Inside The Rookie Free Agents

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today announced the signing of 15 rookie free agents, eight defensive players and seven offensive players. They will join the team's four draft choices, as well as selected young veterans and first-year players, at a three-day mini-camp beginning today.

2005 Rookie Free Agent Bios
  • Adrian Awasom
    Defensive End
    6-5, 275
    North Texas
    Originally signed as a rookie free agent on May 6, 2005…Finished his career at North Texas with 147 total tackles, including 32 tackles for losses and 22 sacks…Named three-time all-Sun Belt Conference honoree, including a first-team selection as a junior and senior…Last year, Awasom was voted as a team captain by his teammates…Finished the season with 52 tackles, including 13 for losses and team-leading six sacks for 23 yards…As a junior in 2003, he totaled 44 tackles, including seven tackles for losses and four sacks in 12 games…He recorded a career-best eight sacks as a sophomore in 2002…Awasom attended Stafford High School in Fort Bend, Texas, where he caught 22 passes for 350 yards at tight end as a senior…Came to the United States from Cameroon at the age of four…Born Oct. 25, 1983.
  • Michael Bragg
    Defensive Back
    6-1, 183
    Texas A&M (Kingsville)
    Originally signed as a rookie free agent on May 6, 2005…Completed his career with 36 tackles, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries and 10 pass breakups…Completed the 2004 season with 25 tackles, three interceptions, one fumble recovery and nine pass breakups…Earned first team All-LSC South Division honors…Helped team reach NCAA Division II semifinals in 2003…Bragg was also a member of the track and field team, earning All-America honors in the long jump three times…Was ranked 16th in the U.S. in the long jump in 2003…Began collegiate career at Cerritos Junior College…Bragg attended Mayfair High School in Lakewood, Calif…Cousin of Golden State Warriors guard Baron Davis…Born Dec. 31, 1981.
  • James Butler
    Free Safety
    6-3, 210
    Georgia Tech
    Originally signed as a rookie free agent on May 6, 2005…Totaled 204 tackles, seven interceptions, 10 pass breakups, four forced fumbles and blocked two field goals in his final two years as a starter at Georgia Tech…Recorded 240 tackles in his career with the Yellow Jackets…Was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back as a senior in 2004, when he was named first-team All-ACC for the second straight season…Was second on the team with 85 tackles along with two interceptions, four pass breakups, a forced fumble and a blocked field goal…Was also named to the ACC All-Academic team for the second straight year…Four-year letterman at Bainbridge High School in Climax, Ga., where he was the state champion in the triple jump as a sophomore…Born Sept. 7, 1982.
  • Brett Eddins
    Defensive End
    6-5, 273
    Originally signed as a rookie free agent on May 6, 2005…Wrapped up collegiate career with 27 starts, including 15 consecutive…Recorded 54 tackles, 13 for a losses, seven sacks and two pass deflections…As a senior in 2004, Eddins started all 13 games and finished with 20 tackles, three for a losses and two sacks…Attended Trinity High School in Montgomery Ala…Led basketball team to a state championship and 31-1 record, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the championship game…Born April 20, 1982.
  • Diamond Ferri
    5-10, 223
    Originally signed as a rookie free agent on May 6, 2005…The former running back moved to the defensive backfield as a junior and finished his career ranked seventh on the school's all time record list for defensive backs with 226 tackles… In addition, Ferri recorded one sack, 6½ tackles for losses, six interceptions and 11 pass deflections…On offense, rushed for 429 yards on 88 carries (4.9-yard average) and scored four touchdowns …Started every game in 2004, finishing second on the team with 99 tackles, two fumble recoveries, four interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown…Had 24 kickoffs returned for 653 yards…Second on team with 1,003 all-purpose yards…Became the first player in Big East history to earn Offense and Defensive Player of the Week honors in the same game after rushing for 142 yards and two touchdowns and scoring on a 44-yard interception against Boston College…Named All-Big East Conference first team pick and Eastern College Athletic Conference all-star in 2004…Attended Everett High School in Everett, Mass…Born Aug. 6, 1981.
  • Charles Frederick
    Wide Receiver
    5-10, 194
    Originally signed as a rookie free agent on May 6, 2005…A four-year letter-winner who finished with 121 career reception for 1,735 yards and eight touchdowns…Ranks seventh on Washington's career all-purpose yardage list with 3,787…Set a school record with 72 kickoff returns for 1,329 yards…Frederick also returned 63 punts for 699 yards and two touchdowns…As a senior, he played in only five games due to a hamstring injury...Finished with 17 receptions for 253 yards and one touchdown…Attended Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton, Fla…Born Feb. 2, 1982
  • Ryan Grant
    Running Back
    6-1, 218
    Notre Dame
