Oct 21, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; The helmet of New York Giants defensive tackle Shaun Rogers (95) lies on the field before facing the Minnesota Vikings at MetLife Stadium. The Giants won the game 23-7. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
7 – Mark Collins – 1986-1993
In 8 years with the Giants Mark Collins intercepted 17 passes, forced 4 fumbled, and recovered 7 more. He added to those numbers with 3 1/2 sacks and 515 solo tackles. His most important contribution came in his role with the 1986 and 1990 Super Bowl Championship teams.
Collins started 21 combined games during those 2 championship runs as the Giants finished #1 (1990) and #2 (1986) in scoring defense. He was not a starter in the 86′ playoff run but he contributed all season and throughout the playoffs. He did however start all 3 playoff games in 1990, including the Super Bowl 25 victory over the offensive juggernaut Buffalo Bills. His individual stats are not eye popping but football is a team sport and his presence on the Giants went a long way.
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