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Giants.com Bracket Challenge: Boston College vs. Texas Southern

Posted Mar 10, 2007

2017 Bracket Challenge: Boston College Vs. Texas Southern
 

BOSTON COLLEGE

Notables: G Chris Snee (2004, 2nd Rd), DE Mathias Kiwanuka (2006, 1st Rd)

The Giants share a lot of history with Boston College, and they wouldn’t have won their previous two Super Bowls without two of its former players. Snee, a four-time Pro Bowler, was a cornerstone of the offense at right guard, starting 141 games in the regular season and 11 in the postseason, including two Super Bowls. Kiwanuka played for the Giants from 2006-14 and currently ranks ninth in franchise history with 38.5 sacks.

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TEXAS SOUTHERN

Notables: DE Michael Strahan (1993, 2nd Rd), WR Homer Jones (1963, 20th Rd)

Strahan spent his entire career with the Giants from 1993-2007. A standout as both a run stopper and pass rusher, Strahan played in a franchise-record 216 regular-season games. He was a four-time first-team All-Pro (1997, 1998, 2001 and 2003), a seven-time Pro Bowler and the 2001 NFL AP Defensive Player of the Year. Strahan had 141.5 career regular season sacks, which is the Giants’ franchise record and currently the sixth-highest total in NFL history. Strahan holds the NFL single-season record with 22.5 sacks in 2001. He also led the NFL in 2003 with 18.5 sacks and is the only Giants player to lead the league in sacks twice. Strahan was a captain of the 2007 Giants team that won Super Bowl XLII. Jones had three consecutive 1000-yard seasons from 1966-68 and still ranks fifth in franchise history with 4,845 yards receiving and tied for fifth with 35 touchdown catches. Homer is also credited with “the Spike” touchdown celebration, which is still popular in today’s NFL.