Running Back Orleans Darkwa the Latest NY Giants Rookie to Shine

December 28, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

New York Giants rookie running back Orleans Darkwa doesn’t yet have a catchy nickname or a signature touchdown celebration. 
Instead, he has a personal motto: “Carpe diem” or “Seize the day.”
That is exactly what the 22-year-old former team captain for the Tulane Green Wave has been doing since joining the Giants mid-year. 
Darkwa, 6’0” and 215 pounds, is the latest Giants rookie to make a positive impact this season.
Per Pro Football Focus (subscription required), Darkwa has played 29 snaps on offense for the Giants over the last three weeks, 20 of those snaps coming last week against the Rams. 
In that limited action, the rookie already has five carries for 21 yards (a 4.2 average), one rushing touchdown, and two receptions for 17 yards, with most of his snaps coming on third down.
That production isn’t bad for a rookie who wasn’t with the team for the first 10 weeks of the se...

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