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David Tyree

David Tyree
David Tyree re-enacting his famous catch at the Giants' Super Bowl XLII championship celebration in New York City.
NameDavid Tyree
Width168
CaptionDavid Tyree re-enacting his famous catch at the Giants' Super Bowl XLII championship celebration in New York City.
Currentnumber85, 17
CurrentpositionplainWide receiver/ Special teamer
Birth DateJanuary 3, 1980(age 36)
Birth PlaceLivingston, New Jersey
Heightft6
Heightin0
Weight206
CollegeSyracuse
Draftyear2003
Draftround6
Draftpick211
Debutyear2003
DebutteamNew York Giants
Pastteams * New York Giants (2003 2008) * Baltimore Ravens (2009)
StatusRetired
Highlights * Pro Bowl selection (2005) * All-Pro selection (2005) * Super Bowl champion (XLII)
Statseason2009
Statlabel1Receptions
Statvalue154
Statlabel2Receiving yards
Statvalue2650
Statlabel3Receiving TDs
Statvalue34
NflTYR159366

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David Mikel Tyree (born January 3, 1980) is a retired American football wide receiver and special teams player. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Syracuse University.

Tyree has also played for the Baltimore Ravens. He earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2005 as a special teams player.

He is best known for his helmet catch on the Giants' final drive of 2008 Super Bowl XLII in the last few minutes of the fourth quarter, that was instrumental to the Giants' final-minute touchdown and a 17 14 victory over the previously undefeated New England Patriots. During the play, Eli Manning avoided being sacked and threw a deep pass over the middle of the field which Tyree caught and pinned to the top of his helmet during his jump. He managed to keep control of the ball on his way to the ground while being tackled by safety Rodney Harrison.


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