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New York Giants’ Chris Canty Named a Recipient of 33rd Annual Thurman Munson Award

January 10th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
By Dan Benton

New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty has been named as one of the recipients of the 33rd annual Thurman Munson award, which recognizes him for both his on-field contributions, as well as his charitable contributions through the Chris Canty Foundation.

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In addition to Canty, New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia, New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis, retired New York Knicks point guard Greg Anthony and Olympic gold medal winner Aly Raisman are also honorees. Yankees pitcher David Phelps will also receive the second annual “Rising Star” Award.

The six will receive their awards at a gala remembering the former Yankees captain at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on February 5th. Proceeds from the event will benefit AHRC New York City, which helps support programs for children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Former honorees include, but are not limited to, Muhammed Ali, Yogi Berra, Mariano Rivera, Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, Earl Monroe, Patrick Ewing, Harry Carson, Jim Brown, Tom Seaver and Gary Carter.

For tickets and information on the Munson Awards Dinner call 212-249-6188.


Tags: Chris Canty, Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL

8 Responses to “New York Giants’ Chris Canty Named a Recipient of 33rd Annual Thurman Munson Award”

  1.  Krow says:

    Canty is listed a ‘questionable’ for the event.

  2.  G-MenFan says:

    He spends his personal time off the field doing charitable work.

    No clothing line?

  3.  Samardzija says:

    Good to see our priced free agent acquisition getting some deserved awards..

    •  kujo says:

      Next we’ll hear that David Baas has taken a vow of non-aggression as part of some Tibetan protest movement.

  4.  rlhjr says:

    I like Canty when he’s right, but when the hell is that? I have no idea if Reese see’s him based on potential or past production. Overall since Canty has been a Giant, I think he’s only been valuable for one season. The rest of the time he’s been recovering from injury. And his impact when he’s on the field is negligible at best. That is way too much money for little return.
    Nice guy though.

    BigBlueGiant says:
    January 9, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    “I want DE Ezekial Ansah from BYU.
    Kid has JPP type of potential. A bit raw but has HUGE upside.”

    I saw this kid play against ND this year. He’s basically a tall drink of water.
    However, despite being outweighed, by 40-50 lbs, the Irish had a hard time moving him even in goal line situation. He actually plays linebacker for BYU.
    Unfortunately that means the Giants will not even give him a second thought.

    His strength and agility given his “current” wiry build indicates that he is NFL ready. I suspect he’s about 255 right now. An NFL weight room routine and diet get’s him to 270 and he is a holy terror as a DE.

    Ansah successfully walked on to the BYU track team, where he ran a 10.91 in the 100-meter dash in addition to clocking a time of 21.89 seconds in the 200 meters

    The BYU running back looks like a future pro as well. IMHO I think Kujo refered to them both as “Romney Boy’s” during the game………LMAO.

  5.  rlhjr says:

    More on the “Ansah” to some Giant defensive issues:

    “For the 2012 season Ansah resumed his role as a situation player. However, during week four noseguard Eathyn Manumaleuna hurt his knee and Ansah took his place. Over the final nine games of the season Ansah was third on the team in tackles (48), second in sacks (4.5) and first in tackles for loss (13).”

    He could make it to the end of the first round. But he fits the Giant template.
    Ansah could conceivably play anywhere (situational) along the defensive line.
    He is athletic enough to be one hell of a SAM, WIL or DE.

    •  Krow says:

      I’ll bet anything his stock rises at the Combine. He’s the right player for that. If we want him we’ll have to pull the trigger at 19.

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