Had a season-high 2 sacks at Kansas City (10/4) and a season-best 5 tackles at New Orleans (10/18)…Tallied 3 tackles and a sack vs. Underwent surgery and was placed on injured reserve 3 days later. The old record of 4.5 sacks was set by Pepper Johnson at Tampa Bay on Nov. The NFL record of 7.0 sacks was set by the late Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas for Kansas City against Seattle on Nov. Umenyiora is tied for 2nd in league history with San Francisco's Fred Dean (6.0 sacks vs. It was the longest fumble return for a touchdown by a Giant since Sept.Washington (9/13)…On one play in the 2nd quarter, he had a sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery and return for a touchdown. Umenyiora missed the entire 2008 season after undergoing knee surgery…He suffered a torn lateral meniscus cartilage in his left knee in a preseason game vs. In 2007, started all 16 regular season games and 4 postseason games at right defensive end…Umenyiora was the only member of the Super Bowl champion Giants selected to the Pro Bowl, the 2nd time he was chosen…Led the team in sacks for the 4th consecutive season with 13.0 for 87 yards…Also had 53 tackles (33 solo), 2 pass defensed, 5 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries…Was twice named NFC Defensive Player of the Week…Added 10 tackles (7 solo) and a fumble recovery in the playoffs. 9, 1984, when linebacker Andy Headen brought one back 81 yards in a victory over Dallas…The performance earned Umenyiora his 2nd Player of the Week award in 2007. Minnesota (11/25)…Also had sacks in each of the next 2 games, at Chicago (12/2) and at Philadelphia (12/9)…Contributed 6 tackles (4 solo) and a 10-yard sack in the Giants' playoff-clinching victory at Buffalo (12/23). New England (2/3), with 3 tackles (2 solo), 2 QB hurries and a team-high 5 QB hits.Is a participating member of The Make a Play Foundation, an NFL player driven organization dedicated to making a difference in Africa's most under-developed regions.The Make a Play Foundation's aim is to fundraise for, and support the infrastructure projects and sustainable development solutions Africa needs to break the cycle of poverty, famine and disease.Participated in Coach Coughlin's Jay Fund Foundation fundraiser dinner and golf outing.Participated in the Antonio Pierce Youth Fund's Scholarship Golf Outing in Bermuda.In 2004, played in 16 games with 7 starts at defensive right end…Led the team with 7.0 sacks, 4 fumble recoveries (including 1 he returned for a touchdown) and 3 forced fumbles along with 58 tackles (42 solo) and 3 passes defensed. Scored the 1st touchdown of his career when he recovered a Kyle Boller fumble that was forced by a Reggie Torbor sack and returned it 50 yards in the 2nd quarter.
Has 48.5 career sacks, which place him fifth on the Giants' official career list (since 1982, when sacks were first recognized). Louis Cardinals…Was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Umenyiora is the only player in Giants history with 3 touchdowns on fumble returns. Finished with 4 solo tackles, 1 sack, 3 QB hurries and 3 QB hits vs.
Was voted to the Pro Bowl following the 20 seasons. the Jets (10/7)…Recorded his 7th sack of the season when he dropped Chad Pennington for a 7-yard loss in the 4th quarter.
Finished with 19 tackles (15 solo), 1 sack and one special teams tackle in rookie season.
Set up all 3 Giants touchdowns in season finale against Carolina (12/28), the first 2 with blocked punts and the third with a sack and forced fumble that was recovered for a score by Keith Washington.