Justin Layne born on January 12, 1998, he is an American football cornerback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Michigan State.
Layne attended Benedictine High School in Cleveland, Ohio. While there Layne was teammates with current NFL linebacker Jerome Baker. He played cornerback and wide receiver in high school. He committed to Michigan State University to play college football.
Layne entered his freshman season at Michigan State in 2016 as a wide receiver but was converted into a cornerback prior to the fifth game of the season. During his career, he played in 34 games and had 130 tackles, three interceptions, 0.5 sacks, and one touchdown. After his junior season, Layne entered the 2019 NFL Draft.
Layne was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. He briefly appeared in 10 games in 2019, getting only 3 tackles on the season.
Layne was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Steelers on July 29, 2020. He was activated on August 11, 2020. He appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers, and collected 22 tackles on the year. On August 30, 2022, he was released by the Steelers. On August 31, 2022, Layne was claimed off waivers by the New York Giants.
Justin Layne has never divulged any information about his siblings, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.