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Justin Tuck

Justin Tuck
Justin Tuck

Giants DE Justin Tuck celebrates winning the NFC East. Tuck also thinks the Giants can be celebrating another Super Bowl victory. “We’re capable of winning the Super Bowl,” he said. (RON ANTONELLI/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

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Justin Tuck

Born: March 29, 1983 in Kellyton, Alabama

College: Notre Dame

NFL Draft: 2005, Round 3, Pick 74 overall by the Giants

NFL Teams: Giants (2005-2013), Raiders (2014-2015)

NFL Stats: 510 tackles, 66.5 sacks, 32 passes defended, 3 interceptions, 20 forced fumbles, 6 fumble recoveries, 1 touchdown

NFL Awards/Honors: 2 time Pro Bowler (2008, 2010), First Team All-Pro (2008), Second Team All-Pro (2010), Super Bowl Champion (XLII and XLVI)

Spin: Tuck broke onto the scene as a DE in the 2007 season, when he didn’t even start. However, that didn’t keep him from rushing from the DT position on 3rd down and recording 10 sacks, including 2 sacks and a forced fumble on Tom Brady in Super Bowl XLII. Before the 2007 NFC Championship game, Tuck inked a 5 year extension with the Giants which would put him as the starting defensive end, taking the position of Michael Strahan, His best season would come in 2008, where he had 12 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, one pass defended, and a pick 6 Week 2 against the Rams. In 2011, he was limited by injury and played only 12 games. However, he had 3.5 sacks in the postseason, including two on Brady again, one of which resulted in a safety. Many thought he should have won MVP in both Super Bowls. He had 11 sacks in 2013, his final year with the Giants. Tuck signed a two year deal with the Raiders in March of 2014, and announced his retirement after the 2015 season. On May 6, 2016, he signed a one day contract with the Giants to retire as a Giant. On November 14, 2016 in a Monday Night Game against the Cincinnati Bengals, he was inducted into the Giants Ring of Honor.