Da Boot Sports
By: Terrill J. Weil
BATON ROUGE, LA - Former LSU and New York Giants defensive end Leonard Marshall was inducted into the 'Giants Ring of Honor' this past Monday night, Sept. 26 in MetLife Stadium during halftime of the Giants vs. Cowboys MNF contest.
He joined six other Giant greats, Joe Morris, Rodney Hampton, Ottis Anderson, Kyle Rote, Jimmy Patton and athletic trainer Ronnie Barnes, as each were presented with their ring of honor jackets as their names were unveiled in the honorary ring around the stadium.
Marshall, a native of Franklin, Louisiana played football at LSU from 1979 to 1982. He finished his career with 180 tackles and five sacks. During his senior season he was a huge part of one of the greatest defenses ever assembled at LSU, finishing with 53 tackles and four sacks and went on to be named the team's most valuable defensive player.
He graduated from LSU with a degree in Business Administration and was later inducted into the LSU Hall of Fame in 2008.
The New York Giants drafted Marshall in the second round of the 1983 NFL Draft. He would go on to be a part of two Super Bowl Championship teams, as the Giants won Super Bowl XXI and XXV.
Marshall played for the Giants from 1983-1992 before finishing his career with the New York Jets (1993) then the Washington Redskins (1994).
He played in 177 NFL games totaling 714 tackles and 83.5 sacks, as well as being voted to the Pro Bowl in 1985 & 1986. He has the third most sacks in Giants history, only behind Michael Strahan and Lawrence Taylor.
Three years ago Leonard was nice enough to take time out of his busy schedule to do a Q & A with me for Da Boot Sports. Since then we have become friends, keeping in touch regularly.
I'm so excited for him, as this honor has been long overdue. What a great football career!
Please enjoy looking at the photos from the big day provided to me by Leonard Marshall himself.
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