On November 27, 2005, New York Giants punter Jeff Feagles entered the game against the Seattle Seahawks and unleashed a 39-yard punt with 7:39 remaining the first quarter.
With that play, Feagles established a new National Football League record by playing in his 283rd consecutive game. The shoe he wore that day was donated to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and placed on display in the Pro Football Today exhibition area.
Feagles, who has not missed a game in his 18-year career, began his streak in 1988 while a rookie with the New England Patriots. He has also played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, and Seattle Seahawks.
The Minnesota Vikings’ Jim Marshall had owned the record since he retired after the 1979 season having played in 282 consecutive games.
Photo: Two Hall of Fame officials were at Giants Stadium on Sunday. A ceremony was held in which the Hall presented the Giants with a plaque commemorating the induction of Benny Friedman who was enshrined posthumously into the Hall of Fame this past August.
Feagles took time out from his pre-game warm-up to personally present his shoe from his new record to the Hall.
Standing with Feagles is the Hall’s Chairman of the Board John Muhlbach, Jr. (left), and Dave Motts, Vice President-Marketing/Operations (right).
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