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5 things you need to know about Zak DeOssie


Here are five things you need to know about Giants Long Snapper Zak DeOssie:

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  1. A fourth-round draft choice out of Brown University in 2007, DeOssie has played in 166 games, including 10 postseason contests, in 10 seasons with the Giants.

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2. DeOssie and Eli Manning are the only two remaining players from both the Super Bowl XLII and XLVI championship teams. DeOssie is the second-longest tenured Giants player on the roster, behind Manning.

  1. DeOssie was a Pro Bowler in 2008 and 2010.
  1. DeOssie has been elected the Giants' special teams captain by his teammates each of the last six seasons. In addition to snapping on both punts and placekicks, DeOssie has 77 career special teams tackles, including seven in the postseason.
  1. Zak's father Steve DeOssie was a linebacker and snapper with the Dallas Cowboys, Giants, Jets and New England Patriots. Steve delivered the snap for Matt Bahr's 42-yard field goal as time expired in the Giants' victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the 1990 NFC Championship Game. A week later, he started at left inside linebacker in the Giants' Super Bowl XXV victory over the Buffalo Bills. Zak delivered the snaps on Lawrence Tynes' game-winning field goals, both in overtime, in the 2007 (at Green Bay) and 2011 (at San Francisco) NFC Championship games. Steve and Zak DeOssie are the only father-son tandem to win Super Bowls with the same franchise.

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