    Originally signed as a rookie free agent on May 6, 2005…Finished his career ranked 11th in school history with 2,220 rushing yards. He was the 13th Notre Dame player to run for 2,000 yards…Averaged 3.9 yards a carry and scored 18 touchdowns…As a senior in 2005, started all nine games in which he played and rushed for 515 yards and scored five touchdowns…Rushed for 510 yards and three touchdowns as a junior…Had his best season as a sophomore in 2002, rushing for 1,085 yards with nine touchdowns. Became only the seventh player in Notre Dame history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season…Was named the New Jersey Player of the Year in 2000 by USA Today…Played at Don Bosco Prep High School in Ramsey, N.J, a short distance from Giants Stadium…Born Dec. 9, 1982.
  • Mike Jemison
    Running Back
    6-1, 225
    Indiana (Pa.)
    Originally signed as a rookie free agent on May 6, 2005…Played two seasons at IUP after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh…Finished with 1,767 yards and 14 touchdowns on 323 rushing attempts…In 2004, rushed for 456 yard on 103 carries before suffering a broken leg against Bloomsburg that ended his season…In 2003, rushed for 1,311 yards and 12 touchdowns on 220 carries in his first season at IUP…Attended Greencastle-Antrim High School in Greencastle, Pa.…Born June 3, 1983.
  • Joseph Scott
    6-1, 237
    Jackson State
    Originally signed as a rookie free agent on May 6, 2005…Played his final two seasons at Jackson State, compiling 168 tackles one fumble recovery, four pass breakups and 2.5 sacks in 18 games played… As a senior, Scott recorded 129 tackles with 6.5 for a losses, three pass breakups and two sacks… Named All-Southwestern Athletic Conference first team in 2004…Attended Hattiesburg High School in Mississippi, where he helped lead the team to Class 5A state championship game in 1998. Born Dec. 17, 1981.
  • Brandon Smith
    Wide Receiver
    5-11, 193
    Originally signed as a rookie free agent on May 6, 2005…Smith finished his career at Vanderbilt with 108 catches for 1,497 yards and five touchdowns…In 2004, he recorded 41 receptions for 553 yards and three touchdowns…As a junior, had had a career-high 595 receiving yards on 39 receptions and scored two touchdowns…Smith attended Saint Augustine High School in New Orleans, La., where he was named to Coaches' All-District Team after catching 32 passes for 539 yards and 10 touchdowns during his senior year…Born Nov. 20, 1983.
  • Andy Tidwell-Neal
    6-5, 310
    Georgia Tech
    Originally signed as a rookie free agent on May 6, 2005…Two-year starter on the offensive line, as well as one of the teams 2004 captains…Versatile offensive lineman who took over at center as a senior after playing guard in 2003…Started 10 of 11 games at center in 2004…In 2003, started every game after winning the job in the preseason…All-state selection by the Associated Press at Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minn…Born Oct. 4, 1982.
  • Amad Rashad Treaudo
    5-10, 181
    Southern University
    Originally signed as a rookie free agent on May 6, 2005…Started and ended his career at Southern, with a stop at Division II Delta State in-between…Did not start until the fourth game of his senior season, but still managed to lead the nation with nine interceptions for 166 return yards and a touchdown…It was the most interceptions by a Jaguars player since Aeneas Williams picked off 11 passes in 1991…Finished the season with 28 tackles, one fumble recovery and four passes defensed…Attended Warren Easton High School in New Orleans, La…Born April 15, 1982.
  • Derek Wake
    Defensive End
    6-3, 241
    Penn State
    Originally signed as a rookie free agent on May 6, 2005…Finished career with 191 total tackles, 8.5 sacks and 24 tackles for losses…As a senior, Wake started 10 games and recorded 58 tackles, four tackles for losses, one sack, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble…In 2003, Wake posted his best season, with 71 tackles, four sacks and eight tackles for loss. Attended DeMatha High School in Beltsville, Md…Born Jan. 30, 1982.
  • Kyle Wallace
    6-6, 295
    Georgia Tech
    Originally signed as a rookie free agent on May 6, 2005…Three-year starter at right tackle for the Yellow Jackets, earned team-high 36 career starts…Started every game for the Yellow Jackets in 2004, the first two at left tackle before returning to right tackle…In 2003, started every game at right tackle…Was one of the team's most consistent blockers and a key factor in the rushing success of all-ACC tailback P. J. Daniels, who led the league with 1,447 rushing yards…Attended Collin Hill High School in Lawrenceville, Ga…Born March 3, 1983.
  • Darius Williams
    Tight End
    6-6, 270
    Georgia Tech
    Originally signed as a rookie free agent on May 6, 2005…Started 12 of 24 games for the Yellow Jackets…Finished career with nine reception for 118 yards…Used primarily as a blocking tight end, Williams had six catches for 81 yards as a senior in 2004…In 2003, recorded three catches for 37 yards…Named Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll for 2001-02…Redshirted in 2000, did not see any game action in 2001 and 2002…Attended Avondale High School, in Clarkson, Ga. Born March 16, 1982.

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