Giants RB Brandon Jacobs has announced his retirement from football.
“After 9 years in this whirlwind business they call the NFL, I am proud to announce that I am hanging up my cleats. I’ve had an amazing run and I appreciate all of the support from the fans through the good and the bad. The New York Giants are a great organization and I am proud to have been a part of it for so long. I love my coaches and my teammates and will miss them as well as the game itself but I am healing well from my surgery and I look forward to running around with my kids for years to come!”
– RB Brandon Jacobs
Brandon Jacobs career notes and highlights
Originally a 4th round (110th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2005…Contract terminated by the Giants on March 9, 2012…Signed by the San Francisco 49ers on April 9, 2012…Released by the 49ers on Dec. 31, 2012…Signed by the Giants on Sept. 10, 2013.
Jacobs has 5,087 rushing yards, the 4th-highest total in Giants history, behind Tiki Barber (10,449), Rodney Hampton (6,897) and Joe Morris (5,296). His 1,136 car- ries are the 5th-highest total in franchise history.
Jacobs’ 60 rushing touchdowns are the most in Giants history…Tiki Barber is 2nd with 55.
Jacobs rushed for 1,089 yards in 2008 after running for 1,009 yards in 2007 to become the 4th running back in Giants history to rush for 1,000 or more yards in at least 2 consecutive seasons. The others were Joe Morris (1985-86), Rodney Hampton (1991-95) and Barber (2002-2006).
In 2008, Jacobs and Derrick Ward (1,025 yards) became the 4th pair of running backs from the same team – and the 5th set of teammates – to run for at least 1,000 yards in the same season.
When Jacobs rushed for 1,009 yards in 2007 he became the 1st Giants back other than Barber to rush for more than 1,000 yards since Gary Brown in 1998 (1,063).
Has rushed for at least 100 yards 12 times in the regular season. The Giants are 10-1 in those games.
Was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for October 2007. – In 2005, he became the 1st Giants rookie to score 7 touchdowns since 1984.