Players

Hakeem Nicks
WR #14
Height:
6-1
Weight:
208
Age:
26
College:
North Carolina
Hometown:
Philadelphia, PA
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

REC
1
YDS
15
AVG
15
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 311 4,622 14.9 68 27 2 8 4 9 0 3 0
2013 NYG 15 15 56 896 16 57 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 NYG 13 11 53 692 13.1 50 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NYG 15 15 76 1,192 15.7 68 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 NYG 13 12 79 1,052 13.3 46T 11 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2009 NYG 14 6 47 790 16.8 68T 6 2 8 4 9 0 2 0

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 14, 2014.
  • Selected by the Giants in the first round (29th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

 

PRO CAREER:

  • His 27 touchdown receptions place him in a five-way tie for 11th place in Giants history.
  • Was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for October of 2009.
  • Has caught four postseason touchdowns, which ranks second in Giants history.
  • Posted a career-high 11 touchdown receptions in 2010, which is fifth-best in Giants history.
  • Tallied 444 postseason receiving yards en route to the Giants 2011 Super Bowl XLVI victory. The total is good for the second most all-time.

 

2013 (GIANTS):

  • Started all 15 games in which he participated, accumulating 896 yards on 56 receptions with a team-high average of 16.0 yards per reception.
  • Produced three 100-yard receiving games, giving him 16 total for his career.
  • Recorded four catches for 114 yards, with a long of 57 yards in a Week 1 loss at Dallas (9/8). Was part of the first trio in Giants history to have more than 100 receiving yards (Victor Cruz 118, Nicks 114, Rueben Randle 101).
  • Tallied a season-high 142 yards on nine receptions against Philadelphia (10/6). Both totals were game-highs.
  • Passed Bob Tucker for ninth on the Giants all-time receiving yards list with 4,380 total yards in a Week 12 win against Washington (12/1). Finished the game with two catches for 34 yards.
  • Posted 135 yards on five receptions in a Week 13 loss to San Diego (12/8). Averaged a game-high 27.0 yards per reception.

 

2012 (GIANTS):

  • Played in 13 games with 11 starts.
  • Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 10-catch 199-yard performance against Tampa Bay (9/16). Also caught one touchdown pass. The 199 yards were the sixth-highest total in franchise history and the most by a Giants receiver since Plaxico Burress had 204 yards in 2005.
    • Caught nine passes for 75 yards at Cincinnati (11/11).
    • Scored a touchdown against Green Bay (11/25) to go along with 77 yards on five receptions.
    • Amassed 67 yards and a touchdown on four receptions against New Orleans (12/9).
    • When he didn’t catch a pass against Baltimore (12/23), it ended his streak of catching at least one pass in 53 consecutive games in which he had played.

 

2011 (GIANTS):

  • Started all 15 regular season games and four postseason games in which he played.
  • Finished second on the team with 76 catches for a career-high 1,192 yards and seven touchdowns. The 76 catches tied for the fifth-highest total in Giants history.
  • Became third receiver in Giants history with at least two consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, joining Del Shofner (1961-63) and Amani Toomer (1999-2001).
  • Teamed with Victor Cruz (1,536) to give Giants two 1,000-yard receivers for the first time in franchise history.
  • Led Giants in all three major receiving categories in the postseason, including catches (28), yards (444), and touchdowns (four). The 28 catches were the highest total by a Giant in a single postseason.
  • Averaged 15.9 yards-per-catch in the postseason, the highest ever by a Giant with at least 15 receptions.
  • Opened the season with seven catches for 122 yards at Washington (9/11).
  • Scored his first touchdown of the season on a three-yard pass from Eli Manning against St. Louis (9/19).
  • Caught 10 passes for 162 yards, including the game-winning 29-yard touchdown with 2:39 remaining at Arizona (10/2).
  • Totaled two touchdown receptions to go along with 88 yards on seven catches against Green Bay (12/14).
  • Reached a season-high 163 yards at Dallas (12/11) off of eight catches.
  • Amassed 76 yards and a touchdown on five catches in the Giants NFC East-clinching victory over Dallas (1/1).
  • Had six receptions for 115 yards, including touchdowns of four and 72 yards, in an NFC Wild Card Game against Atlanta (1/8). His 100-yard game was the first by a Giants receiver in the postseason since the 2007 NFC Championship Game when Plaxico Burress had 151 yards on 11 catches. The 72-yard touchdown reception is tied for the longest postseason play in Giants history.
  • Caught seven passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Green Bay (1/15). The 165 receiving yards are the second highest total by a Giant in a postseason game, trailing only Bob Schnelker with 175 yards in 1959.
  • Averaged 23.5 yards-per-catch against Green Bay (1/15), which was the highest ever by a Giant with more than four receptions in a postseason game.
  • Caught 10 passes for 109 yards against New England (2/5) in a Super Bowl XLVI victory. Both totals are Giants Super Bowl records.

