Jason Pierre-Paul, American football player from Haiti

Despite being a successful player for the National Football League, Jason Pierre-Paul has not been silent about his roots. He is nicknamed JPP and has recorded remarkable success as defensive end in the American football. Jason Pierre-Paul began his NFL career with the New York Giants in 2010.


Jason Pierre-Paul was born in January 1, 1989. His parents are Haitian and were living in Deerfield Beach, Florida during Jason's birth. His parents had left their mother land in 1983. Though he is a successful NFL player, Jason played basketball at Deerfield Beach High School. However, after a leg injury, he switched to football in his junior year.

Jason Pierre-Paul spent his college life at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida where he played college football. He won several awards and was nicknamed Haitian Sensation. After his junior season in college, Jason decided to begin his NFL career.

In the 2010 NFL Draft, Jason Pierre-Paul was picked by the New York Giants. After signing a five year deal worth $20.5 million, Jason has since been successful with the Giants. On December 13, 2011, he was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Despite his success Pierre-Paul is proud of his roots. Jason Pierre-Paul is proud to be a Haitian. While preparing for the Super Bowl in Indianapolis, Pro Player Insider recorded Jason saying that he represents Haiti. "I play hard for them [the people of Haiti]." He went on to add, "I play hard for my family the most and first of all I play for God."

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