Giants honored with streets named after them

Posted May 5, 2014

A look at some of the Giants who have had streets named after them

With Mariano Rivera having a street outside Yankee Stadium named after him on Monday, looks at some of Big Blue’s players -- past and present -- who share similar honors:

Manning Way speed limit changed to 10 mph, Oxford, Miss.
After his second Super Bowl MVP performance, Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who holds at least a share of 47 records at Ole Miss, returned to his alma and was presented with a speed limit sign matching his jersey number – No. 10. That’s eight miles per hour down from the previous barrier, originally set in honor of his father, Archie, on Manning Way that cuts through the middle of campus.

Y.A. Tittle Avenue, Baton Rouge, La.
Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle, who played for the Giants from 1961-1964, has an avenue named after him on the campus of his alma mater, LSU.

Henry Hynoski Boulevard, Elysburg, Pa.
Following the Giants victory in Super Bowl XLVI, starting fullback Henry Hynoski had a homecoming party in Elysburg, Pa., where it was announced that the fullback would have a street at the Municipal Building named after him. Hynoski finished sixth in Pennsylvania history with 7,165 career rushing yards and 113 touchdowns during his high school career at perennial power Southern Columbia Area High School

"My friends have been unbelievable,” he said at the time. "The guys I went to high school with, I saw the other night. They were telling me that as they watched the Super Bowl, they had tears in their eyes, remembering how we were all together at Southern Columbia. They said they lived the rest of their football years through me. It all started here. I've truly been fortunate to have been surrounded by great people in my hometown area.”

Blackburn Blvd., Jersey City, N.J.
Former Giants linebacker Chase Blackburn, who won two Super Bowls with Big Blue, had a private boulevard in Jersey City’s McGinley Square named after him. Blackburn intercepted Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVI for the game’s only turnover.