Hampton was selected by the Giants in the 1990 NFL Draft and spent his entire career until 1997 with the Giants and held the franchise record for rushing yards with 6,897 until Tiki Barber passed the mark in 2004. Hampton broke the 1,000 yard mark every year between 1991 and 1995 and was a member of the XXV Super Bowl team.
Hampton scored 49 TDs for the Giants in his career, including four in a 1995 game. He played in two Pro Bowls and in 1993 he led the team to the playoffs, where he rushed for 161 yards and two TDs in a 17-10 win over Minnesota.
Weinstein describes his great affection for the Giants running back and describes his career in tremendous detail, along with painting a vivid picture of the state of the franchise in the most memorable moments of Hampton's journey.
Be sure to check out Weinstein's post on Bluenatic, which will bring back memories to those who have followed the Giants while growing up in the 90s, as well as a glimpse for some younger fans into the history of this storied franchise.