Former Giants RB Visits With NJ Youth CampersRodney Hampton was reminiscing at the New York Giants' youth football camp in Randolph this morning. The former Giants running back was watching about 50 boys, age 6 to 12, dashing around at the Indoor Sports Pavilion, and thinking about both his own 11-year-old son, Rodney Jr., and his childhood
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.