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SBU’s Will Tye named to NFL’s All-Rookie team

Will Tye, who made the most of his

Will Tye, who made the most of his promotion from the practice squad, is eager to build on rookie year. Getty Images / Elsa Photo Credit: Getty Images / Elsa

Giants tight end Will Tye was the only undrafted position player named to this year’s PFWA All-Rookie team, which was announced on Tuesday. The Stony Brook University product who began the season on the Giants’ practice squad was promoted in Week 4 and wound up catching 42 passes for 464 yards and three touchdowns.

Two other New York football rookies were named to the team: Giants safety Landon Collins, a second-round pick who finished with 112 tackles, and Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who had 63 tackles and 3.0 sacks. Williams was the Jets’ first-round pick, selected sixth overall.

Rams running back Todd Gurley was named the Rookie of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year by the PFWA. Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters was named Defensive Rookie of the Year. The players were chosen in voting conducted by the Professional Football Writers of America, which is made up of accredited writers who cover the NFL and the 32 teams on a daily basis.

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