New York Giants Retired Jersey Numbers


Jersey #NamePositionYears with Team
1*Ray FlahertyOffensive/Defensive End1928-1929, 1931-1935
4Tuffy LeemansHalfback, Fullback1936-1943
7Mel HeinCenter, Linebacker1931-1945
11Phil SimmsQuarterback1979-1993
14**Ward CuffWingback, Fullback, Halfback, Defensive Back, Kicker1937-1945
14**Y.A. TittleQuarterback1961-1964
16Frank GiffordHalfback, Flanker1952-1960, 1962-1964
32Al BlozisOffensive/Defensive Tackle1942-1944
40***Joe MorrisonHalfback, Fullback, Wide Receiver, Tight End, Safety1959-1972
42Charlie ConerlyQuarterback1948-1961
50Ken StrongFullback, Halfback, Kicker, Punter1933-1935, 1939, 1944-1947
56Lawrence TaylorLinebacker1981-1993

* In 1935, the Giants made Ray Flaherty (No. 1) the first professional athlete to see his number retired.

** Wellington Mara said no Giants would again wear #14 after Ward Cuff retired. When Tittle was traded to the Giants in 1961, he requested and was given #14. The number is now retired in honor of both players.

*** At the press conference after the final game of the 1972 season, Joe Morrison announced he was retiring. When coach Alex Webster had his turn at the mic, he stated nobody would wear #40 for the Giants again. Wellington Mara was in the room and when he heard Webster say that he was surprised as it had never been discussed, but he decided he was OK with it.