New York Giants: Brad Van Pelt

Banks, Bavaro to join Giants Ring of Honor

November, 30, 2011
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The New York Giants will induct the second class of their Ring of Honor during halftime of Sunday's game against the Packers.

This year's class includes linebacker Carl Banks, tight end Mark Bavaro, linebacker Brad Van Pelt, running back Alex Webster and punter Dave Jennings.

"I'm honored and humbled and I never expected it," Banks said in a news release. "That's not why I played. I played to help my team, but I'm glad it's happening."

This group joins the original 30-member Ring of Honor class that included Wellington Mara, Bob Tisch, Frank Gifford, Mel Hein, Bill Parcells and Harry Carson.

"It's an honor," Bavaro said. "It's great company to be in. It's very fitting I’m going in with Carl Banks. He helped me become a better player by practicing against him all the time."
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The list: 50 Greatest Giants Photo Gallery  Rank 'Em: Your top 20 »

As the G-Men get ready to play the St. Louis Rams on the next edition of "Monday Night Football," ESPNNewYork.com is proud to announce its list of the 50 Greatest Giants.

Putting this list together was a tall order, considering Big Blue's long and storied history, which includes three Super Bowl wins.

There is plenty of room for debate -- in terms of who we selected, and in terms of what order we placed them in. And we welcome your feedback! Feel free to use the comment feature below.

We wanted to include a wide range, in terms of positions. And we certainly could have included at least a couple more current Giants -- in fact, two of them just missed the cut. But they've got some time left in their careers, and will likely make this list when it's all said and done.

Who are they? We'll, why don't you take a guess?

With that said, let 'er rip! Enjoy the photo gallery, and use our list ranker to assemble your very own top 20.

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