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Tom Boisture, Former Giants Personnel Director, Passes Away At 79

From the Giants:

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Tom Boisture, Director of Player Personnel for the Giants from 1980 to 2000, passed away this morning. He was 79.

The cause of death was myelofibrosis, a form of leukemia.

As Director of Player Personnel. In that position, he was in charge of the team's scouting and grading of college players. Boisture worked under general managers George Young and Ernie Accorsi. During his tenure, the Giants acquired Lawrence Taylor, Carl Banks, Mark Bavaro, Rodney Hampton, Michael Strahan and Amani Toomer among many other players who helped the Giants play in four Super Bowls, winning three.

In 1998, Boisture was named Vice President of Player Personnel. He retired following the 2000 NFL Draft.

"Tom was a great talent evaluator and was an important part of our success in the 1980's," said John Mara, the Giants President and Chief Executive Officer. "The players he drafted revitalized our franchise. He was also a wonderful person and we will miss him dearly."