Tynes' toughness is a family trait

Kicker who sent Giants to Super Bowl learned from his dad, a Desert Storm veteran

Updated: January 12, 2012, 12:05 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In the context of human frailty, none of what Lawrence Tynes did that night at Lambeau Field made any sense. He should have been shivering somewhere by a fire, praying that Tom Coughlin would never again call his number, doing something, anything at the NFC title game but exactly what he did:

Throw off his jacket and charge onto the frozen field before Coughlin could go for it on fourth down.

Back in Milton, Fla., four years ago, watching overtime ...

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