Answer: Corey Webster
Webster was a quarterback and receiver in high school. He was recruited as a wide receiver coming out of high school but switched to cornerback at LSU under coach Nick Saban.
Charlie Conerly played collegiate football for the University of Mississippi Rebels, where he was an outstanding running back and passer. He graduated from Ole Miss in 1947 and joined the New York Giants in 1948. Conerly played with Big Blue from 1948 to 1961, throwing 173 touchdown passes and accumulating over 19,000 passing yards. The University of Alabama is known as the Crimson Tide, Auburn's nickname is the Tigers, and Georgia's teams are known as the Bulldogs.
Answer: Bill Parcells
Bill Parcells, born in New Jersey, replaced Ray Perkins as the head coach of the New York Giants to begin the 1983 season. In 1986, Parcells led Big Blue to a regular season record of 14-2 and then a 3-0 mark in postseason play, culminating in a Super Bowl victory. Parcells became well known for his tough, no-nonsense style of leadership. He developed a close bond with Giants' quarterback Phil Simms. Bill Belichick was defensive coordinator for the '86 Giants and would later become the head coach for the New England Patriots. In 1986, Dan Reeves was the head coach of the Denver Broncos.
The other names never existed in the NFL. The Giants started it all off with losing their first three games in 1925, then shutting out their opponents in the next four games. They finished 8-4 in their first season. Coached by Bob Folwell, the team was led by running back Jack McBride who led the team in scoring.
The Giants joined the NFL in 1925. Of the five teams that joined that year, they are the only remaining team in modern-day professional football. The actual legal corporate name is the New York Football Giants, to differentiate the team from the New York Giant baseball team, now San Francisco Giants, that was present when this club formed.
Answer: Buffalo Bills
The others were all in the NFC, so a Super Bowl matchup was not possible. The Giants defeated the 49ers in the Conference Championship to earn a berth to the big time. They defeated the Bills 20-19, and running back Ottis Anderson was the Super Bowl MVP. New York went 13-3 in the season.
The Giants made Tiki the 36th overall selection in the 1997 NFL draft. Ronde was picked 30 players later by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Barber finished his career 17th on the all-time rushing yards list.
Answer: Rodney Hampton
The Giants' first round draft pick Rodney Hampton had 455 yrds rushing and 2 TDs, 32 receptions for 274 yards and 2 TDs. Due to an injury, he was unable to finish the season.
Answer: Wide Receivers Coach
He held this position when the Giants defeated the Bills in Super Bowl XXV.
Answer: Naval Academy
McConkey has since used his local popularity and military experience to foray into the political arena.
Answer: Steve Owen
Owen coached the Giants from 1931-1953 and totalled 153 wins. Parcells was second with 85.
Answer: Morehead State
Simms became just the second player in Morehead State history, taken in the NFL draft in 1979. He was the first round pick of the Giants at No. 7. Of note, he was the second QB taken in the draft behind Jack Thompson out of Wash. State by the Bengals.
Answer: Keith Hamilton
Keith Hamilton arrived on the scene in 1993. Lawrence Taylor had already retired before the 2003-04 season, and Michael Barrow came in 1998, along with Collins came in 1999.
Answer: Antrel Rolle
Antrel Rolle was drafted out of the University of Miami, Florida, where he was a unanimous All-American in 2004. 2011 was his second year with the Giants after five seasons with the Cardinals.
In today's NFL, numbers from 80 to 89 are worn by wide receivers and tight ends. In the earlier days of the league, numbers were randomly given regardless of position.
Answer: San Francisco 49ers
Yelberton Abraham Tittle, from Texas, was already a 13-year veteran when he joined the New York Giants in 1961. The San Francisco 49ers traded Tittle to the Giants after the 1960 season. The 49ers played their home games at Kezar Stadium from 1946 to 1970. Tittle enjoyed huge success with Big Blue, throwing 96 touchdown passes and gaining over 10,000 passing yards in his four seasons with New York. Tittle retired after the 1964 season.
Lawrence Taylor ("L.T.") is one of the greatest players in Giants' history. Taylor's quickness, speed, and hitting ability made him one of the best linebackers in the NFL. He wore uniform number 56, a number that the Giants would eventually retire. In 1986, Taylor recorded 20.5 quarterback sacks and was named the MVP of the 1986 NFL regular season. Jim Burt wore uniform number 64 for the Giants, Gary Reasons was number 55, and Carl Banks wore uniform number 58 for Big Blue.
It took them only three seasons to put together a 11-1-1 record. The Giants allowed only three teams to score against them in the season. In 1929 and 1930, they finished second to the Packers, even though having records of 13-1-1 and 13-4, respectively.
