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David Tyree

David Tyree

David Tyree

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David Tyree

Born: January 3rd, 1980 in Livingston, New Jersey

College: Syracuse

NFL Draft: 2003, Round 6, Pick 211 overall by the Giants

NFL Teams: Giants (2003-2008) Ravens (2009)

Career Statistics: 54 receptions, 650 yards, 4 touchdowns

NFL Awards/Honors: First Team All-Pro (Pro Football Writers Association, Special Teams – 2005, Pro Bowl (Special Teams – 2006), Super Bowl XLII Champion, ESPYs Best Play (2008)

Spin: Known for the infamous “Helmet Catch”, Tyree recorded 4 receptions, 47 yards, and a touchdown in Super Bowl XLII to help the Giants defeat the Patriots. At Syracuse, he had 1,214 yards over four years, and had 6 blocked punts over that span as well. His special teams play is what kept him around with the Giants. In 2008, he injured his knee in training camp and ended up on IR for the entire year. In 2009, he signed with the Baltimore Ravens and appeared in 10 games. On July 29, 2010, he signed a one day contract to retire as a Giant. On July 22, 2014, he was named director of player development for the Giants, a title he holds to this day.


David Tyree holds the candle for arguably the greatest catch in NFL History during Super Bowl 42 vs the Patriots, known as the “Helmet Catch”. What made the play even more incredible, was Eli Manning being able to escape a sack and get the ball out of his hands. Tyree will always be remembered for his incredible catch and TD in the Super Bowl. He was also one of the best Special Teamers for the New York Giants of the last 2 decades, making a Pro Bowl on Special Teams with Big Blue.