2003   1981
CLASS RECAP: Helped set up the next generation’s run at Super Bowl XLII; Produced three Pro Bowl and All-Pro players, two 2x Super Bowl champions, and the No. 3 all-time Giants leader in kickoff return yards.   CLASS RECAP: Headlined by linebacker Lawrence Taylor, Produced Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee, No. 56 retired, 8x First-Team All-Pro, 10x Pro Bowl, 2x Super Bowl champion; Also produced key Super Bowl XXI contributors and longtime Giants Byron Hunt and Billy Ard.
     
RD SEL # PLAYER POS SCHOOL
1 25 William Joseph DT Miami (Fla.)
2 56 Osi Umenyiora DE Troy State
3 91 Visanthe Shiancoe TE Morgan State
4 123 Rod Babers DB Texas
5 160 David Diehl G Illinois
6 199 Willie Ponder WR Southeast Missouri State
6 207 Frank Walker CB Tuskegee
6 211 David Tyree WR Syracuse
7 240 Charles Drake -- Michigan
7 249 Wayne Lucier G Colorado
7 255 Kevin Walter WR Eastern Michigan
 
RD SEL # PLAYER POS SCHOOL
1 2 Lawrence Taylor LB North Carolina
2 32 Dave Young TE Purdue
3 59 John Mistler WR Arizona State
4 85 Cliff Chatman RB Central Oklahoma
5 115 Bill Neill NT Pittsburgh
6 145 Melvin Hoover WR Arizona State
6 165 Edward O'Neal -- Tuskegee
7 168 Louis Jackson RB Cal Poly-S.L.O.
8 197 John Powers -- Michigan
8 207 Mark Reed QB Morehead State
8 221 Billy Ard G Wake Forest
9 224 Byron Hunt LB Southern Methodist
10 250 Mike Barker -- Grambling State
12 307 Mike Maher -- Western Illinois
 
NOTES:
-William Joseph: XLII, 69 GP
-Osi Umenyiora: XLII, XLVI, 2x Pro Bowl, 2x All-Pro, No. 4 all-time Giants sack leader
-David Diehl: XLII, XLVI, Pro Bowl (2009), All-Pro (2008), 153 GP, 150 GS
-Willie Ponder: Most KOR yards in a game (259), No.3 Giants all-time KOR yards
-David Tyree: Super Bowl XLII hero (“The Helmet Catch”), Pro Bowl (2005), All-Pro (2005)
  NOTES:
--Lawrence Taylor: Hall of Fame (1999), 8x First-Team All-Pro, 10x Pro Bowl, 2x Super Bowl champion
-Billy Ard: XXI, 113 GP, 106 GS
-Byron Hunt: XXI, 100 GP

 

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