Will Tye

Wilhelm Tye
No. 45New York Giants
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-11-04) November 4, 1991
Place of birth: Middletown, Connecticut
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school: Middletown (CT) Xavier
College: Stony Brook
Undrafted: 2015
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2016
Receptions: 73
Receiving yards: 723
Receiving touchdowns: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

Wilhelm Tye (born November 4, 1991) is an American football tight end for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State and Stony Brook.

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.

College career

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.[1]

Professional career

New York Giants

After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, Tye was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent.[2] He competed with Larry Donnell, Adrien Robinson, Daniel Fells and Jerome Cunningham for the tight end job.[3] On September 1, 2015, he was waived by the Giants.[4] On September 7, 2015, he was signed to the Giants' practice squad.[5] On October 3, 2015, the Giants promoted Tye to the active roster.[6] 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.

Personal Life

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[7]


  1. http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/will_tye_839117.html
  2. Schneier, Dan (May 14, 2015). "Giants think they may have found a gem in rookie TE Will Tye". Fox Sports. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  3. http://nysportshub.com/giants-unit-preview-tight-ends/
  4. Eisen, Michael (September 1, 2015). "New York Giants announce first round of roster cuts". Giants.com. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  5. Eisen, Michael (September 7, 2015). "Young players earn their way onto 53-man roster". Giants.com. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  6. Eisen, Michael (October 4, 2015). "Giants sign TE Will Tye to active roster, release DT Kenrick Ellis". Giants.com. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  7. http://gmenhq.com/2016/01/03/will-tye-giants-baby-gates-antonio-gates/
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