The New York Giants are an American football team headquartered in New York City. The Giants are a member of the league’s National Football Conference East division and compete in the National Football League.
Who is the greatest New York Giant of all time?
Taylor, Lawrence (1981-93) Lawrence Taylor’s football resume is littered with honors. He was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in 1981.
That season, Taylor was named to his first of eight All-Pro and Pro Bowl appearances. In 1982, he won Defensive Player of the Year for the second time, and in 1986, he won Defensive Player of the Year for the third time, as well as the league MVP.
L.T. was a key member of two Super Bowl-winning teams, and when he retired, he was second all-time in sacks with 132.5. Taylor was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999 as a member of the 1999 class.
Taylor’s NFL reputation has been tainted by off-field troubles, but his impact on the field is unmistakable and long-lasting.
Lawrence Taylor was the first of Clarence and Iris Taylor’s three sons born in Williamsburg, Virginia. His father worked at the Newport News shipyards as a dispatcher, while his mother was a schoolteacher. Taylor, known to his family as Lonnie, was a mischievous adolescent. “He was a difficult child,” his mother claimed.