Sauce Gardner is a professional American Football player from the United States of America. He was a first-round pick during the 2022 NFL Draft, chosen 4th overall by the New York Jets. He was also the 2022 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Gardner was also named to that year’s Pro Bowl.
Player Profile, High School, and College Career
Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner was born on August 31, 2000, in Detroit, Michigan in the United States of America. He stands 191 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 91 kg. He is a cornerback.
He attended the Martin Luther King Jr High School in Detroit. Later, he committed to play college football for the University of Cincinnati and was there from 2019 to 2021. While there, he was named to the First-team All-AAC team from 2019 to 2021.
He turned pro in 2022 when he was picked by the New York Jets during the first round of the NFL Draft. Chosen fourth overall, they signed him to a four-year rookie contract in May 2022. In his first year with the league, Gardner was named to the Pro Bowl.
He was also later selected to the First-team All-Pro. In his rookie year, he was also named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
- 2022 - NFL Defensive Rookie of theYear
- 2022 - First-team All-Pro
- 2022 - Pro Bowl
- 2022 - PFWA All-Rookie Team
- 2021 - AAC Defensive Player of theYear
- 2021 - Consensus All-American
- 2019–2021 - first-team All-AAC