Michael Anthony Strahan (/ˈstreɪhæn/; born November 21, 1971) is a retired American football defensive end who spent his entire 15-year career with the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Strahan set a record for the most sacks in a season in 2001, and won a Super Bowl in his final season in 2007. After retiring from the NFL, Strahan became a media personality. He is currently a football analyst on Fox NFL Sunday, and also serves as co-host on the syndicated morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael (with fellow co-host Kelly Ripa). Additionally, he is currently a regular contributor on the ABC morning television show Good Morning America. He starred in and produced the short-lived Fox sitcom Brothers and appeared as host for Pros vs. Joes alongside fellow Fox football analyst Jay Glazer. On February 1, 2014, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Jesse James Palmer (born October 5, 1978) is a sports commentator and former college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons in the early 2000s. Palmer played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the New York Giants of the NFL before spending half of the 2006 season with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Palmer was cast in 2004 as the bachelor on the fifth season of the reality television series The Bachelor. He is now a college football analyst for ESPN/ABC in the United States and a football analyst for TSN in Canada.
Elisha Nelson "Eli" Manning (born January 3, 1981) is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He is the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and the younger brother of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning played college football at the University of Mississippi after attending prep school at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans. He was drafted as the first overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers and immediately traded to the New York Giants, who in return gave up a package highlighted by fourth overall selection Philip Rivers.
Francis Newton Gifford (August 16, 1930 – August 9, 2015) was an American football player and television sports commentator. After a 12-year playing career as a running back and flanker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL), he was a play-by-play announcer and commentator for 27 years on ABC's Monday Night Football.
Jeremy Charles Shockey (/ˈʃɒki/; born August 18, 1980) is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the New York Giants 14th overall in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.
John Frederick "Fred" Dryer (born July 6, 1946) is an American actor and former American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). He played 13 years in the NFL, having played in 176 games, starting in 166, and recording 104 career sacks with the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams. He is the only NFL player to score two safeties in one game.
Timothy Thomas "Tim" Hasselbeck (born April 6, 1978) is a retired American football quarterback who is currently an analyst for ESPN. He played seven seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, and Buffalo Bills. He played college football at Boston College. He is the younger brother of NFL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.
Jason Heath Sehorn (born April 15, 1971) is a former American football cornerback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants from 1994 to 2002 and St. Louis Rams in 2003. He played college football at the University of Southern California (USC)
Derrick LaRon Ward (born August 30, 1980) is a former American football running back in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New York Giants in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft and also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Houston Texans. He played college football at Fresno State University and Ottawa University.
Bob Lectress Whitfield, III (born October 18, 1971) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League.
Ositadimma "Osi" Umenyiora (born November 16, 1981) is a former British-American defensive end that played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Troy University, and he was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Umenyiora has been selected for the Pro Bowl twice, and holds the Giants franchise record for most sacks in one game. He is one of three British-born players to have won a Super Bowl, joining Scott McCready and former Giants teammate Lawrence Tynes.
Herschel Walker (born March 3, 1962) is a retired professional football player and a former college football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist. He played college football for the University of Georgia, earned consensus All-American honors three times and won the 1982 Heisman Trophy. Walker began his professional football career with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League (USFL), before joining the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). In the NFL, he also played for the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999.
Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959), nicknamed "L.T.", is a Hall of Fame former American football player. Taylor played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the New York Giants (1981–1993) in the National Football League (NFL). He is considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of football, and has been ranked as the greatest defensive player in league history by former players, coaches, media members, and news outlets such as the NFL Network, and Sporting News.
Daniel Paul Kanell (born November 21, 1973) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League, and Arena Football League. He is currently employed by ESPN as an analyst and host on the Russillo and Kanell Show on ESPN Radio. He was the host of ESPNU's late-night sports and humor show UNITE before the show was canceled in June 2013. He also appears on ESPN's new College Football Playoff Selection Show alongside David Pollack and Kirk Herbstreit.
Michael Rashard Clayton (born October 13, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU.
Roman Zubinsky Phifer (born March 5, 1968) is a former American football linebacker of the National Football League.
Jason Dewande Bell (born April 1, 1978) is a former professional American football cornerback in the National Football League, who played for the Dallas Cowboys, the Houston Texans and the New York Giants. He played college football at UCLA.
James Finn, Jr. (born December 9, 1976) is a former American football fullback. He was originally drafted by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Pennsylvania.
Francis Asbury "Fran" Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is a former NFL quarterback, television personality, and computer software executive.
Travis Tyrell Beckum (born January 24, 1987) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wisconsin.
Kurtis Eugene "Kurt" Warner (born June 22, 1971) is a former American football quarterback, a current part-time TV football analyst, and a philanthropist. He played for three National Football League teams, the St. Louis Rams, the New York Giants, and the Arizona Cardinals. He was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 1994 after playing college football at Northern Iowa. Warner went on to be considered the best undrafted NFL player of all time, following a 12-year career regarded as one of the greatest stories in NFL history.
Atiim Kiambu Hakeem-Ah "Tiki" Barber (/ˈtiːki/; born April 7, 1975) is a retired American football running back who played for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played college football for the University of Virginia. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft, and played his entire professional career for them.
Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier (born July 14, 1932) is an American actor, singer, Christian minister, and former professional American football player. He was a notable college football player for The Pennsylvania State University who earned a retrospective place in the National Collegiate Athletic Association 100th anniversary list of 100 most influential student athletes. As a professional player, Grier was a member of the New York Giants and the original Fearsome Foursome of the Los Angeles Rams. He played in the Pro Bowl twice.
Antonio Durran Pierce (born October 26, 1978) is a retired American football linebacker who played in the National Football League for nine seasons. He played college football for the University of Arizona. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent, and also played for the New York Giants. He is currently the head coach at Long Beach Polytechnic High School.
Jamal Duff (born March 11, 1972) is an American actor and former American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He played high school football at Foothill High in Tustin, CA. He played his college football at San Diego State University, then played in the National Football League for the New York Giants and Washington Redskins. He was also a key member of the ill-fated XFL's Los Angeles Xtreme that won the league's first and only title.