The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Selected by Oakland Raiders in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft…Waived by Raiders, Sept. 2, 2007…Claimed via waivers by New York Giants, Sept. 3, 2007…Re-signed by Giants as a restricted free agent, April 1, 2010…Re-signed by Giants as an unrestricted free agent, July 30, 2011…Re-signed by Giants as an unrestricted free agent, March 25, 2013…Signed by Raiders as an unrestricted free agent, March 17, 2014.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Veteran offensive lineman returns to the Raiders after seven seasons and two Super Bowl championships with the New York Giants…Was originally drafted by Oakland in the 2006 NFL Draft…Has played in 105 regular season games with 62 starts and nine postseason games with four starts…Has seen action at both guard positions, right tackle and center throughout his career…Started at left guard in the Giants’ 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.
2013 (with NYG): Started all 16 games along the offensive line, with 10 starts at left guard and six at center…The Giants offensive line used seven different offensive line combinations, second-most in the NFL…Marked the second straight year he started all 16 games…Helped protect Eli Manning, allowing him to throw for 2,818 yards…(10/10) at Chi.: Started at LG and was part of an offensive line that helped Brandon Jacobs rush for 106 yards and two TDs, his first 100-yard performance of the season…(11/10) vs Oak.: Started at LG and helped RB Andre Brown rush for 115 yards and a TD…(11/24) vs. Dal.: Played in his 100th career game…Moved to center in the second quarter due to injury…Part of an offensive line that helped the Giants rush for 202 yards, including a career-high 127 by Brown.
2012 (with NYG): Started all 16 games at left guard…Marked the fourth time in five years and the sixth time in his career Boothe played in all 16 games, but the first time he started every game…Was part of a line that allowed an NFL-low 20 sacks and helped the Giants average 116.4 rushing yards a game, a 27.2-yard improvement over 2011…The line did not give up a sack in three consecutive games from Sept. 30 to Oct. 14…Helped the Giants scored 429 points, the second-highest total in franchise history…Briefly moved from left guard to right tackle in the beginning of the season.
2011 (with NYG): Played in all 16 regular season games with 9 starts and started all 4 postseason games…Started five games at center, one at right guard and three at left guard…Started all four postseason games at left guard…Was a member of the line that helped the Giants offense set franchise records with 6,161 total yards and 4,734 net passing yards…New York established team records for completions with 359, had at least 200 passing yards in every game for the first time in their history and finished fifth in the NFL in passing yards, their highest ranking since they finished fifth in 1984…Postseason: (2/5/12) vs. NE: Helped the Giants outgain New England, 396-349, and hold a time of possession advantage of 37:05-22:55.
2010 (with NYG): Appeared in eight games with five starts at left guard…Spent the first eight weeks on the physically unable to perform list with a pectoral injury suffered in the offseason that required surgery…Moved to the 53-man roster on Nov. 9…Started five consecutive games at left guard…(1/2/11) at Was.: Replaced an injured Rich Seubert at center.
2009 (with NYG): Played in all 16 games with two starts…Majority of action was on special teams…Started the season’s final two games at left guard due to injury.
2008 (with NYG): Played in all 16 regular-season games and one postseason contest…Majority of play came on special teams or as an extra lineman/eligible receiver…(12/28) at Min.: Played the entire second half at right tackle in the season finale…Postseason: (1/11/09) vs. Phi.: Saw action at right tackle for a few plays in the second quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game due to injury.
2007 (with NYG): Played in one regular season game and all four postseason contests…Was inactive for 14 regular season games.
2006: Played in all 16 games as a rookie, starting the final 14 contests at RG…(10/1) vs. Cle.: Started at RG and helped the rushing attack accumulate 194 yards…(10/8) at SF: Started at RG and saw action on special teams while offense totaled 370 yards…(10/22) vs. Ari.: Started at RG and saw action on special teams as the offense converted 65 percent of third down opportunities…(11/19) at KC: Started at RG and saw action on special teams as offense converted 57 percent on third down.
COLLEGE: Four-year starter played three different positions at Cornell…Started his career as a right guard before shifting to right tackle as a junior, then moved to left tackle early in his senior year…Was only the fourth Cornell player to earn All-Ivy League honors three times…In 2005, became the first All-America first-team selection at Cornell since 1998….As a senior, started the first two games at right offensive tackle before shifting to the left side for the final eight games…Served as tri-captain, as the Cornell running game averaged 248.9 yards per game (eighth nationally)…Registered 83 key blocks/knockdowns, with 10 resulting in TDs…All-American honorable mention by The NFL Draft Report as a junior and earned All-Ivy League first-team honors for the second consecutive year…Shifted to right offensive tackle, starting 10 games…Posted 64 knockdowns, with eight blocks resulting in TDs for an offense that averaged 310.9 yards per game, including 217.2 yards passing…As a sophomore, All-Ivy League first-team selection as starter at right offensive guard…Helped the offense average 318.7 yards per game…Moved into the starting lineup at right guard as a redshirt freshman, earning All-Ivy League second-team accolades…Part of an offense that averaged 296.9 yards per game...Majored in hotel administration.
PERSONAL: Attended Pine Crest High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. …Played on both the offensive and defensive lines…A team co-captain as a senior, first-team All-County selection as well as a second-team All-State pick…Made 40 tackles and caused two fumbles in 2000…Brother, Charles, played football at East Carolina…Participated in the Giants’ Back to Football Caravan, where four car loads of players participated in a series of surprise visits to supermarkets, schools and charitable events around the tri-state area…Honored by the M.A.N. Foundation as the 2012 Man of the Year for his outstanding play on the field and his commitment to community programs…Is a member of the Muscular Dystrophy’s “Muscle Team” and attended their annual fundraiser dinner.