Who is the heart and soul of the New York Giants?
If Justin Tuck wasn’t the first name that popped into your head you aren’t a true Giants fan or don’t know anything about this team. It’s as simple as that.
Year in and year out, regardless of on the field stats, Tuck is the leader of the locker room and the go-to guy to represent the team in any fashion. Since 2005, Tuck has been racking up the numbers including tackles and sacks. And since Michael Strahan retired after the Super Bowl in 2008, no one other than Justin Tuck has provided the leadership each and every game.
Not only is he the vocal leader of the locker room for the Giants, but he is also the perfect role model for fans across the country. Whether you watch Big Blue every Sunday or see Tuck on the Subway commercials, he is surely a household name in northeast.
Tuck also is the head of his very own foundation “Justin Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy”, a non-profit that helps give books and toys to those kids in need in poverty stricken areas. This charity with his community has helped build a significant bond between the fans and Tuck, and that must not be broken at any cost.
Though Tuck hasn’t had the large impact on actual statistics like he has in prior seasons, his leadership, role model personality, community ties, and ultimate love and passion for the Giants organization must be realized when deciding who to bring back after this season.
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