First-round pick Justin Pugh has been named to the Pro Football Writers Associated 2013 All-Rookie Team.
“My whole goal was just to contribute and help the team win in any way possible, if it was on special teams or as a starting right tackle,” Pugh said in a release. “I wanted to play my part and show these guys that I came here to play and play well.”
He started all 16 games at right tackle, the first Giants rookie to do since Barry Cofield in 2006 and first offensive lineman since David Diehl in 2003.
“You’re just showing the guys in this locker room that you’re reliable and this organization can count on you to go out there and play every snap, every week, and you take pride in that,” Pugh said.