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Is Rookie WR Geremy Davis the next David Tyree?

You never know who will make one of the biggest plays in Super Bowl history, let alone in the 90 years of a franchise.

Now another sixth-rounder is trying to make his own mark, which already has similar beginnings with the Giants.  

Separated by 12 years, Geremy Davis, drafted 186th overall earlier this month, and Tyree, a fellow wide receiver taken with the 211th pick in 2003 who went on to make the "helmet catch" in Super Bowl XLII, were both coached by Paul Pasqualoni at the college level.

Now the defensive line coach for the Houston Texans, Pasqualoni was Davis' head coach at Connecticut after he led the Syracuse program for 14 seasons, part of which included Tyree's time with the Orange.

"I went up to his office and he said you remind me of a David Tyree, and it is so crazy how I ended up meeting him here with the Giants," Davis recalled during an interview with "He's been very informative, not just on special teams but on wide receiver stuff too and just being patient on certain aspects of my game and special teams part teaching me how to bend on punt blocks and how to hold up on a punt return. So, he has been very informative on helping me out with those things."

It was that work on special teams that gave Tyree, now the Giants' director of player development, a roster spot and eventually the opportunity to make the play of a lifetime.

And like Tyree, Davis isn't afraid to do the dirty jobs.

"It is one-third of the game, it is important, a lot of big plays have happened on special teams," Davis said. "A huge punt return off of someone's block, a blocked punt, those things are important, and I just want to bring my physical aspect to it with my size and speed and be able to help out anyway that I can. Whether it be just blocking for the punt returner or running down and making a tackle, those things are very important."

Photos of WR Geremy Davis

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