Adam Bisnowaty (born December 14, 1993) is an American football tackle for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Pittsburgh Panthers as a four-year starter at left tackle, he was First-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference his last two seasons.

 

 

Early life

Bisnowaty was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is Jewish.[5][6] His parents are Miron and Randi Bisnowaty, and he has a sister.[7] His father is Israeli, from Rishon LeZion, and came to the United States at the age of 27.[8][9] Bisnowaty said: "I have a deep connection with Israel, my two parents are Jewish, my father is from Israel, and a large part of my family still lives there."[9]

Growing up, he preferred basketball, baseball, and wrestling to football.[10] In seventh grade he weighed 210 pounds (95 kg), and in eighth grade he weighed 245 pounds (111 kg), and with his size his attention soon shifted to football.[11][10]

High school career

 

At Fox Chapel Area High School in Pennsylvania, Bisnowaty played offensive guard and tackle, was ranked the country's # 19 recruit by Rivals, and was a four-star recruit.[7][12][13][14][15] He was named Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAAA, and all-conference at defensive tackle.[7] He also competed in wrestling for the high school, and in track and field—throwing discus, javelin, and shot put (for which he holds the school record at 43' 7").[7][10][16]

College career

Bisnowaty played college football for the Pittsburgh Panthers, choosing them over Florida and 12 other offers.[12][13] He earned an undergraduate degree from Pittsburgh in communications in 2015, and a master's degree in health and fitness.[12][13][17]

In 2012, he redshirted.[13] Subsequently, Bisnowaty was a four-year starter at left tackle.[13] He was named to the Jewish Sports Review 2014 College Football All-America Offensive Team.[18] He was a First-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) selection in each of his final seasons, and was named to the All-ACC Academic team for four consecutive years.[13] As a senior in 2016 he started every game at left tackle.[14] He finished his college career with 43 starts in 45 games.[7]

In the NFL combine, he was measured as 78 inches tall, weighing 304 pounds (138 kg), with an arm length of 33.88 inches, and a hand size of 11.38 inches.[19] His scores were 40-yard dash: 5.23 seconds, bench press: 23 reps (225 lb), vertical leap: 29.5 inches, broad jump: 96 inches, 20-yard shuttle: 4.90 seconds, and three-cone drill: 8.02 seconds.[19]

Professional career

Bisnowaty was drafted by the New York Giants in the sixth round, 200th overall, of the 2017 NFL Draft.[20] The Giants traded up seven spots to draft him.[14][21] He signed with the team in May 2017, for the collective-bargaining-determined four-year deal worth $2.5 million with a $147,000 signing bonus.[22] In June 2017, Giants' offensive line coach Mike Solari said: "It's still early. Right now, we got him at right tackle. But he has versatility, he could go to guard."[23] He was waived on September 2, 2017, and was signed to the Giants' practice squad the next day.[6][6] He was promoted to the active roster on December 30, 2017.[6]

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