Kayvon Thibodeaux was born December 15, 2000, he is an American football outside linebacker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). A native of Los Angeles, he was named USA Today’s High School Football Defensive Player of the Year in 2018.
Thibodeaux played college football at Oregon, where was named the Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2019, won the Morris Trophy in 2020, and was voted a unanimous All-American in 2021. He was drafted by the Giants fifth overall in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Thibodeaux was born in South Los Angeles, California, on December 15, 2000. He attended and played football at Susan Miller Dorsey High School for two years before transferring to Oaks Christian School in 2017.
Thibodeaux was named the Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2019. As a sophomore, he won the Morris Trophy on defense and was named first-team All-Pac-12 while also winning MVP honors at the 2020 Pac-12 Football Championship Game.
Thibodeaux was selected fifth overall by the New York Giants in the 2022 NFL Draft. Thibodeax suffered a sprained MCL in week 2 of the preseason against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Thibodeaux made his NFL debut against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3, where he had one tackle in the 23-16 loss. In Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens, Thibodeaux had his first career sack, forcing a game-winning fumble by quarterback Lamar Jackson in the fourth quarter during the 24-20 win.