Larry Donnell

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Larry Donnell
No. 84 New York Giants
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-11-01) November 1, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: Ozark, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Ozark (AL) Carroll
College: Grambling State
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2015
Receptions: 90
Receiving yards: 837
Receiving TDs: 8
Stats at

Larry Donnell (born November 1, 1988) is an American football tight end for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Grambling State. He was signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2012.[1] He was on the Giants practice squad during the 2012 season and played primarily special teams during the 2013 season. He became the starting Giants tight end during the 2014 season.

Early years[edit]

Donnell attended Carroll High School in Ozark, Alabama, where he played football, basketball, and baseball.[2][3]

College career[edit]

Donnell played football for four seasons at Grambling State University. He switched from quarterback to tight end during his freshman year.[4][5] He finished his college career with 38 receptions for 432 yards and 11 touchdowns.[6]

After his senior season at Grambling State, Donnell was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.[4]

Professional career[edit]


Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 6 in 268 lb 4.91 s 1.78 s 2.82 s 4.59 s 7.41 s 34.5 in 9 ft 8 in
All values from Grambling State Pro Day[7]

New York Giants[edit]

Donnell, who was not drafted during the 2011 NFL Draft, sat out the 2011 season.[4] He signed with the Giants as an undrafted free agent on March 13, 2012. He was waived by the Giants on August 31, 2012 and signed to the Giants practice squad on September 1, 2012.[2]

He was signed to a reserve/future contract by the Giants on September 2, 2013.[2] He played on special teams for the entire regular season and started one game as a tight end.[3] He finished the season with 3 receptions for 31 yards.[8]

On September 25, 2014, in a nationally televised game on Thursday Night Football, Donnell scored 3 touchdowns on 7 receptions for 54 yards.[9] It was the first time a Giants tight end had scored three touchdowns since 1962.

On March 4, 2015, the Giants tendered Donnell, which yielded him the three-year veteran minimum salary of $585,000 over one-year. The next day, Donnell was aboard Delta Air Lines Flight 1086 when it crashed upon landing. Donnell was not among the injured or hospitalized passengers, and posted pictures and video he took of the incident to his Instagram account.[10]

On October 11, 2015, Donnell caught a 12-yard game-winning touchdown pass from Eli Manning in a week 5 game against the San Francisco 49ers.[11]


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