New York Giants: Top 10 Linebackers Of All-Time

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Feb 4, 2015; Long Beach, CA, USA; Long Beach Poly High Jackrabbits coach Antonio Pierce (left) is interviewed by Long Beach Press-Telegram reporter Mike Guardabascio at press conference at Long Beach Poly. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

7. Antonio Pierce

Antonio Pierce wasn’t a perennial Pro Bowl or All-Pro selection with New York, nor did he really put up eye-popping statistics with the team. His value was his ability to be the signal-caller on the Giants defense, doing so most importantly in their Super Bowl XLII victory over the New England Patriots.

Pierce was undrafted by the Washington Redskins in 2001, but obviously caught the eye of Big Blue when they snatched him up in free agency following the 2004 season.

He did make one Pro Bowl with New York in 2006, while also capturing that elusive Lombardi trophy with the team as defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s shot caller. Although, a neck injury cut Pierce’s career injury short, his impact with the team in 5 years led to a couple of top 10 defensive units.

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