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Michael Boley (born August 24, 1982 in Gadsden, Alabama) is an American football linebacker for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern Miss.
Boley played college football for Southern Mississippi. In 2004 he won the Conerly Trophy, which is awarded to the best college football player in the state of Mississippi. During his entire career he finished with 423 tackles, 28.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles and was a three-time First-team All-Conference USA selection. In Boley's last season at Southern Miss he was voted as the conference's defensive most valuable player. He was also a finalist for several national defensive awards, including the Butkus Award, the Bednarik Award and the Lott Impact Trophy. He made 125 tackles as a senior and forced five fumbles, picked off two passes and recorded nine sacks.
Boley was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He took over as a starter in his rookie year after Edgerton Hartwell went down with an Achilles tendon injury. In four years with the Falcons he started 52 of 64 games, recording 330 tackles, six sacks, and five interceptions. He became a free agent after the 2008 season.
On February 27, 2009, Boley signed a five-year, $25 million deal with the New York Giants.
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