Xavier Alshon McKinney is an American football safety for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama.
In Roswell, Georgia, McKinney attended Roswell High School. He had 82 tackles and seven interceptions as a senior.
He made a commitment to play college football at Alabama University. McKinney participated in 13 games as a backup and special teams player in 2017 while still a true freshman at Alabama.
He has 73 tackles, two interceptions, and three sacks in 2018 as a starter. He was recognized as the 2018 Orange Bowl’s defensive MVP. McKinney said on January 4, 2020, that he would forego his senior year and instead declare for the 2020 NFL Draft.
The New York Giants selected McKinney with the 36th overall choice in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. McKinney was placed on injured reserve on September 6, 2020, due to a fractured foot. Activation took place on November 28, 2020.
The Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys 23-19 on January 3, 2021, thanks in large part to McKinney’s first career interception of quarterback Andy Dalton in the end zone with 1:24 left in the fourth quarter.
McKinney intercepted two passes in week 6’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, one by Matthew Stafford and the other by John Wolford, both of which were intended for Cooper Kupp.
The New York Giants revealed that McKinney was a part of the COVID protocol on November 3, 2021.
McKinney collected seven tackles in Week 9’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders, intercepted two passes from Derek Carr, returned one for a score, and helped the Giants defeat the Raiders 23-16. Because of his work, he was selected NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
What Team Is Xavier McKinney On?
He plays for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama.
What Is Xavier McKinney’s Position?
What Is Xavier McKinney Jersey Number?
He wears No. 29 for New York Giants.