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Giants Now: Justin Tuck to be inducted into Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

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Justin Tuck named a member of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Justin Tuck had a legendary career with the Giants, winning two Super Bowl championships while racking up the ninth-most sacks in franchise history over his nine seasons with the team.

Tuck was inducted into the Giants Ring of Honor following his retirement in 2016, and five years later, the former defensive end is being honored by his home state of Alabama.

The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame recently announced that Tuck would be a member of its Class of 2022. This will be the 54th class to be welcomed into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, bringing the total number of inductees to 385.

As it states in the press release, "Born March 29, 1983 in Kellyton, AL. Tuck attended the University of Notre Dame where he redshirted his freshman year and played three seasons with the Irish. He set several school records despite struggling with an ACL injury in his final season. His sophomore season he set the school record with 13.5 sacks and 43 tackles for loss. He holds the school record with 24.5 career sacks. In 2005, he was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of the NFL Draft. During his career, Tuck won two Super Bowl titles (XLII, XLVI), was a two-time Pro-Bowler (2008, 2010), second-team All-Pro (2010), first-team All-Pro (2008), and was presented with the New York Giants Ring of Honor in 2016."

Tuck ranks among Giants franchise leaders in numerous defensive categories. He ranks third with 18 forced fumbles, second with 88 tackles for loss, and first with 120 quarterback hits.

Joining Tuck in the Class of 2022 are fellow former NFL players Philip Rivers and William Andrews, former NBA player Keith Askins, former MLB players Doyle Alexander, Rusty Greer, and Jake Peavy, and Alabama Crimson Tide Softball head coach Patrick Murphy.

View photos from the career of two-time Super Bowl champion defensive end Justin Tuck.

Logan Ryan named Giants nominee for Walter Payton Man of the Year

When Logan Ryan grew up in South Jersey, his father worked in law enforcement and his time was spent playing various sports with his older brother, Jordan. Like all headstrong youngsters, Ryan harbored big dreams. But they had nothing to do with wearing a badge or throwing a football.

"I don't tell a lot of people this, but when I was young, I wanted to be an inventor," Ryan said. "That's what I said when I was little. I watched a lot of Dexter's Laboratory. I wanted a white coat. I don't know if that was a scientist, but I really didn't know what an inventor was. Really, I think it was because I wanted my ideas to be heard."

Ryan is now 30 and he has yet to invent eyeglasses that include mini-televisions, a mattress with a built-in alarm clock or even a longer-lasting chewing gum.

But his goal of being heard is a big success. Ryan was a two-time Super Bowl winner with the New England Patriots and is now in his second season as a standout for the Giants. Off the field, he is involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors that aid causes as diverse as supporting pets and police officers. Ryan is relentless in his zeal to help people and animals, his hometown or anyone who needs their fortunes or spirits lifted.

His endeavors include Ryan's Monthly Rescue and Ryan's Animal Rescue Foundation (RARF); Ryan Alternative Solutions Training (RAST); a collaboration with CARE (Community Animal Rescue Effort); joining forces with the Covenant House in Newark to support homeless youth through education, employment and financial literacy; frequently donating to animal shelters; and providing Thanksgiving meals and pet supplies to residents of Camden, N.J.

That makes Ryan an easy choice as the Giants' nominee for the 2021 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Presented by Nationwide, the Man of the Year Award is named for former Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton, a Pro Football Hall of Famer who died in 1999. The award recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service activities off the field, as well as excellence on the field.

📸 Sneak Peek: Kevin Durant on The Eli Manning Show (airs Thurs. 12/9)

Check out the gallery below for a sneak peak at Eli Manning with Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant and 35 Ventures' Rich Kleiman on The Eli Manning Show.

The full episode of The Eli Manning Show with Durant and Kleiman will air this Thursday (December 9th).

Eli Manning sits down with Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant and 35 Ventures' Rich Kleiman on The Eli Manning Show.

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