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Top Five Unsung Heroes of 2014

1. KICKER JOSH BROWN

Brown now owns the Giants records for both single season and career field goal percentage. In 2014, Brown hit 24 of 26 attempts (one of the misses was a block). His 92.3 success rate broke the former record (minimum 14 attempts) of 92.1 set in 2008 by John Carney (35 of 38).

In his two seasons with the Giants, Brown has succeeded on 47 of 52 field goal attempts, a 90.4 percentage. That is the highest in franchise history by a kicker with at least 50 attempts.

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> **[12-YEAR VET JOSH BROWN HAS CAREER YEAR](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/12-year-veteran-Josh-Brown-has-career-year/ee8ad7a5-3b5b-46c5-9a7e-2e6d718b8841)**
> **[2014 STATISTICAL WRAP-UP](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Inside-the-Numbers-2014-statistical-wrap-up/78ce9d07-4d63-4c3b-83f8-bd4ca0d0d552)**


Check out photos of Giants kicker Josh Brown from the 2014 season

 
2. DT JOHNATHAN HANKINS

Hankins emerged as a pass rusher in his second NFL season and recorded seven sacks, which were seventh-most in the league at his position.

It was also the highest total by a Giants defensive tackle since Keith Hamilton had a team-high 10 in 2000.

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> [**REWIND: 2014 SEASON**](http://www.giants.com/videos/videos/Giants-Rewind-Recapping-the-2014-season/196896e0-158d-4644-bf81-3b459470635b)


Check out photos of DT Johnathan Hankins from the 2014 season

 
3. WR PRESTON PARKER

After spending 2013 outside of football and building Tiki huts in Florida, Parker got another shot in the NFL with the Giants and played in all 16 games (seven starts) this season, finishing fourth on the team in catches (36) and receiving yards (418).

He was also the primary kick returner in 2014, averaging 24.2 yards per attempt with a long of 45 yards.

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> PRESTON PARKER SEASON STATS


Check out photos of WR Preston Parker from the 2014 season

 
4. DE ROBERT AYERS JR.

Before suffering a torn pectoral muscle that caused him to miss the last four games of his first season with the Giants, Ayers was tied with Jason Pierre-Paul for the team lead with five sacks.

Ayers played in 12 games and finished the 2014 season with 22 tackles and a forced fumble.

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> [**KNOW YOUR GIANTS: ROBERT AYERS JR.**](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Know-Your-Giants-DE-Robert-Ayers-Jr/e9d3937a-7e0a-4f84-a7a3-7e9a266a30fe)k
> [**INTERVIEW UPON JOINING THE GIANTS**](http://www.giants.com/videos/videos/Robert-Ayers-on-opportunities-with-the-Giants/1c5fe761-a20a-44e7-a3bb-9c2b8aac4bff)


Check out photos of DE Robert Ayers from the 2014 season

 
5. SAFETY NAT BERHE

A fifth-round draft choice by the Giants out of San Diego State, Berhe led the team with 11 special teams tackles as a rookie.

He also recovered a fumble on kickoff coverage in Week 16 against the St. Louis Rams.

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> [**IMPACT GAME: GIANTS VS. RAMS ROOKIE REPORT**](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/The-Rookie-Report-Giants-vs-Rams/3fcc7fe4-1c5c-40b2-b8e0-c1188af1aac3)
> [**FLASHBACK: MINI-CAMP PRESS CONFERENCE**](http://www.giants.com/videos/videos/Safety-Nat-Berhe-on-joining-the-Giants-secondary/ab552384-35e9-4fec-9508-dd7bb6e3b3cb)


Check out photos of Safety Nat Berhe from the 2014 season

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