- Jeff Feagles
caption=Jeff Feagles at the New York Giants Super Bowl champions parade in NYC.
currentteam=New York Giants
birthdate=birth date and age|1966|3|7
debutteam=New England Patriots
New England Patriots(1988-1989)
New York Giants(2003-present)
Pro Bowlselection (1995)
Super Bowlchampion (XLII)
* NFL records
statlabel3=Punting Yard Average
Jeffrey Allan Feagles (born
March 7, 1966in Anaheim, California) is an American footballpunter for the New York Giantsof the National Football League. He was originally signed by the New England Patriotsas an undrafted free agentin 1988. He played college footballat the University of Miami.
Feagles attended Gerard High School in Phoenix, Arizona and was a
lettermanin football, basketball, and baseball.
college footballat the University of Miami, joining the Pi Kappa AlphaFraternity during his time as an undergraduate. He won a national championship with their 1987 team.
Feagles was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame at its 40th Annual Banquet on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at Miami's
Jeff began his college football career at Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr. Feagles was not originally accepted entry into the University of Miami.
2007 marked Feagles' 20th NFL season. Prior to his affiliation with the New York Giants, he played for the
New England Patriots, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Arizona Cardinalsand the Seattle Seahawks.
He was a member of the
New York Giantsin their Super Bowl XLIIwin over the New England Patriotson February 3, 2008; it was the first Super Bowl of his 20 year career. Feagles called 'tails' at the coin toss, with the coin tossed by Ronnie Lottlanding in the Giantsfavour paving the way for a 9:59 opening drive, the longest in Super Bowl history culminating with a 32 yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes. At 41 years of age, he is the oldest player to play in the Super Bowl and win. [http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/football/349133_super29.html] ]
Prior to the start of Giants mini-camp in May, Jeff and his fellow teammates were invited by President Bush to the
White Houseto honor their victory in Super Bowl XLII.cite web|url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/04/20080430-6.html|title=President Bush Welcomes Super Bowl XLII Champion New York Giants to White House|author=Office of the Press Secretary|publisher=The White House|accessdate=2008-04-30|date=April 30, 2008]
Feagles wore number 10 during his first year with the Giants in 2003. After the Giants drafted
Eli Manning, he agreed to switch to number 17, coinciding with the number of seasons he was entering that year. In return for receiving the coveted number, Manning agreed to fund Feagles' family vacation. The next year, upon the signing of Plaxico Burressfrom free agency in 2005, Feagles again sold off his number 17, agreeing to wear 18 instead (2006 was his 18th year), in exchange for a new outdoor BBQ addition to his house [ [http://www.giants.com/news/eisen/story.asp?story_id=6149 Michael Eisen - Story - 4/1 What's In A Number? Ask Jeff Feagles! - Giants.com ] ]
November 27, 2005, Feagles broke the NFL record for consecutive games played, with 283. The record was previously held by Minnesota Vikingslineman Jim Marshall who played from 1960 to 1979. His record continues, standing at 320 at the end of the 2007 NFL season.
Through the end of the 2007 NFL season, Feagles holds the following NFL records:
* Most consecutive games played, career: 320 (streak still active)
* Most punts, career: 1,585
* Most punts inside the 20, career: 508
* Most punting yards, career: 65,793
* [http://www.patriots.com/alumni/index.cfm?ac=alumnibiosdetail&bio=11494 New England Patriots bio]
* [http://www.giants.com/team/player18.html New York Giants bio]
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