Originally written on Big Giants Boom  |  Last updated 7/5/12
Adrian Tracy for WM (left), Photo by bluehenfoto, used under Creative Commons License
Jim Mancari
BGB Assistant Editor

Adrian Tracy didn’t really have that much hype surrounding him when the Giants drafted him in the later rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft.
He played defensive end at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.—a school known more for its academic prowess than its sports program.
After two years as mainly a practice player, Tracy is actually getting some attention this offseason as a viable candidate along the Giants defensive front. Of course, it would be in a reserve role since the Giants currently employ Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul, not to mention Osi Umenyiora.
But once Dave Tollefson signed with the Oakland Raiders, Tracy’s role automatically increased. The Giants experimented with using him at linebacker, but his main spot is defensive end, and hopefully he can settle into a rhythm of seeing a handful of snaps each game.
Why is this such a big deal for me?
Well, I graduated in 2010 with Tracy from William and Mary. We were actually in a few classes together as well as Kinesiology majors.
He was a beast for the Tribe’s defensive front, but Colonial Athletic Association football isn’t exactly the NFL, let alone the extremely tough NFC East.
It’s definitely cool to see Tracy get some of the spotlight, and I wish him the best. We’re not expecting him to immediately break into the starting lineup, but having a solid reserve player like Tracy will keep the defensive front fresh.
Good luck to Tracy, go Giants and go Tribe!
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