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Erik Howard

From Greg Hanlon of CapitalNewYork.com....

For much of his 13-year N.F.L. career, Erik Howard basically did the same thing on every play, and nobody noticed. As the nose tackle in the Giants? 3-4 defensive scheme, his role was as important as it was unglamorous: Play after play, he would engage the offensive linemen in front of him in a furious, split-second sumo wrestling contest. Winning this mini-contest would enable his more famous teammates to succeed on the portion of the play that was actually visible to fans.

Tags: 1990 Giants, 1990 New York Giants, Erik Howard, New York Giants, New York Giants History, NFC Championship Game, NFL, San Francisco 49ers
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