Knights in the NFL: CB Brandon Bing

NEW YORK — Cornerback Brandon Bing went from Rutgers starting cornerback to getting measure for a ring as a member of the New York Giants practice squad within the last year. The former walk-on turned two-year starter at Rutgers spoke with about his Super Bowl journey and thoughts on the changes in Piscataway.

NEW YORK — The lone Rutgers player under contract with the New York Giants, practice squad cornerback Brandon Bing got to watch from the sidelines in a Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots last month.

Now in the offseason after his first NFL year, Bing will anxiously await his championship ring and prepare for his second professional season.

"It's coming," Bing said. "Obviously you take it a day at a time, but it's been a tremendous experience. You dream about that all of your life, going to the Super Bowl."

Bing did not play in the game, but supported the Giants from the sideline and joined in on the celebrations after the game ended.

"I dreamed of playing in it," Bing said. "But just being there and experiencing it, it's a motivation to go back."

The Giants extended Bing's contract for another season after winning the Super Bowl, so the former Rutgers walk-on corner will remain a part of the roster moving into the offseason.

Bing was one of more than 20 NFL players in New York last week to support Brian Leonard's charity event for cancer at Chelsea Piers.

Bing never played with Leonard, but said that the Rutgers camaraderie drew him to the event when he received his invitation.

"I don't see it as [a bunch of NFL guys meeting up]," Bing said. "I see it as a bunch of guys that I've grown and bonded with as a family. It's like family."

Coming to Rutgers from Eastern Pennsylvania, Bing spent four years under Schiano but got to know Kyle Flood while he was the offensive line coach. With Flood now in charge, Bing said he sees Rutgers taking a step forward.

"I don't think he'll be good, I think he'll be a great coach," Bing said. "I know him as coach to player. I got to know him personally. I talked to him a lot. I just think it's a perfect fit. I said it since day one. I've answered this question before. I think he's a perfect fit. He knows the system, he's very amiable and he'll do a tremendous job."

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