Get to know Michael Boley
Michael Boley is the Giants starting weakside linebacker and is entering his third season in New York. How well do you really know him? Find out with these facts.
Compiled by Jordan Gibbons
Born Michael Jerome Boley on Aug. 24, 1982 in Gadsen, Alabama. Michael has six children, sons Michael Jr., McKale, Josh, Tyler and Donovan, and daughter Tiana.
Boley competed at free safety, wide receiver and running back at Elkmont (Ala.) High School. He rushed for 1,015 yards on 126 carries and gained another 746 yards receiving as a senior.
As a senior at Southern Mississippi, Boley was named Conference USA's Defensive Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Lott, Butkus and Bednarik awards after totaling 125 tackles, 9 sacks, 5 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions. Boley was also awarded the Conerly Trophy, presented annually to the best college football player in Mississippi. He became the first three-time All Conference USA first-team selection.
He adopted Walker Middle School in Nutley, N.J. to encourage students in the PLAY60 Challenge. Boley also participated in the Giants Play60 PSA Shoot along with 100 top performing students from Carlstadt and Nutley N.J. middle schools, in appreciation of their commitment to the PLAY60 Challenge.
He hosted Michael Boley’s Monday Night Bowling Benefitting Every Day Kids with Special Needs, an organization that works with children with autism.
In 2010, Boley played in all 16 games with 15 starts at weakside linebacker. He posted a team-high 15 tackles (11 solo) at Indianapolis on September 19.
Boley scored his first professional touchdown against the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football, Sept. 19, 2011. His score will be remembered for the way he celebrated...by rifling the football into the face of a Giants video intern.