Toomer joined the Giants in 1996 as a second-round draft choice from Michigan and played his entire 13-year career with the team. He played in 190 regular season games, the fourth-highest total in Giants his-tory. He also played in 11 postseason games, scoring two touchdowns in the Giants' victory over the Cowboys in a 2007 NFC Divisional Playoff Game and finishing with a team-high six receptions in the Super Bowl XLII triumph over New England. Toomer holds franchise re-cords for catches (668), receiving yards (9,497), touch-down catches (54) and 100-yard receiving games (22). He finished his career with 82 more receptions than runner-up Barber (586) and 4,063 more yards than former record-holder Gifford (5,434). Toomer caught at least one pass in a Giants-record 98 consecutive games before the streak ended in the 2005 season opener vs. Arizona. He holds the Giants' single-season record with 1,343 receiving yards in 2002. Toomer had the three highest single-season receptions totals in team history until Steve Smith shattered his former mark of 82 with 107 catches last year. Toomer also holds the Giants postseason records for receptions (44), yards (608) and touchdowns (seven). No one else in Giants play-off history has more than three postseason touchdown catches. In addition, Toomer is second in Giants history with 10,924 total yards (Barber is first with 17,359). His total includes 1,060 yards on punt returns, 257 yards on kickoff returns and 110 yards rushing.
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