Vernon with the Miami Dolphins
|No. 54 New York Giants|
|Date of birth:||October 7, 1990|
|Place of birth:||Miami, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||275 lb (125 kg)|
|High school:||Miami (FL) American|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 72|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2016|
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.
|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||341⁄2 in||10 ft 2 in||31 reps||X|
|40-yard dash from Miami Pro Day, other values from NFL Combine|
Vernon declared early for the 2012 NFL Draft and was the 72nd pick overall by the Miami Dolphins. 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
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. The average salary of $17 million per year makes Vernon the highest paid defensive end in the NFL.
- Olivier Vernon - Yahoo Sports
- Washington and Vernon declare for NFL Draft
- UM's Olivier Vernon stays home with Dolphins
- Hanzus, Dan. "Olivier Vernon to sign $85 million deal with Giants". NFL.com. Retrieved 9 March 2016.