreading materials for children in New York and New Jersey, as well as the Central Alabama area where he grew up. The acronym stands for Read, Understand, Succeed and Hope. Tuck has pledged $1,000 for every sack he records to help the New York and Central Alabama school systems. Last week, Tuck hosted his annual celebrity billiards tournament to raise money for the foundation, which has raised more than $1 million and distributed more than 45,000 books.
Justin authored a children’s book call “Home-Field Advantage” – a favorite of two-year-old Jayce Tuck.

Justin hosted Youth Day at Giants Training Camp, speaking to hundreds of youngsters about the importance of physical fitness, literacy, education and volunteerism following practice.

Hosted more than 100 of New Jersey’s Special Olympic Athletes for a Punt, Pass and Kick competition at the Timex Performance Center. Hosts an annual toy and book drive during the holidays. In 2011, Tuck visited his native Alabama after large sections of the state, most
notably Tuscaloosa, were devastated by a series of tornadoes. He donated $275,000 to the relief effort. The money was raised in tandem with partners JPMorgan Chase and World Vision.

Attended the United Way of New York City Gridiron Gala honoring Chris Snee.

Attended a PLAY 60 Assembly at West New York Middle School (West New York, N.J.) to encourage students to become more physically active.

Participated in a BP sponsored USA Football clinic for local youth football teams, coaching athletes and giving a motivational speech.

Attended the Giants “Back to Big Blue Football Friday” Pep Rally at MetLife Stadium to interact with fans on Kickoff Weekend.

Participated in a Celebrity Bowl with A Pro Event in New York City, benefitting 9/11 Police Aid Foundation & Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Hosted 3rd Annual Toy & Book Drive during the Holidays to this holiday season benefiting The Boys & Girls Clubs in Bergen County and Tuck’s charity, Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy.

PERSONAL:

Married, Lauran. They have a son, Jayce Leroy…Graduated in May 2005 with a degree in management from the Mendoza College of Business…Cousin, Adalius Thomas, played football at Southern Mississippi and in the NFL for Baltimore and New England…Sister, Tiffany, played basketball at Lincoln University…Attended Central Coosa County High School in Kellyton, Ala…Born Justin Lee Tuck on March 29, 1983.

Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 127 453 318 135 60.5 0 24 2 1 39 -- 41
2013 NYG 16 63 41 22 11 -- 3 1 0 -2 -2 -2
2012 NYG 15 45 27 18 4 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 NYG 12 37 26 11 5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2010 NYG 16 76 48 28 11.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2009 NYG 16 59 44 15 6 -- 8 -- -- -- -- --
2008 NYG 16 67 52 15 12 0 2 1 1 41 41 41
2007 NYG 16 65 48 17 10 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2006 NYG 6 10 6 4 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 NYG 14 31 26 5 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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