|No. 45 New York Giants|
|Date of birth:||November 4, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Middletown, Connecticut|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||262 lb (119 kg)|
|High school:||Middletown (CT) Xavier|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2016|
High school career
Originally from Middletown, Connecticut, Tye was a standout tight end/kick returner at Xavier High School (Connecticut) in Middletown. Tye then did his final year of high school at Salisbury School where he was labeled a three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout.com and was recognized as the No. 6 prospect in Connecticut and No. 19 tight end in the nation by the latter.
Tye was recruited to play for the Seminoles of Florida State University in 2010 before transferring to Stony Brook University for the 2013 season. In two seasons as a Seawolf, Tye racked up 79 catches for 1,015 yards and nine touchdowns.
New York Giants
After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, Tye was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent. He competed with Larry Donnell, Adrien Robinson, Daniel Fells and Jerome Cunningham for the tight end job. On September 1, 2015, he was waived by the Giants. On September 7, 2015, he was signed to the Giants' practice squad. On October 3, 2015, the Giants promoted Tye to the active roster. On December 14 during a Monday Night Football game against the Miami Dolphins, Tye caught his first NFL touchdown from quarterback Eli Manning en route to a Giants victory. In the Giants next game against the Carolina Panthers on December 20, Tye found the endzone again in a Giants loss to the undefeated Carolina Panthers. In the season finale on January 3rd 2016, Tye found the endzone again in a Giants loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
For the 2015 season, Tye had 42 receptions for 464 yards and 3 touchdowns in 13 games played. Following the season, Tye was named to the 2015 PFWA All-Rookie Team
Going into the 2016 season, Tye was considered on the roster bubble. However, he made the 53 Man Roster and will start the 2016 season on the Giants active roster.
During his rookie season in 2015, Tye earned the nickname "Baby Gates" because of his admiration of San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates and the fact that Tye and Gates have similar playing styles
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- Eisen, Michael (October 4, 2015). "Giants sign TE Will Tye to active roster, release DT Kenrick Ellis". Giants.com. Retrieved October 4, 2015.