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Shaun O’Hara

Shaun O'Hara
Shaun O'Hara

Shaun O’Hara was a rock for the New York Giants offense during their Super Bowl 42 victory over the Patriots. (Credit Photo illustration by Tim Larsen for The New York Times)

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Shaun O’Hara

Born: June 23, 1977 in Chicago Heights, Illinois

College: Rutgers

NFL Draft: Undrafted (2000)

NFL Teams: Cleveland Browns (2000-2003), Giants (2004-2010)

NFL Awards/Honors: 3 time Pro Bowler (2008-2010), Second Team All Pro (2008), Super Bowl Champion (XLII)

Spin: After being undrafted out of Rutgers in 2000, O’ Hara signed with the Cleveland Browns. In March of 2004, he signed a 3 year, $5.4 million contract with the Giants. O’Hara was the Center of an offensive line in 2007 that included David Diehl, Chris Snee, and Kareem McKenzie. O’Hara was a very strong run blocker, hence the Giants had the top rushing offense in the NFL in 2007 and 2008. On July 28, 2011, O’Hara was released by the Giants, and on September 3rd, 2012, he retired as a member of the New York Giants.

 

The New York Giants Offensive Line during their 2 Super Bowl runs in 2007 and 2011 were a major part of those victories. The free agent signing of O’Hara from the Cleveland Browns was the centerpiece of building that offensive line unit. O’Hara may not have been part of the Super Bowl victory in 2011, but he put his stamp on that team as he was a major leader of that unit. Shaun O’Hara announced his retirement as a New York Giant on September 3, 2012. During his post-NFL career, he has worked with NFL Network and ESPN Radio as a NFL color analyst.