Former Giants GM George Young Elected to HOF

Former New York Giants general manager George Young was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday, joining the Centennial Class.

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Young served as the General Manager from 1979-1997 and helped bring the organization two Super Bowl titles.

He also was responsible for drafting Phil Simms and Lawrence Taylor and was responsible for elevating Bill Parcells to head coach back in 1982. He was named Executive of the Year five times in his career.

He died in 2001.

Taken from the NY Daily News:

“George is certainly very deserving of being in the Hall of Fame,” co-owner John Mara said in a statement on Wednesday after Young’s induction was announced. “My only regret is that he’s not around to enjoy this. He took our organization from being in last place and not having a lot of respect around the league, to being a Super Bowl Champion.

“He made every football department in our organization more professional,” Mara continued. “He changed the reputation and level of respect that our team had for the better. He improved us in so many different ways. He certainly is a very deserving Hall of Famer. Again, I only wish he could be around to enjoy this moment. It’s long overdue. All of us here are very happy that at long last, he will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio.”