 

2010 (GIANTS):

  • Had team-high totals of 79 receptions and 1,052 yards. The 79 receptions were good enough for seventh in the NFC and 12th in the NFL. The totals are also good enough for third all-time in Giants history.
  • Became the 10th player in Giants history with 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
  • Totaled 11 touchdown receptions, tying Del Shofner (1961) for third-highest total in Giants history.
  • Became the first Giants receiver to hit double-digit touchdown receptions since Plaxico Burress in 2007.
  • Caught three touchdown passes in a Week 1 win over Carolina (9/12), the first multiple-touchdown game of his career. Finished with four catches for 75 yards.
  • Caught a touchdown pass in loss to Indianapolis (9/19) to go with two catches for 38 yards.
  • Recorded 12 receptions at Houston (10/10), which tied the Giants record for catches in a game by a wide receiver. He also caught two touchdown passes to go along with 130 yards.
  • Returned a punt for the second time in his career with a 14-yard return against Green Bay (12/26).

 

2009 (GIANTS):

  • Caught six touchdown passes, the most by a Giants rookie since Bobby Johnson in 1984.
  • Amassed 790 yards on 47 catches, both good for the third highest totals from a Giants rookie.
  • Was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for October 2009.
  • His 790 receiving yards tied for the most among NFL rookies.
  • Scored a touchdown in four consecutive games, becoming the first Giants rookie to do so since Bob Gaiters in 1961, and the first NFL rookie to do so since Buffalo’s Lee Evans in 2004.
  • Recorded his first NFL catch against Washington (9/13) on an 11-yard screen pass. He finished the game with two receptions for 18 yards.
  • Caught his first NFL touchdown against Kansas City (10/4). The touchdown came on 54-yard screen pass.
  • Tallied the first 100-yard receiving game of his career against New Orleans (10/18). He finished the game with 114 yards on five receptions.
  • Achieved his second 100-yard receiving game against Philadelphia (12/13). He finished the game with four receptions for 110 yards.

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE:

  • Was a First Team All-ACC selection in 2008 as a junior at North Carolina.
  • Caught at least one pass in 26 straight games. Finished his college career with a catch in 35-of-36 career games.
  • Has the most career receptions (181) and the most touchdown receptions (21) in UNC school history. His 181 receptions are good enough for 13th all-time in Atlantic Coast Conference history.
  • Started all 36 games he played for at UNC and led the team in receptions in each of his three seasons.
  • Was the first UNC underclassman to declare for the NFL draft since defensive end Julius Peppers (2001).
  • Was the first player in UNC history to gain over 1,000 receiving yards in a season with 1,222 yards on 68 catches in 2008.
  • Had 217 receiving yards in the Meineke Car Care Bowl, good  for the second-most all-time.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Independence High School in Charlotte, N.C. where he was ranked as the eighth-best player in North Carolina and the 22nd-best wide receiver in the country by SuperPrep as a senior.
  • Named MVP of the Class 4-AA state championship game after leading Independence (15-0) to a 38-19 win over New Bern with eight catches for 205 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Was undefeated throughout his high school career.
  • Was the North Carolina AP All-State and Charlotte Observer Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Rated as the fourth-best North Carolina prospect by Rivals.com.
  • Played on North Carolina’s Shrine Bowl team where he caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown.
  • Named the 2013 Giants Hometown Hero by the United Way of New York City for his outstanding commitment to the community.
  • Hosted a charity dinner benefiting Helping Hands charity.
  • Majored in general studies.
  • A native of Philadelphia, Pa.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 14, 2014.
  • Selected by the Giants in the first round (29th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

