Saturday, September 15, 2007
Cubby meets former NFL New York Giants Players, one played Disc Golf before!
A pair of former New York Giants Football Players were up at Jenkinson's tonight and I got to take a photo and chat. Rodney Hampton #27 and Stephen Baker#85 are pictured with Cubby#14567 above.
Stephen Baker. He has played Disc Golf in California. He told me it is much more fun than ball golf, I could not agree more. He said he would checkout my YOUTUBE videos.
Here is some Wikipedia info on Stephen Baker:
Stephen Baker (born August 30, 1964 in San Antonio, Texas) was a former professional American football player who was selected by the New York Giants in the 3rd round of the 1987 NFL Draft. A 5'8", 160 lbs. wide receiver from Fresno State University, Baker played for the Giants his entire career from 1987-1992. Also known as Stephen Baker "The Touchdown Maker," he won a championship ring with New York in Super Bowl XXV, when they defeated the Buffalo Bills 20-19. Baker caught 2 passes for 31 yards and 1 touchdown in the game.
Baker finished his 6 NFL seasons with 141 receptions for 2,587 yards and 21 touchdowns, along with 21 rushing yards.
Rodney Hampton. Rodney asked me about Disc Golf and I explained the sport to him.
Here is some Wikipedia info on Rodney Hampton:
Rodney Craig Hampton (born April 3, 1969 in Houston, Texas) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the New York Giants in the 1st round of the 1990 NFL Draft. A 5'11", 215 lbs. running back from the University of Georgia by way of Kashmere High School in Houston, Texas, Hampton played his entire career with the Giants from 1990-1997. A two-time Pro Bowl selection in 1992 and 1993, his 6,897 career rushing yards stood as the most in Giants history until Tiki Barber surpassed that mark in the 2004 NFL season. Hampton was a member of the Giants team that won Super Bowl XXV.
After his rookie season was cut short due to injury, Hampton emerged as the team's most consistent offensive weapon over the next five seasons. He broke the 1,000 yard mark each year from 1991-1995. His style was old-school, smash-mouth football. He wouldn't break many long runs, but had a habit of wearing down defenses in the second half. Following two disappointing years in 1996 and 1997, including rumors of a possible trade to the San Francisco 49ers, he retired, although he does make appearances at many Giants' charity events.
It was nice to meet two fine gentleman and members of the NY Giants Super Bowl XXV Championship Team.
Stephen, if you read this let me know when you would like to throw some rounds of Disc Golf.