BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) The mother of Giants first-round pick Eli Apple will make an NFL debut of her own this fall.

ESPN said Monday that Annie Apple would join ''Sunday NFL Countdown'' as a contributor. She will offer player profiles and other stories for the pregame show.

Annie Apple is a blogger who gained widespread attention with her social media posts on draft day last month. Her cornerback son was drafted 10th overall out of Ohio State.

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Among her observations was questioning why dessert wasn't served at a reception. That led to Commissioner Roger Goodell sending her brownies.

She later wrote a first-person guest column for Sports Illustrated and appeared on several ESPN shows.

Senior coordinating producer Seth Markman says that ''when we met with her in-person at ESPN we were blown away by her relatability, her sense of humor, and just how unafraid she is to speak her mind.''

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