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C.J. Conrad signs with New York Giants, per report

Conrad lands in New York.

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After a health scare at the NFL Combine in March, C.J. Conrad prevailed and is now officially an NFL player

Conrad was signed by the New York Giants following the 2019 NFL Draft, according to Matt Jones.

In his four years as a tight end for the Kentucky Wildcats, Conrad played in 49 games and tallied 42 starts. In those 49 games, Conrad grabbed 80 catches with 1,015 total receiving yards. He ranks as #28 on the all-time receiving yards list for the Wildcats.

Conrad also had 12 career touchdowns, ranking #2 all time, just one touchdown behind the #1 spot. Conrad was also considered for the Mackey Award three out of his four years, an award that recognizes the nation’s best tight end.

Not only on the field was Conrad a success for the Wildcats, but he is definitely a good character addition for the Giants. In his four years with the Wildcats, Conrad picked up a plethora of different awards that run deeper than on the field. Check out this list:

-2018 Pop Warner National College Football Award which “recognizes a college graduating senior who has made a difference on the field, in the classroom and in his community, and serves as a role model to Pop Warner’s young student-athletes.”

-Four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll

-2018 SEC Community Service Team

-Nominee for the 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

-Nominee for the Wuerffel Trophy (which recognizes players who combined community service, academic achievement and athletic achievement)

Congratulations to C.J. Conrad, he’s worked hard to get where he is now and didn’t give up when things got tough.