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Deandre Baker
No. 27     
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1997-09-04) September 4, 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*New York Giants (2019–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Jim Thorpe Award (2018)

SEC Champion 2017

Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Deandre Baker (born September 4, 1997) is an American football cornerback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Georgia Bulldogs.

High School careerEdit

During his time at Miami Northwestern Senior High School, Baker was an All-American Sprinter and participated in the 4 × 100 metres relay on the second leg.[1]

College careerEdit

Baker signed with Georgia on national signing day, despite speculation that he would sign with Texas based on a tweet he sent out the night before.[2] As a true freshman at Georgia in 2015, Baker played in 11 games. During the 2016 season, Baker was injured in a game against Vanderbilt.[3] He recovered, but was later injured against Georgia Tech.[4] Following the 2017 season, Baker was named to the Second Team All-SEC.[5] Baker considered declaring for the 2018 NFL draft, but he ultimately elected to return to school for his senior year.[6]

College statisticsEdit

Georgia Bulldogs
Year Class Position GP Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Solo Ast Total Loss Sack Int Yards Avg TD PD FR Yards TD FF
2015 Freshmen CB 1 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Sophomore CB 8 21 10 31 1.0 1.0 2 27 13.5 0 5 1 0 0 1
2017 Junior CB 15 30 14 44 1.0 0.0 3 37 12.3 0 9 0 0 0 0
2018 Senior CB 12 31 9 40 2.0 0.0 2 81 40.5 0 9 0 0 0 1

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 193 lb32 in9 in 4.52 s 9 ft 10 in 14 reps

Baker was selected by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft with the 30th overall pick where the Giants traded up with the Seattle Seahawks to acquire the pick giving up their 37th, 132nd and 142nd picks.[7] He was the first cornerback to be selected in that draft.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Brumund-Smith, John (January 8, 2018). "ALABAMA VS. GEORGIA IN A 4X100M RELAY. WHO WINS?". Illinois Track & Cross Country Coaches Association. http://itccca.com/13889/2018/01/alabama-vs-georgia-in-a-4x100m-relay-who-wins/. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  2. Butler, Alex (February 4, 2015). "Despite a Texas tease, Northwestern’s DeAndre Baker signs with Georgia". Miami Herald. http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/high-school/prep-recruiting/article9218711.html. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  3. Butt, Jason (October 24, 2016). "Deandre Baker returns to practice after getting treatment over weekend". Macon Telgraph. http://www.macon.com/sports/college/university-of-georgia/bulldogs-beat/uga-football/article110125712.html. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  4. Butt, Jason (November 26, 2016). "Deandre Baker banged up against Georgia Tech, other injury notes". Macon Telegraph. http://www.macon.com/sports/college/university-of-georgia/bulldogs-beat/uga-football/article117283613.html. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  5. http://www.secsports.com/article/21678922/2017-all-sec-football-team-announced
  6. Emerson, Seth. "Georgia CB Deandre Baker makes decision on NFL draft". https://www.dawgnation.com/football/team-news/georgia-cb-deandre-baker-makes-decision-nfl-draft. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  7. "Giants pick Deandre Baker in NFL draft after trading back into first round" (in en). 26 April 2019. https://nypost.com/2019/04/25/giants-pick-deandre-baker-in-nfl-draft-after-trading-back-into-first-round/. Retrieved 26 April 2019.

External linksEdit

Template:2018 NCAA Division I FBS College Football Consensus All-Americans Template:2019 NFL Draft

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