Strong played for the Giants from 1933-35, in 1939 and from 1944-47. He excelled in every phase of the game - blocking, running, passing, punting, placekicking and defense. At the time of his retirement, Strong was the Giants' career scoring leader with 324 points on 13 touchdowns, 35 field goals and 141 extra points. He scored 17 points to pace the Giants to the 1934 championship game over the Chicago Bears in the famous "Sneakers Game." Strong scored a league-high 64 points in 1933 and was All-NFL in 1934. He began his career with the Staten Island Stapletons in 1932. After four seasons, he joined the Giants. In 1936, he began a two-year stint in the rival AFL. Strong served as a placekicking specialist only when he returned to the Giants from 1944 until 1947. He scored 479 points in his career. Strong was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967.
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