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Bracket Challenge Finals! Ole Miss vs. North Carolina

2017 Bracket Challenge: Ole Miss Vs. North Carolina
 

OLE MISS

Notable: Eli Manning (2004, 1st Rd)

Eli Manning is a two time winner of the Most Valuable Player in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI. He is one of five players in NFL history to win multiple Super Bowl MVP awards (Joe Montana, Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw, Bart Starr). The first overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft owns every major passing record in Giants franchise history while ranking seventh in NFL history in completions (4,072), eighth in passing yards (48,214), and seventh in passing touchdowns (320).


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NORTH CAROLINA

Notables: LB Lawrence Taylor (1981, 1st Rd), WR Hakeem Nicks (2009, 1st Rd)

Taylor joined the Giants as the second overall selection of the 1981 NFL Draft and played his entire 13-year career for the team. When Taylor retired, he was the NFL's No. 2 all-time sacks leader in the NFL with 132.5. That total does not include the 9.5 he accumulated as a rookie in 1981 before the sack was an official NFL statistic. Taylor established an NFL record by appearing in 10 consecutive Pro Bowls from 1981-1990. He was named the NFL Rookie of the Year in 1981 and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1981, 1982, and 1986. He was a unanimous selection as the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1986, when he had a career-high 20.5 sacks, 105 tackles, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999. Nicks, the 29th overall pick in 2009, propelled the Giants to their fourth Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl XLVI. His 444 yards receiving in that playoff run are second only to Larry Fitzgerald's 546 in 2008 for the most in a single postseason.

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