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Bill Parcells Selects Former New York Giants Captain George Martin as His Hall of Fame Presenter

February 5th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
By Dan Benton

When former New York Giants head coach Bill Parcells is officially inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on August 3rd, it will be his former team captain, George Martin, who will act as his presenter.

"George was my captain along with Harry Carson and my player rep," Parcells said Monday.

Parcells acknowledged that the decision was a difficult one, naming off a series of other players he could have chosen, but he has always shared a close relationship with Martin. Accordingly, it seems only fitting that the former defensive lineman gets the call.

Shortly after the announcement was made on Saturday that Parcells had been voted in, he was asked by Steve Serby of the New York Post what his message would be for the Giants fans who hold him in such high regard after two Super Bowl championships. He answered the same way any true Giant would…

“Once a Giant, always a Giant, you know that," Parcells said.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a very deserving honor for a very deserving man. And George Martin was the right choice for a presenter.


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