The 50 Greatest Players in New York Giants Football History

The 50 Greatest Players in New York Giants Football History

by Robert W. Cohen


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The 50 Greatest Players in New York Giants Football History by Robert W. Cohen

The New York Giants joined the National Football League back in 1925, and have since been one of the league’s flagship franchises. The Giants have appeared in nineteen NFL championship games—more than any other team—and have won eight league championships. Iconic figures such as Eli Manning, Phil Simms, Harry Carson, Michael Strahan, and Frank Gifford have all played for the Giants. Twenty-five players who spent at least one full season with the Giants have been inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, and fifteen of those men spent the majority of their careers playing for the team.

This book carefully measures the careers of those players who made the greatest impact on the team. The ranking was determined by such factors as the extent to which each player added to the Giants’ legacy, the degree to which he impacted the fortunes of his team, and the level of dominance he attained while wearing the Big Blue uniform. Features of The 50 Greatest Players in New York Giants Football History include:

·Each player’s notable achievements
·Recaps of the player’s most memorable performances
·Summaries of each player’s best season
·Quotes from former teammates and opposing players

Football fans will find The 50 Greatest Players in New York Giants Football History a fascinating collection of bios, stats, recaps, quotes, and more. And with such iconic figures as Lawrence Taylor, Emlen Tunnell, Roosevelt Brown, and Mel Hein leading the list, this book is sure to inspire debate and controversy among true Giants supporters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442236318
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/07/2014
Pages: 380
Sales rank: 1,254,536
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Robert W. Cohen is the author of numerous sports books, including The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History (2012), The 50 Most Dynamic Duos in Sports History: Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Hockey (2013), Pro Basketball’s All-Time All-Stars (2013), and The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History (2013), all published by Scarecrow Press.

Table of Contents

The Giant Tradition of Winning
Factors Used to Determine Rankings

The Rankings:
1: Lawrence Taylor
2: Emlen Tunnell
3: Roosevelt Brown
4: Mel Hein
5: Michael Strahan
6: Harry Carson
7: Eli Manning
8: Phil Simms
9: Andy Robustelli
10: Frank Gifford
11: Sam Huff
12: Brad Van Pelt
13: Leonard Marshall
14: Carl Banks
15: Tiki Barber
16: Amani Toomer
17: Mark Bavaro
18: Fran Tarkenton
19: Y.A. Tittle
20: Jimmy Patton
21: Rodney Hampton
22: Jessie Armstead
23: Carl “Spider” Lockhart
24: Mark Haynes
25: Alex Webster
26: Joe Morris
27: Kyle Rote
28: Tuffy Leemans
29: Ken Strong
30: Charlie Conerly
31: Ray Wietecha
32: Jim Katcavage
33: George Martin
34: Arnie Weinmeister
35: Dick Lynch
36: 'si Umenyiora
37: Jeremy Shockey
38: Ron Johnson
39: Homer Jones
40: Del Shofner
41: Justin Tuck
42: Joe Morrison
43: Red Badgro
44: Victor Cruz
45: Hakeem Nicks
46: Plaxico Burress
47: Bob Tucker
48: Jason Pierre-Paul
49: Ike Hilliard
50: Jim Burt

Summary and Honorable Mentions (The Next 25)
Glossary: Abbreviations and Statistical Terms

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