The 25 Greatest New York Giants Players, Part 3 of 7: No, 25-No. 21

May 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After taking a look at the list of honorable mention players and reviewing the criteria for this list, let's begin the primary list of 25. Going backwards, we will begin with the 25th greatest player.
No. 25 : Bart Oates—C
Oates was the anchor of the wall of Giants that protected the QB and RB's from 1985 until 1993. He began his career in the USFL , and wasn't signed to play for the Giants until he was 27 years old. He was on the 86' and 90' Super Bowl Championship teams. He was selected to the Pro Bowl three times as a member of the Giants.

During his tenure with the team, he started 125 consecutive games. This was rare then and even more so now. After his Giants career had ended, he had a few successful seasons with the San Francisco 49ers , where he won another Super Bowl and was selected to another Pro Bowl. He never forgot his roots, though. He returned to the New York/New Jersey area after he retired.

He is currently the...

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