Pugh, out of Syracuse University, started 34 games for the Orange. He earned All-Big East honors in three consecutive seasons (second team as sophomore, first team as junior and senior).
Via The Juice, SNY.tv's Syracuse blog:
Pugh was a 2011 and 2012 All-Big East First team selection, despite missing the first four games of the 2012 season with an injury. He started every game in his three-year career, and blocked for three separate 1,000-yard rushers. The Orange also averaged 187.0 yards per game, and allowed just 16 sacks.The Giants were high on Pugh.
Pugh was also on the 2012 Rotary Lombardi Award Official Watch List and the 2012 Outland Trophy Watch List, recognizing the best interior lineman in college football.
In my post this morning, I said the Giants could surprise with Pugh. According to some, he is not suited for OT in the NFL since his arms are considered too short (only 32"). But he can play guard or center, too, and with Kevin Boothe playing on a one-year deal and Chris Snee coming off hip surgery, Pugh will be next man up in 2014... or perhaps sooner.
Pugh is listed at 6' 5" and 307 lbs.
You can follow Justin Pugh on Twitter at @JustinPugh67.
From Syracuse to NYC, keeping it in state! Lets go G-men! Can't wait to get this thing started!!!! Best day of my life!!!
— Justin Pugh (@JustinPugh67) April 26, 2013