 

PRO CAREER:

  • His 27 touchdown receptions place him in a five-way tie for 11th place in Giants history.
  • Was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for October of 2009.
  • Has caught four postseason touchdowns, which ranks second in Giants history.
  • Posted a career-high 11 touchdown receptions in 2010, which is fifth-best in Giants history.
  • Tallied 444 postseason receiving yards en route to the Giants 2011 Super Bowl XLVI victory. The total is good for the second most all-time.

 

2013 (GIANTS):

  • Started all 15 games in which he participated, accumulating 896 yards on 56 receptions with a team-high average of 16.0 yards per reception.
  • Produced three 100-yard receiving games, giving him 16 total for his career.
  • Recorded four catches for 114 yards, with a long of 57 yards in a Week 1 loss at Dallas (9/8). Was part of the first trio in Giants history to have more than 100 receiving yards (Victor Cruz 118, Nicks 114, Rueben Randle 101).
  • Tallied a season-high 142 yards on nine receptions against Philadelphia (10/6). Both totals were game-highs.
  • Passed Bob Tucker for ninth on the Giants all-time receiving yards list with 4,380 total yards in a Week 12 win against Washington (12/1). Finished the game with two catches for 34 yards.
  • Posted 135 yards on five receptions in a Week 13 loss to San Diego (12/8). Averaged a game-high 27.0 yards per reception.

 

2012 (GIANTS):

  • Played in 13 games with 11 starts.
  • Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 10-catch 199-yard performance against Tampa Bay (9/16). Also caught one touchdown pass. The 199 yards were the sixth-highest total in franchise history and the most by a Giants receiver since Plaxico Burress had 204 yards in 2005.
    • Caught nine passes for 75 yards at Cincinnati (11/11).
    • Scored a touchdown against Green Bay (11/25) to go along with 77 yards on five receptions.
    • Amassed 67 yards and a touchdown on four receptions against New Orleans (12/9).
    • When he didn’t catch a pass against Baltimore (12/23), it ended his streak of catching at least one pass in 53 consecutive games in which he had played.

 

2011 (GIANTS):

  • Started all 15 regular season games and four postseason games in which he played.
  • Finished second on the team with 76 catches for a career-high 1,192 yards and seven touchdowns. The 76 catches tied for the fifth-highest total in Giants history.
  • Became third receiver in Giants history with at least two consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, joining Del Shofner (1961-63) and Amani Toomer (1999-2001).
  • Teamed with Victor Cruz (1,536) to give Giants two 1,000-yard receivers for the first time in franchise history.
  • Led Giants in all three major receiving categories in the postseason, including catches (28), yards (444), and touchdowns (four). The 28 catches were the highest total by a Giant in a single postseason.
  • Averaged 15.9 yards-per-catch in the postseason, the highest ever by a Giant with at least 15 receptions.
  • Opened the season with seven catches for 122 yards at Washington (9/11).
  • Scored his first touchdown of the season on a three-yard pass from Eli Manning against St. Louis (9/19).
  • Caught 10 passes for 162 yards, including the game-winning 29-yard touchdown with 2:39 remaining at Arizona (10/2).
  • Totaled two touchdown receptions to go along with 88 yards on seven catches against Green Bay (12/14).
  • Reached a season-high 163 yards at Dallas (12/11) off of eight catches.
  • Amassed 76 yards and a touchdown on five catches in the Giants NFC East-clinching victory over Dallas (1/1).
  • Had six receptions for 115 yards, including touchdowns of four and 72 yards, in an NFC Wild Card Game against Atlanta (1/8). His 100-yard game was the first by a Giants receiver in the postseason since the 2007 NFC Championship Game when Plaxico Burress had 151 yards on 11 catches. The 72-yard touchdown reception is tied for the longest postseason play in Giants history.
  • Caught seven passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Green Bay (1/15). The 165 receiving yards are the second highest total by a Giant in a postseason game, trailing only Bob Schnelker with 175 yards in 1959.
  • Averaged 23.5 yards-per-catch against Green Bay (1/15), which was the highest ever by a Giant with more than four receptions in a postseason game.
  • Caught 10 passes for 109 yards against New England (2/5) in a Super Bowl XLVI victory. Both totals are Giants Super Bowl records.

