Mel Hein

Hein joined the Giants in 1931 and played 15 seasons, a team record matched only by Simms and Strahan. He was named All-NFL eight consecutive years from 1933-40. Following a successful college career at Washing-ton State, Hein wrote to three NFL clubs offering his services. He joined the Giants after the team submitted the highest salary bid at $150 per game. Hein was a 60-minute regular for 15 years, playing in 170 games. He never missed a game in high school, college or the NFL. Hein took time out only in two games and was injured only once. He was named the league’s Most Valuable Player in 1938 after anchoring a line that helped guide the Giants to the NFL Championship with a 23-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the Polo Grounds. Hein was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s inaugural class in 1963.