First-round choice Kayvon Thibodeaux will be using No. 5 with the New York Giants, the very same number he used as a unanimous All-American prior to being the 5th total choice out of the University of Oregon last month.
It simply cost him $50,000 to get it from veteran kicker Graham Gano.
The favorable for Thibodeaux is that the cash will be going to charity. The 2 settled on contributing it to Puppies Behind Bars, which offers service canines to injured war veterans and very first responders in addition to explosive-detection dogs for police. Gano originates from a military household; his daddy served in the U.S. Navy for thirty years.
“I feel like it was where the money that Kayvon was donating would be able to make the largest impact and help the most people throughout him giving that money,” Gano informed the Giants’ site. “The whole idea behind the number five being special to myself and being special to Kayvon was being able to help five people get the five dogs and be able to make an impact in five people’s lives for the better.
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— New York Giants (@Giants) May 10, 2022
“That was the entire objective behind that. I’m truly delighted about it.”
Thibodeaux joked at his introductory news conference that it would take a lot of zeros to get the number from Gano. After all, former Giants safety Jabrill Peppers was unable to pry away the No. 5 from Gano, who says he wears that number because he has five kids (Bryson, Ryder, Kayden, Riley and Brynlee), who range from 10 to 2 years old.
“It’s amusing, you people feel in one’s bones, this is genuine now, we’re talking real numbers,” Thibodeaux said with a laugh. “When you inform someone 250, I do not understand what 250 methods. You forget all the absolutely nos behind it. Things are a lot various now.
“But yeah, he’s a great guy and we obviously are going to build a relationship, and I’m going to be able to really get into it and we’re going to talk about it.”
It’s something they obviously spoke about soon after the draft.
By the method, @kayvont and I understood the number modification was decreasing for about a week prior to we stated anything. Loved tinkering all of y’all every action of the method. 😁
— Graham Gano (@GrahamGano) May 10, 2022
Gano, 35, is returning to using the No. 9 he used with the Carolina Panthers. His better half, Brittany, likewise used the number as a star softball gamer at Florida State.