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Giants Officially Sign WVU’s Dravon Askew-Henry



An earlier report of the New York Giants signing WVU alum Dravon Askew-Henry became official Tuesday after the organization announced the signing of the former Mountaineer.

The transaction is contingent upon Askew-Henry passing a physical when travel restrictions are lifted. ESPN’s Ian Rapoport previously said it is a two-year deal. The Giants organization did not release contract details Tuesday.

Askew-Henry, a 5-foot-11 and 187 pounds defensive back, is another player whose route to this NFL deal took a route through the XFL, playing for the New York Guardians this past, shortened season. During the season, he played in four games and tallied 12 tackles, 10 solo, and defended six passes.

After graduating from WVU, Askew-Henry signed as a rookie free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019, but was waived just four months later right before the NFL regular season.

In his 2014-18 Mountaineer career, Askew-Henry set the career mark for most games started (52). He sustained a season-ending injury prior to the start of his would-be junior year in 2016, put started every other game of his four-year career. He totaled 162 career solo tackles, with 53 assists, six interceptions and 10 pass breakups.

As a senior, he was named to the All-Big 12 honorable mention for the second straight season after starting all 13 games at safety and tying for fourth on the team with 54 tackles (37 solo), including five stops for loss.

Askew-Henry attended Aliquippa High School near Pittsburgh and was a two-time Pennsylvania Class AA first-team all-state selection.

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