At the University of Southern California, Frank played both offense and defense and had won All-America honors as a senior.
It took only a few days for Giants coach Steve Owen to realize he had a prize as Gifford could run, pass, catch, play defensive back, and return punts and kicks.
In 1956, he was the NFL's Most Valuable Player as he paced the Giants to a league championship.
Gifford was named to the Pro Bowl at three different positions – first as a defensive back, then as an offensive halfback; and last as a flanker in 1964.
Gifford was named first- or second-team All-NFL six times.
In 1956, Gifford was the NFL's Most Valuable Player as he paced the Giants to a league championship.
The Giants won big during the Gifford years and, while the team was loaded with many great pro football names, no one played a more dynamic role, year in and year out, in bringing the Giants success than did Frank Gifford.
Gifford during his Enshrinement in 1977.
Gifford played two ways in an era of one-platoon specialists, averaging almost 50 minutes every game.
Gifford poses with his Hometown Hall of Famer plaque.
Gifford smiles during an autograph session before the 2013 Enshrinement ceremony.
Gifford supports fellow Hall of Famer and former Giants DE Michael Strahan during his HOF Ring of Excellence ceremony.