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Jason Andrew Pierre-Paul (born January 1, 1989), also known as "JPP," is an American football outside linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. (NFL) is a fan of football football.
In the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, he played college football at South Florida and was drafted by the New York Giants.
Pierre-Paul played two Pro Bowls and over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI with the Giants.
Pierre-Paul was born disappointed in Deerfield Beach, Florida, to Haitian immigrants Jean and Marie, who arrived in the United States in 1983. Pierre-Paul lettered in basketball for four years at Deerfield Beach High School. He played football for a long time until suffering a serious leg injury while playing basketball, and he returned to football his junior year.
Pierre-Paul tallied 51 tackles and 19 tackles for a loss in his freshman season at College of the Canyons (California). He had 14 firings and received First-team All-WC and All-America awards. Pierre-Paul played for Fort Scott Community College (Kansas), where his 70 tackles, 10.5 sacks, three commotion fumbles, and two fumble recoveries earned him first-team Little All-American awards in 2008.
Pierre-Paul enrolled in Tampa, Florida, at the University of South Florida. He played thirteen games for the Bulls in 2009, including seven starts and a total of 45 tackles (16.5 for losses), six sacks, one interception (returned 18 yards for a touchdown), and caused two fumbles. Pro Football Weekly named him first-team All-America for his efforts, and he was also first-team All-America for the first time in All-America. He was given the name Haitian Sensation. He was named Defensive Lineman of the Week in the College Achievement Awards for the fourth week of the season. He forego his senior season and draft the 2010 NFL Draft following his junior year.
Pierre-Paul was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft as the 15th overall pick in the first round. Pierre-Paul and the Giants agreed to a five-year, $20.05 million contract with $11.629 million guaranteed on July 31, 2010. He made his NFL debut on September 12, 2010, in the New York Giants' season opener, making two tackles. He played in total 16 games this season, totaling 24 solo tackles and accumulating 4.5 sacks. Pro Football Rosters named him to the 2010 All-NFL Draft Team.
Pierre-Paul received a lot of playing time, with injuries plaguing the Giants' starting defensive ends, including 12 starts.
During the 2011 season, Pierre-Paul had 65 tackles, 16.5 sacks, one safety, and two forced fumbles. After already compiling two sacks (one for a safety) and a forced fumble, Pierre-Paul blocked Dan Bailey's 47-yard field goal attempt in the Giants' game against the Dallas Cowboys on December 11, 2011. mpay's first appearance in NFL history, forced fumble, and blocked field goal in the same game. Pierre-Paul was the first player to play in the same game. On December 13, 2011, he was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for the week. Despite not being on the ballot, Pierre-Paul was elected to his first Pro Bowl on December 27, 2011.
Pierre-Paul was instrumental in the Giants' playoff bid, where they defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI and lost by a score of 21-20.
In Week 8, Pierre-Paul made his first career interception against the Dallas Cowboys, receiving a touchdown. He had 6.5 sacks and 43 total tackles in the 2012 season.
Pierre-Paul underwent back surgery on June 3, 2013 to repair a herniated disc. He returned for Week 1 against Dallas and scored a single sack. In the 27–13 victory over the Packers, he intercepted a pass by Scott Tolzien, which resulted in a touchdown.
Pierre-Paul finished the season with 12.5 sacks, 77 tackles, three intercepted fumbles, three forced fumbles, and six passes protected.
illet-Paul, the New York Giants' franchise tag was applied on March 3, 2015. According to reports, the tag was non-exclusive, implying that Pierre-Paul could talk with other teams, and the Giants had the right to match or receive two first-round picks as compensation. Pierre-Paul sustained a serious hand injury in a fireworks accident at his house on July 4, 2015 after detonating a firework in his hand, blowing off a significant portion of his finger. His right index finger was amputated four days later. On October 27, he agreed to a one-year contract with the team. On November 7, he was added to the Giants' active roster. Following the injury, Pierre-Paul lost a significant weight in the hospital and had to play the season with a "monstrous padded team" on his injured hand, both of which adversely affected his play.
