Will Hernandez

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Will Hernandez
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Hernandez at 2017 C-USA Media Days
No. 71 – New York Giants
Personal information
Born: (1995-09-02) September 2, 1995 (age 23)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:335 lb (152 kg)
Career information
High school:Chaparral (Las Vegas, Nevada)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:16
Games started:16
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

William “Will” Hernandez[1] (born September 2, 1995) is an American football guard for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He played college football at UTEP.

College career[edit]

After redshirting his first year at UTEP in 2013, Hernandez started all 49 games from 2014 to 2017. After the 2016 season, Hernandez was a second-team All-American.[2] After the 2017 season, Hernandez was named to the C-USA first-team.[3] He was also invited to the College Football All-Star Challenge.[4]

Professional career[edit]

External video
NFL Draft Profile: Will Hernandez
Will Hernandez's NFL Combine Workout
Hernandez puts up 37 reps on bench press
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 38 in
(1.89 m)
327 lb
(148 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9 78 in
(0.25 m)
5.15 s 1.75 s 2.96 s 4.70 s 7.59 s 24 in
(0.61 m)
8 ft 8 in
(2.64 m)
37 reps
All values from NFL Draft[5][6]

The New York Giants selected Hernandez in the second round (34th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Hernandez was the second guard drafted in 2018, behind Notre Dame's Quenton Nelson (sixth overall).[7]

External video
Giants draft Hernandez 34th overall
Jones: "Hernandez will be an instant starter"

On May 12, 2018, the New York Giants signed Hernandez to a four-year, $7.45 million contract that includes $5.08 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $3.49 million.[8]

Hernandez was named the Giants starting left guard to start 2018, starting all 16 games and was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.


  1. ^ "Will Hernandez on Pro-Football-Reference". rbref.com. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Bret Bloomquist. "UTEP lands two on All-America football team". El Paso Times.
  3. ^ http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/conferenceusa.com/documents/2017/12/5/2017_All_Conference_Teams.pdf?id=8758
  4. ^ "Will Hernandez set to compete at All-Star Football Challenge". kvia.com.
  5. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Will Hernandez". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Texas-El Paso OG Will Hernandez : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  7. ^ Wesseling, Chris (April 27, 2018). "Giants select Will Hernandez with No. 34 overall pick". NFL.com.
  8. ^ "Spotrac.com: Will Hernandez contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved September 17, 2018.

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