MAG 15: Top 15 Minutes of Fame Athletes From the Past 15 Years

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David Tyree, wide receiver

Photograph By John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports

Rise: He helped the Giants shock the undefeated New England Patriots with the Helmet Catch in Super Bowl XLII.

Fall: He spent most of the next season on injured reserve, never played another game for the Giants and was out of the league after the 2009 season.

The latest: He co-wrote the book More Than Just the Catch and as of 2012 was working in marketing and philanthropy for a wealth-management firm.