Yesterday's question….the Conerly Trophy (named for Giants’ legendary QB Charlie Conerly) was established in 1996 and is awarded annually to the best college football player in the state of Mississippi. Ole Miss QB Eli Manning won it twice (in 2001 and 2003)…..what other current Giant player has won the award?
The answer: Southern Miss LB Michael Boley, who took home the award in 2004. From our friends at Wikipedia:
During his entire career Boley finished with 423 tackles, 28.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles and was a three-time First-team All-Conference USA selection. In his last season at Southern Miss he was voted as the conference's defensive most valuable player. He was also a finalist for several national defensive awards, including the Butkus Award, the Bednarik Award and the Lott Impact Trophy. He made 125 tackles as a senior and forced five fumbles, picked off two passes and recorded nine sacks.Boley was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 5th round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He signed a 5-year, $25 million free-agent deal with the Giants in 2009.
Today's question: The Giants have been the training ground for many a head coach in the NFL. Some coaches spend most or their whole careers as assistants and the Giants have had some long-term employees under their roof.