Rookie Free Agents on Offense

Here's a closer look at the rookies on offense, part of 17 free agents signed by the Giants for mini camp.

QB Ed Collins was a three-year starter at Montclair State, compiling a record of 25-7, and was a three-time All-New Jersey Athletic Conference selection. He finished his career as the school's all-time leader in pass attempts (1,167), completions (640) and passing yards (8,408) and was second in touchdown passes with 63. In 2001, the Red Hawks were 9-2 as Collins completed 252-of-439 passes (57.4 percent) for 3,307 yards, 32 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. Born Aug. 26, 1976.

G/C Pat Crummey was named to several All-America teams after his final season at Youngstown State (AFCA, Associated Press, Sports Network, AAFF, Walter Camp). He was Youngstown's 2001 Male Athlete of the Year and a two-time first-team All-Gateway Conference choice. Crummey started 37 of his last 38 games at offensive tackle, including all 11 last year. Born Aug. 1, 1980.

OT Michael Curry was a four-year letterman and two-year starter at Hofstra. He started seven games in 2001 before suffering a broken leg against Elon. Curry received the Hofstra-Chase Manhattan Bank Hard Hat Award as Offensive Lineman of the Year. The Pride averaged 486 yards per game on offense, 160.6 yards per game rushing and 325.3 yards passing, and only allowed 11 sacks in games that he played. He played left tackle, left guard and right tackle in his career. Born May 5, 1979.

G Dwayne Pierce started 11 of LSU's 13 games last season at right guard. In 2000, he started the final 10 games of the season, including the Peach Bowl. Was Tigers' co-offensive player of the week for his performances against Auburn and Utah State. Born May 14, 1978.

OT Vincent Sandoval started 23 consecutive games at Oregon State, playing left tackle as a junior and right tackle as a senior. He was an All-Pac 10 honorable mention selection in 2001. Born April 10, 1979.

WR David Thompson led Holy Cross in receptions (46), receiving yards (603), and touchdown catches (nine) and was selected to the All-Patriot League second team last season. In 2000, he led the team with 50 catches for 594 yards and seven touchdowns. Thompson had 96 career receptions in 21 games at Holy Cross after transferring from Grambling State, where he started 10 games and caught 32 passes in 1998. Born Aug. 7, 1978.

C Terence Wagner started all 44 games in his career for Sacramento State and was a four-time All-Big Sky Conference selection. Born May 26, 1979.


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