Jeff Feagles


Jeff Feagles

Infobox NFLactive
name=Jeff Feagles


caption=Jeff Feagles at the New York Giants Super Bowl champions parade in NYC.
currentteam=New York Giants
currentnumber=18
currentpositionplain=Punter
birthdate=birth date and age|1966|3|7
birthplace=Anaheim, California
heightft=6
heightin=1
weight=215
debutyear=1988
debutteam=New England Patriots
college=Miami (Fla.)
undraftedyear=1988
pastteams=
* New England Patriots (1988-1989)
* Philadelphia Eagles (1990-1993)
* Arizona Cardinals (1994-1997)
* Seattle Seahawks (1998-2002)
* New York Giants (2003-present)
status=Active
highlights=
* Pro Bowl selection (1995)
* Super Bowl champion (XLII)
* NFL records
statweek=3
statseason=2008
statlabel1=Punts
statvalue1=1,596
statlabel2=Punt Yards
statvalue2=66,254
statlabel3=Punting Yard Average
statvalue3=41.5
nfl=FEA207645

Jeffrey Allan Feagles (born March 7, 1966 in Anaheim, California) is an American football punter for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 1988. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Feagles is known for utilizing the "coffin corner" punt. He earned a Pro Bowl selection in 1995 and won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII.

Early years

Feagles attended Gerard High School in Phoenix, Arizona and was a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball.

College career

Feagles played college football at the University of Miami, joining the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity 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 Jungle Island.

Jeff began his college football career at Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr. Feagles was not originally accepted entry into the University of Miami.

Professional career

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 Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks.

He was a member of the New York Giants in their Super Bowl XLII win over the New England Patriots on 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 Lott landing in the Giants favour 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 House to 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]

Jersey number

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 Burress from 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 ] ]

Records

On November 27, 2005, Feagles broke the NFL record for consecutive games played, with 283. The record was previously held by Minnesota Vikings lineman 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

References

External links

* [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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