Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks were the Giants’ leading receivers in Sunday’s win over the Cowboys. No surprise there. But the third may shock you: Fullback Herny Hynoski.
The rookie caught a career-high four passes for 31 yards and even made a highlight reel play when he jumped over a tackle attempt by Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman for extra yardage.
“He’s shown from the very get-go he has good hands,” Tom Coughlin said. “He is, many times, the third level (option) of the particular play action pass.”
As for his hurdle, Hynoski said it was not something he planned. It just happened.
“It just kind of comes out of you,” he said. “You don’t really think about it before hand.”
He wasn’t the only one to hurdle Newman. Tight end Bear Pascoe also did it in the first quarter for a big first down. A third Giants also attempted the feat, but Ahmad Bradshaw could not clear him and was tackled. That gave Hynoski and Pascoe some rare athletic bragging rights over Bradshaw.
“We let him have it,” Hynoski said. “The one who would most likely normally make the jump didn’t.”