Kayvon Thibodeaux is a highly talented American football player currently playing an outside linebacker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was named the Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2019 at the University of Oregon, won the Morris Trophy in 2020, and was voted a unanimous All-American in 2021.Get all of the latest Kayvon Thibodeaux news here!
was widely considered as one of the top defensive players in college football.
Born on December 21, 2000, in South Central, Los Angeles, California, Thibodeaux grew up playing football from a young age and quickly gained a reputation as a standout athlete. He attended Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, California, where he was a three-year starter and one of the most highly recruited high school players in the country. During his time in high school, Thibodeaux recorded an impressive 54 sacks, 113 tackles for loss, and 2 interceptions.
After receiving numerous scholarship offers from top college football programs, Thibodeaux ultimately chose to attend the University of Oregon, where he has continued to impress as a key player on the team. In his freshman season, Thibodeaux was named the Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and recorded 9 sacks and 35 tackles. Known for his speed, agility, and powerful defensive skills, Thibodeaux was widely considered to be one of the top defensive players in college football.
Thibodeaux was drafted fifth overall by the New York Giants in the 2022 NFL Draft. He suffered a sprained MCL in Week 2 of the preseason, but went on to make his debut in Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys. Thibodeaux had a successful rookie season, finishing with four sacks, 49 total tackles, five passes defended, and two forced fumbles, and was named to the 2022 PFWA All-Rookie Team.
Off the field, Thibodeaux is known for his dedication to his studies and his commitment to giving back to his community.