New York Giants Retired Jersey Numbers

Jersey #NamePositionYears with Team
1*Ray FlahertyOffensive/Defensive End1929, 1931-1935
3**Len GrantTackle1930-1937
4Tuffy LeemansHalfback, Fullback1936-1943
7Mel HeinCenter, Linebacker1931-1945
10Eli ManningQuarterback2004-2019
11Phil SimmsQuarterback1979-1993
14***Ward CuffWingback, Fullback, Halfback, Defensive Back, Kicker1937-1945
14***Y.A. TittleQuarterback1961-1964
16Frank GiffordHalfback, Flanker, Cornerback1952-1960, 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
92Michael StrahanDefensive End1993-2007

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

** The Giants retired the #3 in honor of tackle and team captain Len Grant, who was killed by a lightning strike while golfing just before training camp opened in 1938. His number was returned to service in 1966 at the request of Pete Gogolak and has remained in use.

*** 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.