Will Hernandez (William “Will” Hernandez) is an American football guard for the New York Giants of the National Football League.
Hernandez played college football at the University of Texas at El Paso UTEP. He selected z in the second round (34th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.
Hernandez was born on September 2, 1995, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Born in 1995, Hernandez is 24 years old as of now.
Hernandez is the son of Robert Hernandez and Angelica Lemus. His family moved from Mexico to Las Vegas before he was born. His father played professional soccer in Mexico.
Hernandez’s dream of playing football in the NFL began to take shape as a sophomore. However, just as everything was taking good form, his family was hit by a financial crisis. This forced them to move out of their home and live in a tiny storage unit. It lasted for two years and they went back to their old home.
Will bought his parents a new home just weeks after signing a four-year, $7.45 million contract. It was a lifelong dream of his own after everything they had gone through.
“This was something I wanted to do for them, and I was going to do it no matter what. But I knew I’d have to surprise them because if I didn’t, they weren’t going to go for it.” He told NorthJersey.com.
Hernandez started all 49 games from 2014 to 2017, after redshirting his first year at UTEP in 2013.
He was a second-team All-American after the 2016 season. After the 2017 season, he was named to the C-USA first-team. He was also invited to the College Football All-Star Challenge.
Will was selected by the New York Giants in the second round (34th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. He was the second guard drafted in 2018, behind Notre Dame’s Quenton Nelson (sixth overall).
Later on May 12, 2018, the New York Giants signed Will to a four-year, $7.45 million contract. The contract included $5.08 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $3.49 million.
Hernandez started all 16 games at left guard as a rookie in 2018. He joined left tackle Nate Solder as the only offensive linemen to start every game and was 1 of 8 Giants to start all 16 contests.
He was the Giants’ first rookie offensive lineman to start every game since right tackle Justin Pugh in 2013. Hernandez together with running back Saquon Barkley started every game as rookies.
Hernandez and Barkley were the first Giants offensive rookies to start every game since wide receiver Sterling Shepard in 2016.
The New York Giants signed Hernandez to a four-year, $7.45 million contract on May 12, 2018. The contract included $5.08 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $3.49 million.