Pierre-Paul refused the Arizona Cardinals' bid to stay with the New York Giants on March 8, 2016. Pierre-Paul underwent further surgery on his hand, allowing him to wear a glove rather than the cumbersome club he wore in 2015. In Week 12, he had three sacks, one of which was a fumble that resulted in 43 yards for his third touchdown against the Browns in a 27–13 victory. For his appearance in Week 12, Pierre-Paul was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week. On December 7, 2016, he underwent surgery for a sports hernia and was set to miss six weeks but he didn't miss the remainder of the season due to the Giants' loss in the Wild Card Round of the 2016–17 NFL playoffs to the Green Bay Packers. The Giants lost 38-13 points without Pierre-Paul and injured cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
For the second time, the Giants wore the franchise tag on Pierre-Paul on February 27, 2017. Pierre-Paul signed a four-year, $62 million deal with the Giants on March 17, 2017. Pierre-Paul finished the 2017 season with 68 total tackles, 8.5 sacks, five passes blocked, and two forced fumbles.
In the 2018 NFL Draft and a swap of fourth round picks, the Giants traded Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a third round pick (B. J. Hill). He appeared in all 16 games, total tackles of 58 and a team-leading 12.5 sacks.
Pierre-Paul was involved in a single-car accident in May 2019 and sustained a neck injury as a result of not wearing a seatbelt, putting his season in jeopardy. However, he was cleared for football duties in late August and was put on the reserve/non-football injury list to begin the season. He was activated off NFI on October 26, 2019, just a few weeks before Week 8. Pierre-Paul was suspended on quarterback Matt Ryan by teammate Ndamukong Suh for an 11-yard victory in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons. Deshaun Watson was fired three times by Pierre-Paul after losing 23–20 to the Houston Texans in Week 16. Pierre-Paul fired Matt Ryan twice, one of which was a strip sack that was recovered by teammate Devin White after the 28-22 overtime loss, but the Atlanta Falcons was a 91-yard touchdown. Pierre-Paul finished the 2019 season with 27 total tackles, 8.8 sacks, two passes defended, and two forced fumbles in ten games.
Pierre-Paul's two-year, $27 million contract extension with the Buccaneers began on March 17, 2020.
During the 34–23 loss to Drew Brees, Pierre-Paul suffered his first sacking of the season. Pierre-Paul sacked Teddy Bridgewater once and recovered a fumble caused by teammate Antoine Winfield Jr. on Bridgewater during the 31–17 win. During the 38–10 victory over the Green Bay Packers, Pierre-Paul produced 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Pierre-Paul sacked Teddy Bridgewater once more against the Carolina Panthers in Week 10 and intercepted a pass throw by Bridgewater during the 46–23 victory. This was Pierre-Paul's first interception since the 2013 season. Pierre-Paul had six total tackles, two pass deflections, and an interceptor in Week 11, during a 27-24 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Pierre-Paul made two total tackles and stripped-sack on Kirk Cousins, which Pierre-Paul recovered in Week 15, during a 26–14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Pierre-Paul was selected to the Pro Bowl on December 21, 1991. This will be Pierre-Paul's first Pro Bowl pick as a Buccaneer as well as his first pick since 2012.
Pierre-Paul completed the 2020 regular season with 55 total tackles, five pressured fumbles, four mechanical fumbles, two missed fumbles, two pass deflections, and two interceptions. During the 31–26 victory over Aaron Rodgers, Pierre-Paul had two sacks on him during the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers. The Buccaneers will face the Kansas City Chiefs 31–9 and win Super Bowl LV in their own stadium, Raymond James Stadium, avenging a previous loss to the Chiefs in the regular season. In the victory, Pierre-Paul won his second Super Bowl title.
Pierre-Paul's output will drop dramatically in 2021 as he dealt with a nagging torn rotator cuff injury that will require surgery after the season. He skipped Weeks 3-4 and 16-18 this season. He had only 2.5 sacks, 31 tackles, and one forced fumble during the regular season.
Pierre-Paul, the Baltimore Ravens' Pierre-Paul, signed a one-year contract on September 26, 2022.