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Larry Izzo
Assistant Special Team Coach

Biography

Larry Izzo, one of the best special teams players in NFL history, is in his fifth season as the Giants’ assistant special teams coach. Izzo works closely with special teams coordinator Tom Quinn.

In 2014, kicker Josh Brown enjoyed the finest season of his 12-year career. Brown made 24 of 26 field goal attempts, a 92.3 percent success rate that was the highest in Giants history for a kicker with a minimum of 14 attempts. One of his misses was a block in St. Louis.
Larry Izzo, one of the best special teams players in NFL history, is in his fifth season as the Giants’ assistant special teams coach. Izzo works closely with special teams coordinator Tom Quinn.

In 2014, kicker Josh Brown enjoyed the finest season of his 12-year career. Brown made 24 of 26 field goal attempts, a 92.3 percent success rate that was the highest in Giants history for a kicker with a minimum of 14 attempts. One of his misses was a block in St. Louis.

In his two seasons with the Giants, Brown has succeeded on 47 of 52 field goal attempts, a 90.4 percentage. That is the highest in franchise history by a kicker with at least 50 attempts.
Last season, Brown was 4-for-4 on field goal attempts of 50 or more yards. Brown’s four field goals of at least 50 yards were a Giants single-season record.

The Giants’ kickoff team allowed an average return of just 18.3 yards, which ranked second in the NFL, and their opponents’ drives following a kickoff started on average at the 20.9-yard line, which was eighth in the NFL.
 
Punter Steve Weatherford’s 38.6-yard net average was the third-highest of his career.

On Sept. 21, Damontre Moore blocked a punt by Houston’s Shane Lechler. It was Moore’s second block in as many seasons; on Nov. 10, 2013, when he blocked a punt by Oakland’s Marquette King which was scooped up and retuned 21 yards for a touchdown by Cooper Taylor.

In 2013, the Giants’ kickoff team ranked ninth in the NFL, allowing an average return of 21.8 yards.

In 2012, the special teams made significant contributions to the Giants’ winning season and finished seventh in the Dallas Morning News’ annual comprehensive ranking of the league’s special teams. The Giants led the NFL with five special teams takeaways. Their average drive start following a kickoff was at the 25.2 yard line, which led the NFL.  The Giants averaged 26.2 yards per kickoff return, which placed them seventh in the NFL.  David Wilson set a Giants record with 1,533 kickoff return yards, easily breaking the former mark of 1,291, set by Domenik Hixon in 2009. Tynes made 33 of 39 field goal attempts and all 46 of his extra point tries for 145 points, which was both the second-highest total in Giants history

In 2011, Izzo’s first season with the Giants, he won his fourth Super Bowl ring and first as a coach. He also helped develop a group of rookies who quickly became outstanding special teams players, including Mark Herzlich, Spencer Paysinger and Jacquian Williams. The Giants’ punt and kickoff coverage teams were solid all season and did not allow a touchdown in 2011.
 
In a 14-year NFL career (1996-09), Izzo played for three teams and was both a three-time Super Bowl champion with New England and a three-time Pro Bowler. He was credited with 275 special teams tackles in 200 regular season games and 23 more in 21 postseason games. Izzo never played on a team with a losing record and his teams participated in the playoffs nine times, reaching five AFC Championship Games and four Super Bowls. His teammates selected him as a special teams captain nine times, including eight with the Patriots.

Izzo began his career in 1996 as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins. He made such a rapid and positive impact that in preseason, Coach Jimmy Johnson  said only two players were guaranteed to make the team – future Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino and Izzo. In his second NFL games, he blocked a Jeff Feagles punt. As a rookie, Izzo played in all 16 games and
finished second on the team with 10 special teams tackles. He was voted the special teams alternate for the AFC Pro Bowl team and was an all-rookie selection by Pro Football Weekly.

Izzo spent the 1997 season on injured reserve after tearing an Achilles tendon in training camp. He returned the following year to play 13 games, register 21 special teams tackles and be Miami’s recipient of the team’s Ed Block Courage Award. Izzo played in all 16 games – plus his first two postseason games – in 1999, when he led the team with a career-high 33 special teams tackles. He was elected the Dolphins’ special teams captain. In 2000, his final season in Miami, Izzo earned his first Pro Bowl selection after finishing with a team-high 31 special teams tackles.

Prior to the 2001 season, Izzo joined New England. In his first season with the Patriots, Izzo was voted special teams captain for the first of eight consecutive seasons, led the unit with 22 tackles and helped New England defeat St. Louis in Super Bowl XXXVI. The following year, Izzo was voted to the Pro Bowl for the second time after leading the Patriots with 20 special teams tackles. He was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after collecting six tackles in a game vs. Kansas City.  In 2003 and 2004, Izzo led New England with 31 and then 28 special teams tackles to help the Patriots win two more Super Bowls. He was a member of the AFC Pro Bowl team in 2004, when he was also an All-Pro. Izzo missed only one game from 2000-08 and was chosen for the Patriots’ All-2000’s team.
Izzo joined the Jets prior to the 2009 season. He was credited with 18 special teams tackles before going on injured reserve with a neck injury on Dec. 10.

Izzo was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at Rice University, where he played linebacker and finished fourth in school history with 301 tackles, including a record 46 for losses. As a senior, he had 121 tackles, was a team captain, and consensus first-team All-Southwest Conference selection. In 2002, Izzo graduated from Rice with a degree in business.

At McCullough High School in Houston, Izzo played safety and running back. The Houston Chronicle named him its two-way Player of the Year as a senior after he tallied 131 tackles and two interceptions on defense and contributed 1,081 yards rushing,

In 2005, Izzo and Warrick Dunn participated in an NFL-sponsored USO tour to visit troops stationed overseas. They began their trip at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, where they helped open the Pat Tillman USO Center, then spent time with troops in Baghdad, Kuwait and Qatar.
Izzo and his wife, Mara, have a son, Boston.

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