Answer: Bob Folwell
Bob Folwell was the inaugural coach of the Giants. He remained coach for one season although they had a winning record 8-4.
Answer: Jeff Hostetler
Other than Simms, the other two were Phoenix Cardinals. After starting only two games in the 1990 season, Jeff still played in all 16. Simms played backup to Hostetler in 1991. Jeff threw for 2032 yards in the season, while Rodney Hampton led the team on the ground with 1059 yards rushing.
Answer: Texas Southern University
The Giants chose Strahan with the 40th overall pick in 1993.
Answer: Philadelphia Eagles
The Giants lost to the (6-4) Philadelphia Eagles 31-13 in Philadelphia. New York would end up losing the following week as well.
Answer: Homer Jones
Homer Jones played six seasons with the Giants and was a 2-time Pro Bowler. His best season came in 1967 when he racked up 1209 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Answer: Moorehead State
When Simms was chosen as the #1 pick in the 1979 draft, New Yorkers were said to have asked in unison: "Phil Who?"
Answer: Rodney Hampton
Hampton rushed for 6,897 yards for the Giants from 1990-1997. Joe Morris held the Giants single season record of 1,516 yards in 1986.
Answer: Jeremy Shockey
Jeremy Shockey was taken in the first round, Allen in the second, and Cornellius Griffen was a rookie in 2001-2002.
Answer: Devin Thomas
Thomas played football for Michigan State. He played for the Redskins from 2008 to 2010, the Carolina Panthers in 2010, and the New York Giants from 2010 to 2011.
Answer: Fran Tarkenton
Fran Tarkenton was one of the most exciting quarterbacks in NFL history. Tarkenton, a Georgia alumnus, used his scrambling ability and strong throwing arm to become an all-star. Tarkenton joined the New York Giants in 1967 after six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. With the Giants, Tarkenton threw 103 touchdown passes and accumulated nearly 14,000 passing yards. Earl Morrall attended Michigan State, and Gary Wood attended Cornell. Norm Van Brocklin never played for the New York Giants.
On January 25, 1987, the 14-2 Giants took on the 11-5 Denver Broncos. The Giants won handily, 39-20. The Giants were led by the arm of quarterback Phil Simms, the legs of running back Joe Morris, and the hands of tight end Mark Bavaro. The Giants repeated as Super Bowl Champions against the Bills in XXV, lost in XXXV to the Ravens, then put down the Patriots in Super Bowl XXLII in February 2008.
Answer: Tim Mara
Tim Mara was the founder of the Giants. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963. His sons Wellington and Jack became co-owners upon his death. Wellington was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997. In 1991 Jack's 50% share was sold to Bob Tisch ending the Mara family's sole ownership. Bob's son Steve inherited his father's share of the Giants in 2005. Wellington's son John is co-owner with Tisch.
Answer: Phoenix Cardinals
The other teams listed all won at least 12 games in 1992. The Giants played the Cardinals in Week 15 to experience a 19-0 shutout. The Giants had only 131 total offensive yards in the game. They had previously defeated the Cardinals in Week 6, 31-21.
Answer: University of North Carolina
LT was the second pick of the 1981 NFL draft. Running back George Rogers was taken with the first overall pick that year. Taylor was later elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999. He finished his career with 132.5 sacks.
Answer: Dave Meggett
Third down running back and return specialist Dave Meggett led the team with 39 receptions. Bavaro was second with 33 receptions.
Answer: Danny Kanell
The Giants won the NFC East with a 10-5-1 record, but lost to the Minnesota Vikings 23-22 in the Wildcard round.
Answer: Ron Johnson
Ron Johnson became the first Giant to hit 1,000 yards rushing when he ran for 1,027 yards in 1970. Johnson had his best season in 1972 with 1,182 yards.
On the comical side, this was also the game where Redskins QB Gus Ferotte, injured himself during a TD celebration by smashing his own head into the wall.
That day, Lewis returned 6 kicks for 154 yards, with a 25.7 average. Unfortunately for New York, on the play ensuing Dixon's TD, Baltimore's Jermaine Lewis scored on an 84-yard kick return.
Answer: Allen and Junkin
Junkin lost his spot before the snap and said to snap the ball to Allen's voice. It obviously didn't work. He should have told Allen to throw the ball out of bounds. If Allen did, the Giants still would have kicked on 4th down.
Answer: Victor Cruz & Hakeem Nicks
Hakeem Nicks played football at North carolina and was drafted in the first round of 2009 by the Giants. Victor Cruz was undrafted and signed with the Giants as a rookie.
Answer: Harry Carson
Often you will see players dump Gatorade on the coach when victory is imminent. This started with Harry Carson during the 1986 season and culminated with the Giant's victory over Denver in Super Bowl XXI.