Tuzar Skipper may be a new face to the New York Giants, but already he is melding in. After playing college football at the University of Toledo, Skipper was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers. After being released from the Pittsburgh Steelers in early September 2019, he was claimed off of waivers by the New York Giants just two days later.
During his collegiate career at the University of Toledo, in just three seasons, Skipper recorded 90 total tackles, 9.5 sacks, 2 fumbles recovered and 3 fumbles forced and 1 fumble recovery return touchdown. This earned him a place on the Third Team Defensive End All Mid-American Conference.
In the preseason with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Skipper had some great games leading the league in a record five sacks. This garnered him the honor of being awarded a spot on the Pro Football Focus’ All-Rookie team for the preseason.
Skipper is already off to a great start with this up and coming, New York Giants defense. In three games played, Skipper has had three total tackles and 0.5 sacks. He shows great potential and can provide the missing link the New York Giants defense just may need with the injury to linebacker Ryan Connelly.
Although a rookie, Skipper has inherent skills and is just patiently waiting for the opportunity to prove himself. Skipper has a latent talent just waiting to be manifested and is time is most certainly now.
His work ethic is one that sets him apart from the rest. Skipper is always striving and training to get better, working with the company CarnoSyn. He works day in and day out to better himself and to be the best he could possibly be.
Skipper may only be a rookie and may just be starting his professional football career, but with his perseverance and hardworking demeanor, he will surely be an asset to the New York Giants defense!