 

2010 (GIANTS):

  • Had team-high totals of 79 receptions and 1,052 yards. The 79 receptions were good enough for seventh in the NFC and 12th in the NFL. The totals are also good enough for third all-time in Giants history.
  • Became the 10th player in Giants history with 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
  • Totaled 11 touchdown receptions, tying Del Shofner (1961) for third-highest total in Giants history.
  • Became the first Giants receiver to hit double-digit touchdown receptions since Plaxico Burress in 2007.
  • Caught three touchdown passes in a Week 1 win over Carolina (9/12), the first multiple-touchdown game of his career. Finished with four catches for 75 yards.
  • Caught a touchdown pass in loss to Indianapolis (9/19) to go with two catches for 38 yards.
  • Recorded 12 receptions at Houston (10/10), which tied the Giants record for catches in a game by a wide receiver. He also caught two touchdown passes to go along with 130 yards.
  • Returned a punt for the second time in his career with a 14-yard return against Green Bay (12/26).

 

2009 (GIANTS):

  • Caught six touchdown passes, the most by a Giants rookie since Bobby Johnson in 1984.
  • Amassed 790 yards on 47 catches, both good for the third highest totals from a Giants rookie.
  • Was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for October 2009.
  • His 790 receiving yards tied for the most among NFL rookies.
  • Scored a touchdown in four consecutive games, becoming the first Giants rookie to do so since Bob Gaiters in 1961, and the first NFL rookie to do so since Buffalo’s Lee Evans in 2004.
  • Recorded his first NFL catch against Washington (9/13) on an 11-yard screen pass. He finished the game with two receptions for 18 yards.
  • Caught his first NFL touchdown against Kansas City (10/4). The touchdown came on 54-yard screen pass.
  • Tallied the first 100-yard receiving game of his career against New Orleans (10/18). He finished the game with 114 yards on five receptions.
  • Achieved his second 100-yard receiving game against Philadelphia (12/13). He finished the game with four receptions for 110 yards.

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE:

  • Was a First Team All-ACC selection in 2008 as a junior at North Carolina.
  • Caught at least one pass in 26 straight games. Finished his college career with a catch in 35-of-36 career games.
  • Has the most career receptions (181) and the most touchdown receptions (21) in UNC school history. His 181 receptions are good enough for 13th all-time in Atlantic Coast Conference history.
  • Started all 36 games he played for at UNC and led the team in receptions in each of his three seasons.
  • Was the first UNC underclassman to declare for the NFL draft since defensive end Julius Peppers (2001).
  • Was the first player in UNC history to gain over 1,000 receiving yards in a season with 1,222 yards on 68 catches in 2008.
  • Had 217 receiving yards in the Meineke Car Care Bowl, good  for the second-most all-time.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Independence High School in Charlotte, N.C. where he was ranked as the eighth-best player in North Carolina and the 22nd-best wide receiver in the country by SuperPrep as a senior.
  • Named MVP of the Class 4-AA state championship game after leading Independence (15-0) to a 38-19 win over New Bern with eight catches for 205 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Was undefeated throughout his high school career.
  • Was the North Carolina AP All-State and Charlotte Observer Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Rated as the fourth-best North Carolina prospect by Rivals.com.
  • Played on North Carolina’s Shrine Bowl team where he caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown.
  • Named the 2013 Giants Hometown Hero by the United Way of New York City for his outstanding commitment to the community.
  • Hosted a charity dinner benefiting Helping Hands charity.
  • Majored in general studies.
  • A native of Philadelphia, Pa.