Oshane Ximines was born on December 7, 1996, he is an American football outside linebacker from Queens, New York, he currently plays for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Old Dominion.
Ximines attended Hertford County High School in Ahoskie, North Carolina. During his career, he had 145 tackles and 35 sacks. He committed to Old Dominion University to play college football. His family immigrated to the United States from Jamaica before he was born.
Ximines played as a defensive end at Old Dominion from 2014 to 2018. During his career, he had 176 tackles, 32.5 sacks, and one interception.
Ximines was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round (95th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. He is the first-ever player from Old Dominion to be taken in the NFL draft. The Giants previously acquired the selection as part of a trade that sent Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon to the Cleveland Browns.
Ximines entered 2020 as one of the Giants’ starting pass rushers. He suffered a shoulder injury in Week 4 and was placed on injured reserve on October 9, 2020. He was designated to return from injured reserve on November 23, 2020, and began practicing with the team again, but underwent season-ending shoulder surgery the next week.
During the 2021 season, Ximines was used in a rotational role averaging 23 snaps per game. In a Week 8 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, Ximines’ offside penalty negated a fourth-quarter interception by Darnay Holmes. Ximines finished the season with 13 tackles.
According to Pro-Football-Reference.com, Ximines is the only player in NFL history whose last name begins with the letter X.