After 11 seasons, defensive end Justin Tuck announced this week that he will be calling it quits. The former Notre Dame standout spent nine seasons with the New York Giants and won two Super Bowls before finishing his career with the Oakland Raiders in 2014 and 2015.
Tuck, 32, was an intergral part of the Giants championship runs and was deserving of MVP honors in Super Bowl XLII, an award that ultimately went to quarterback Eli Manning for his game winning drive in the final seconds of a historic upset.
A third round pick in the 2005 NFL draft, Tuck became the only player in NFL history to record multiple sacks in multiple Super Bowls. With his storied career in the books, Tuck produced some impressive numbers tallying 66.5 sacks, 22 forced fumbles, three interceptions and one touchdown.
A two-time Pro Bowler, the talented pass-rusher will leave behind an indeliable mark on the Giants franchise and will likely be remembered as one of the most celebrated athletes in team history.