Plaxico Burress was drafted out of Michigan State by the Pittsburgh Steelers, for whom he played the first five seasons of his career. The big (6' 5") wide receiver would literally become a Giant as he joined New York beginning with the 2005 NFL season.
He had three strong regular seasons, statistically, with New York (he played in four seasons with the team between 2005 and 2008). He had his highest receiving yardage total in his first year with Big Blue, hauling in 1,214 yards. In his second season as a Giant, he came close to 1,000 yards receiving but did reach double-digits in touchdowns. And in his third year with the team, Burress caught 12 touchdown passes.
It was that third year, and in particular the Super Bowl which followed that regular season, that cemented him as one of the most remarkable Giants in history. On a late drive at the end of Super Bowl XLII, Burress caught the game-winning touchdown from Eli Manning to give the Giants the improbable victory over the heavily favored New England Patriots.