Hangtime With the NFL's Iron Man, Jeff Feagles

Wes ODonnell@wesodonnellFeatured ColumnistMay 27, 2009

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 24:  Jeff Feagles #18 of the New York Giants punts during the NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on September 24, 2006 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won 42-30. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Jeff Feagles is not just a punter. He is the oldest player to ever play in a Super Bowl.  He holds the record for most consecutive games played and has more punts inside the twenty yard line than any other punter in history.

He made his NFL debut with the New England Patriots back in 1988—the season the Cardinals moved from St. Louis, Missouri to Phoenix, Arizona and the San Francisco 49ers defeated MVP Boomer Esiason's Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII.

Now, in 2009, Feagles is still dropping coffin corner punts with the best of them. Here are a few questions for the Giants' punter.

1.  You have been playing football in the NFL for 22 seasons now; how do you keep going?

2.  Not only do you punt for the Giants, but you also hold for kicks, what is that like and do you enjoy it?

3. A few of your Giants' teammates hail from the University of Miami, your alma-mater, and you played there almost two decades before any of them. How is your relationship with these former Hurricanes?

4.  You have changed numbers a few times since joining the Giants. Eli Manning paid for your family vacation to get No. 10 and Plaxico Burress paid for an outdoor kitchen to get his hands on No. 17. How did you come up with these ideas for compensation?

5.  When you broke the record for most consecutive games played, did former record holder Jim Marshall contact you?  If so, what did he have to say?

6.  What does the record mean to you as you continue to extend the streak?

7.  Super Bowl XLII marked the first and only Bowl to this date in your long career; what was that like after punting for so many years?

8.  Are there any punts that truly stand out in your mind for good or bad?

9.  You have played for five NFL teams in your career, the longest of which is currently with the Giants. Do you plan on retiring with any particular team?

10.  Lastly, where do you see yourself when your NFL career is finally over?

Thanks for your time Jeff, and good luck this season.


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