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Tyree in Bolton June 24 to accept honor for Giants

BOLTON LANDING The New York Giants, represented by receiver David Tyree, will be at the Sagamore Resort June 24 to accept an award from the New York State Broadcasters Association at its annual conference. Tyree, who made a spectacular catch when he trapped the ball against his helmet with just 1:15 remaining in the 2008 Super Bowl in February, will accept the award on the team's behalf. This 32-yard reception on third-and-5 from the Giants' 44 secured their upset victory. The Giants stunning win over the unbeaten New England Patriots in the NFL title game prompted the team to be named the broadcasters associations 2008 New Yorkers of the Year. The team will be honored during the Tony Malara Awards Dinner at 7:30 p.m. The banquet is not open to the public. There was a unanimous choice for this award the New York Giants, winners of Super Bowl XLII, said NYSBA President Joseph A. Reilly. It makes perfect sense to honor our team's amazing underdog victory. Reilly, added that Tyree is one of the most productive and consistent special teams players in the NFL and has a knack of downing punts inside the 5-yard line. Tyrees supernatural catch while being hounded by New England safety Rodney Harrison will live on in the hearts and minds of Giants fans for many years to come, Reilly said. After finishing the regular season with a disappointing 10-6 record, the 2007 New York Giants qualified for the playoffs as a wild-card team at the number five seed. They then beat the #4-seeded Tampa Bay Buccaneers (24-14), the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys (21-17), and the No. 2 Green Bay Packers (23-20, OT) to become the National Football Conference representative in Super Bowl XLII. The teams fairytale ending of their 2007 season in Glendale, Ariz. enabled the G Men to became the 9th wild card team in NFL history to reach the Super Bowl and only the 5th wild card team to win the Super Bowl.

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