COVER STORY: JULIAN TALLEY WIDE RECEIVER OF THE NY GIANTS
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Videographer: Eric S. Bourne
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TRANSACTIONS: - Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Giants on May 11, 2012…Waived by the Giants on Aug. 27, 2012…Re-signed by the Giants on July 31, 2013…Waived by the Giants on Aug. 31, 2013…Signed to the Giants’ practice squad on Sept. 1, 2013…Signed to the Giants’ active roster on Dec. 17, 2013.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: - Played in the final 2 games of the 2013 season…Did not catch a pass, but had 2 special teams tackles vs. Washington (12/29)…Played in each of the last 2 preseasons…Had 2 receptions for 22 yards in 2012 and 7 catches for 98 yards in 2013.
COLLEGE: - Played in 45 games at UMass…Caught 162 passes for 2,090 yards (12.9-yard average) and 11 touchdowns with a long catch of 55 yards…As a senior in 2011, played in 11 games and caught a career-high 60 passes for 759 yards and 4 touchdowns…In 2011, Talley had 56 receptions for 747 yards and a career-best 6 touchdowns…Caught 28 passes in 2009 and 18 as a redshirt freshman in 2008…Also had 12 rushing attempts for 152 yards with a long run of 69 yards, 25 punt returns for 252 yards, and 16 kickoff returns for 286 yards.
OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY: - Attended the Giants annual Big Blue BBQ benefiting Hackensack University Medical Center…A member of the Muscular Dystrophy’s “Muscle Team,” he attended their annual fundraiser dinner.
PERSONAL: - College teammate of Victor Cruz…Sociology major…First-team All-South Jersey at Winslow High School.