This Day In Sports History (October 10th) — Lawrence Taylor

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It was on this day in 1994 that the New York Giants retired Lawrence Taylor’s No. 56 jersey.

Taylor player his entire 13-year career with the Giants, which spanned from 1981-1993.  Despite plenty of off-field issues, the Giants’ linebacker was still a 10-time All-Pro, 10-time Pro Bowler, three-time Defensive Player of the Year, two-time Super Bowl champion, and he was also named the AP NFL MVP in 1986.  It was only the second time in NFL history that a defensive player has earned MVP honors, and Taylor was well deserving of it, as he recorded a career-high 20.5 sacks in 16 games.

Taylor would retire following the 1993 season with a career total of 1,088 tackles, 142 sacks and nine interceptions.

Notable Birthdays

Troy Tulowitzki, MLB – Born on October 10, 1984 (age 29) in Santa Clara, California

Shane Doan, NHL – Born on October 10, 1976 (age 37) in Halkirk, Alberta

Chris Pronger, NHL – Born on October 10, 1974 (age 39) in Dryden, Ontario

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