Giants By The Numbers: 99 Is For ...

Steve DeOssie is on the right. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Steve DeOssie.

DeOssie was a linebacker and long-snapper for our New York Giants from 1989-93 after spending the first five seasons of his career with the Dallas Cowboys. He was not a great player, but he was a solid contributor during those years. His best season was 1990, when he made 53 tackles.

DeOssie's son, Zak, is now the Giants' long-snapper. Memo to Zak: Hurry up and have sons, dude! Long-snapping seems to be an adventure for the Giants when a DeOssie isn't doing it.

Chris Canty, another free agent from Dallas, is the Giants' current No. 99. Let's hope his Giants' career turns out as well as DeOssie's did.

Kervin Wyatt, a rookie linebacker wore 99 in 1980 when he played in four games. He was the first player I could find who donned the 99.

[NOTE: This, obviously, ends our 'Giants By The Numbers' off-season series. I hope you guys enjoyed it, and learned as much from it, as I did. Some of you have requested this in book form, and I intend to deliver that at some point. Whether it takes the form of an e-book to be downloaded as a PDF or a full-fledged book via a publishing company remains to be determined, but I'm working on it.]

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