Yale graduate Kenny Hill (48) in the middle of the action for the Giants during Super Bowl XXI.
Giants’ LS Zak DeOssie (Brown) and OL Kevin Boothe (Cornell) became only the third and fourth Ivy Leaguers to earn Super Bowl rings. The second was Dallas Cowboys’ backup QB (and current head coach) Jason Garrett, who played his college ball at Princeton, and also played several seasons as a Giant.
Who was the first Ivy Leaguer to win a Super Bowl ring? (Hint: he already had one when he came to the Giants, where he would win another.)
The answer: Safety Kenny Hill, a Yale alum who earned a degree in Molecular Physics. Hill began his career with the Oakland Raiders and was a member of their Super Bowl XV and XVIII teams (the second one was after the team moved to LA, btw).
Hill was traded to the Giants in 1984 for a 7th-round draft pick and his hard-hitting play at strong safety helped the Giants to a Super Bowl season in 1986. He was released in 1989 and played one season for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Today's question: Since 2007, the Giants have had a 1,000-yard receiver every season except one: 2008, when they went 12-4.