Jeremy Shockey was selected with the number 14 overall pick in the 2002 NFL draft by the Giants out of the University of Miami. He quickly became a starter at tight end for Big Blue, hauling in 74 passes for 894 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie.
From a reception standpoint, that would be the most prolific year for Shockey as a member of the Giants. When healthy however, his touchdown numbers would increase by season. He was limited in his second season and matched his touchdown total from his rookie campaign, albeit in about half as many regular season games.
His third year would see him pick up six TDs, and then for the next two seasons he scored seven TDs in each.
Shockey was injured at the end of the 2007 regular season suffering a season-ending fractured leg, unfortunately, after which the Giants went on their Cinderella run through the playoffs to defeat the favored New England Patriots for the Super Bowl Championship.
Prior to the start of the 2008 regular season, the Giants traded Shockey to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for two draft picks in the 2009 NFL draft. The following season, 2009, saw Shockey contribute significantly to the Saints en route to their first Super Bowl Championship.
Nonetheless, in large part due to his physical, attacking play on offense, Shockey was a fan favorite of many Giants fans. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, and as a rookie was a first team All-Pro selection with the Giants.