Sam Huff

Former Giants' Hall of Fame LB Sam Huff wan honored as the ?Hometown Hall of Famer? by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate Insurance on Monday, March 12 in his hometown of Farmington, WV.

Huff, who gained notoriety for his physical play on the storied Giants teams of the 1950's and early '50's, played his college ball at West Virginia and was selected by the Giants in round 3 of the 1956 draft.

Huff played in five Pro Bowl games and was a four-time ALL-NFL player. He was named Outstanding Lineman in the NFL in 1959 and helped the Giants reach the Championship game five times during his seven year tenure. Traded to the Washington Redskins in 1964, he continued to reach remarkable accomplishments during his career. Huff was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982. He has been a color commentator on Redskins' radio broadcasts for many years alongside fellow HOFer Sonny Jurgensen.

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Reaction to the death of Andy Robustelli, the former Giants' defensive end and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, who passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 85:

"He was one of the greatest players in franchise history, and one of the finest, most dignified gentlemen you could ever meet. Andy was a man's man in every respect." (John Mara, Giants co-owner)

"Andy was a great leader. When he came to us from the Rams, it turned everything around defensively. He fit perfectly into Tom Landry's defense. Tom Landry was such a leader in putting defense into pro football and Andy was one of the key components of that.?He was far and away above the other defensive ends of his era. Andy was not all that big, but he was very quick. With Andy and Tom Landry, it was almost scary the anticipation that they had of what was going to be run. He and Tom were very, very close. Whereas Tom was the overall defensive coach, Andy basically ran the defensive line along with the linebackers. He was the leader. Everyone knew that. He was the leader in the clubhouse. He was quiet, but when Andy talked, everyone listened." (Frank Gifford, former teammate)

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Ex-Giant legend and Washington Redskin color man Sam Huff has thrown down the gauntlet in front of New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees.?

Brees had recently made comments to the effect that the current players should not have to pay for the retired players' "bad business decisions" that have left many of them broke, struggling and in some cases, destitute.

Huff took umbrage when he read Brees' statement. ?From our colleague Evan Weiner at newjerseynewsroom.com....

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