Blogged by: Shemika Harmitt, F3 NY Giants Contributor | Around the NFL
Back in February, Defensive End (DE) Justin Tuck announced that he was calling it a career after 11 seasons in the NFL. Tuck spent his first nine seasons in the league as a New York Giant, winning two Super Bowls with the team. He signed with the Oakland Raiders back in 2014, however today he has officially retired a Giant.
During the press conference, Tuck received tributes from his former teammates Eli Manning and Victor Cruz. In his speech, he reflected on his time in New York and expressed his gratitude towards former head coach Tom Coughlin, Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and the entire Giants organization.
“I think (the reason) I will remember the Giants as being special is because there really isn’t another place that has the combination of being in New York City, having the fan base that we have, getting the opportunity to work with the football minds that I’ve had the opportunity to work with from top to bottom; it is a classy organization,” Tuck stated.
Justin Tuck, is a two-time Pro-Bowl selection, has 66.5 sacks, 6th all time in Giants history and is the only player in NFL history with multiple sacks in multiple Super Bowls.
Congratulations on an exceptional career, Justin Tuck! Once a Giant, always a Giant! Never a good-bye, just a see you later!
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