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Gary Reasons

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Place of birth  Crowley, Texas
Name  Gary Reasons
Positions  Linebacker
1992  Cincinnati Bengals
Weight  106 kg
1984-1991  New York Giants
Height  1.93 m
College  Northwestern State
Role  American football player

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Date of birth  (1962-02-18) February 18, 1962 (age 53)
NFL draft  1984 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105
Education  Northwestern State University

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Gary Phillip Reasons (born February 18, 1962) is a former American football linebacker for the New York Giants of the National Football League, winning Super Bowl XXI and Super Bowl XXV as a member of the team.


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Reasons was also a part of two key plays during his career. The first came during a critical late-season December 1989 game against the Denver Broncos at snowy Mile High Stadium. On fourth-and-goal from the Giants 1-yard line, John Elway handed off to Bobby Humphrey, who went airborne trying to break the plane of the goal line. But Reasons also went airborne; his hit sent Humphrey spinning backward like a helicopter. The Giants, propelled by an incredible 57-yard touchdown on a screen pass to speedy David Meggett on third-and-31, went on to win that game and the NFC East that season before falling to the Los Angeles Rams in the infamous Flipper Anderson game at Giants Stadium.

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The second came during the playoffs of the 1990-1991 season. During the NFC Championship Game versus the San Francisco 49ers, Reasons ran for 30 yards on a fourth-quarter fake punt play, which helped the Giants win 15-13 and advance to the Super Bowl. Only a tackle by 49ers punt returner John Taylor prevented Reasons from scoring, but Matt Bahr did cap the drive with a field goal that brought the Giants to within 13-12.

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Reasons was the first player to be named three times to the Division I-AA All-America team while playing college football at Northwestern State and in 1996 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

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In 2004 and 2008, Reasons served as the head coach for the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz arena football team.

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