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Giants news, 5/11: Kayvon Thibodeaux donated $50K to charity for Graham Gano’s No. 5

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Kayvon Thibodeaux donates to charity for Graham Gano’s jersey number

Graham Gano had some fun messing with Kayvon Thibodeaux over swapping jersey numbers, but the veteran kicker says he had been preparing to potentially give up his No. 5 for a while.

“I was like, man, I guarantee if we draft him, he’s going to want my number,” Gano said. “It was expected for sure.”

At least some good came out of it: Thibodeaux will be donating $50,000 to Puppies Behind Bars, which raises service dogs for veterans, in exchange for the jersey number. Gano will go back to the No. 9 he wore with the Carolina Panthers.

“Maybe in 10-15 years when he retires and I’m still kicking, I can get No. 5 back,” Gano joked. “There’s a whole lot of meaning in that No. 5 to him. I just wanted to be a good teammate and also be able to support others throughout the whole process.”

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