Oct 03 2010; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants former player Frank Gifford is inducted to the Ring of Honor during the half time festivities against the Chicago Bears at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Alan Maglaque-US PRESSWIRE

Giants Ring of Honor: Frank Gifford

During the off-season, the staff here at GMenHq will be featuring a member of the Giants Ring of Honor on each Monday and Friday.  Today’s feature is on: Frank Gifford

Modern day NY Giants fans know Frank Gifford as the announcer, not the legendary halfback, that made his name long before he was picked number one in the 1952 NFL Draft. Gifford played with the Giants from 1952-1960, briefly retired, and then returned to the Giants in 1962 through 1964. He officially retired from the Giants in 1964 and was inducted into the Pro-Football Hall of Fame on July 30, 1977.

As a member of the Giants, Gifford dominated the first half of his career as halfback and playing on defense. In all he played 136 games

Jan 11, 1970; New Orleans, LA, USA; FILE PHOTO; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback (16) Len Dawson is interviewed by Frank Gifford after Super Bowl IV after defeating the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 at Tulane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Photo By Malcolm Emmons- US PRESSWIRE Copyright Malcolm Emmons

for the Giants, rushed for over 3600 yards and 34 touchdowns. When featured as a WR (flanker back in those days), he totaled 367 catches for 5400 yards and 43 touchdowns. He also threw for 14 touchdowns, kicked several extra points/field goals,returned punts and kicks, and intercepted two passes scoring one touchdown. To say the very least, Gifford was an all around threat for the Giants.

In 1971, Frank Gifford joined the Monday Night Football crew where he stayed until 1997. He was one of the longest tenured announcers in the history of the NFL. Frank Gifford has also covered the Olympics, ABC’s wide-world-of-sports, and various other sporting events. Simply put, Frank Gifford is a legend on and off the field!

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