Among the marquee six are Super Bowl winners, team captains and Pro Bowl selections.
Here are the nominees:
QB Kerry Collins (1999)
Collins, the fifth overall pick in 1995, made stops in Carolina and New Orleans before joining the Giants. After leading New York to a Super Bowl appearance in his second season, Collins threw for 4,073 yards in 2002, which still remains a franchise record. Collins sits in fourth on the franchise passing list (16,875 yards) and sixth in touchdowns with 81.
LB Michael Barrow (2000)
Suiting up for five teams in his career, Barrow came to the Giants after playing with the Carolina Panthers and Houston Oilers, who drafted him. Starting all season, Barrow, an All-American out of Miami, played alongside Jessie Armstead and Ryan Phillips all the way to Super Bowl XXXV. In 2003, Barrow led the NFC in tackles with 150 and finished 11th all-time (348) within the Giants organization in four seasons.
C Shaun O’Hara (2004)
Another undrafted core lineman, O’Hara came out of Rutgers and bounced around the offensive line in four seasons with the Cleveland Browns before solidifying his role at center for the Giants. The three-time Pro Bowler has made 97 career starts in New York.
LB Antonio Pierce (2005)
Pierce was undrafted out of the University of Arizona before signing with the Washington Redskins in 2001. The Giants picked him up in 2005 and saw the payoff immediately. When it was all said and done, Pierce would have a Super Bowl ring as a defensive captain and a spot at No. 9 on the all-time franchise tackles list (378) in his five seasons with the Giants.
Another starter in Super Bowl XLII, McKenzie left the Jets for the Giants, and in his first season, Tiki Barber ran behind him for a franchise-record 1,860 yards. In six seasons with the Giants, McKenzie has made 89 starts.
WR Plaxico Burress (2005)
Amassing more than 4,000 yards and 22 touchdowns with Pittsburgh before coming to New York, Burress is No. 8 on the Giants’ all-time receiving touchdown list. Leading up to his game-winning catch in the Super Bowl, Burress had one of the best seasons in a Giants uniform, catching 12 touchdowns with over a thousand yards in 2007. In four years, he had 33 touchdowns and 3,681 yards.