Olivier Vernon

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Olivier Vernon
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Vernon with the Miami Dolphins
No. 54 New York Giants
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-10-07) October 7, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school: Miami (FL) American
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 72
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2016
Total tackles: 200
Sacks: 29.0
Forced fumbles: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

Olivier Alexander Vernon (born October 7, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

High school[edit]

Vernon attended American High School in Miami, Florida.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the 11th best weakside defensive end prospect of his class.[1]

College career[edit]

Vernon attended the University of Miami, playing for the Miami Hurricanes football team for three seasons. During his career, he totalled 81 tackles, including 20.5 for loss, and nine sacks.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2 in 261 lb 4.64 s X s X s 4.50 s 7.39 s 3412 in 10 ft 2 in 31 reps X
40-yard dash from Miami Pro Day, other values from NFL Combine

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Vernon declared early for the 2012 NFL Draft and was the 72nd pick overall by the Miami Dolphins.[2][3] His 3rd round selection ended a drought of 8 years without the Dolphins picking a player from the University of Miami. The last one had been Vernon Carey in 2004.

Vernon scored his first NFL touchdown against the New York Jets on October 28, 2012, recovering a punt blocked by Jimmy Wilson in the end zone. In the same game, he blocked a field goal in the final seconds of the second half.

New York Giants[edit]

Vernon signed with the New York Giants on March 9, 2016 on a contract worth $85 million over 5 years with $52.5 million in guaranteed money.[4] The average salary of $17 million per year makes Vernon the highest paid defensive end in the NFL.

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