If you live in Summit, NJ, be on the lookout for a diamond-encrusted ring that has Super Bowl XLVI written on it. Giants veteran long snapper Zak DeOssie is still searching for it.
DeOssie and his wife were in a great mood on May 2 after helping to raise $65,000 for America Needs You, a charity to supports first-generation college students who come from low-income backgrounds. The night, though, wouldn't remain joyous as the team captain realized he had lost his Super Bowls XLII and XLVI rings.
The DeOssie family frantically tore apart their home, but it was to no avail.
"Nothing will ever replace the original," DeOssie told NJ.com's Ryan Dunleavy. "These rings are near and dear to my heart and it was a sad, sad realization that I haphazardly misplaced them.
"I'll be damn sure to never do that again, but to walk away from the situation empty-handed seems even more sad. I'm definitely getting a new one made, and hopefully over time I can enjoy it just as much as I did the first one."
DeOssie had no clue whether or not the rings were stolen, or he simply misplaced them. He remembered going out to his wife's car after the event and placed a wooden box holding the rings on the top of the car. Where they went after was a mystery.
That is until he received an email from a Summit resident the morning after.
"The next morning I got an email from a neighbor saying he found one of my two rings underneath the remnants of what my Super Bowl box was," DeOssie explained.
"It looked like it got wrecked or run over at some point, or just flat-out fell on the ground. I went over to his house, gave him hug and thanked him. The ring was in perfect condition."
The search for the XLVI ring is still underway, with the city of Summit sending out people to check the sewers where the resident found the ring, according to DeOssie.
The 34-year-old is hoping to hear his other ring was found, but in the meantime, he is filing to get a replacement through insurance.
"I'm hoping I get another email from a neighbor," he said, "but it's been two months at this point. Some people leave coffee on top of their cars, I unfortunately left my ring."