A sad morning in the NY Metro Area today as news of the deaths of two of the area’s most-like figures are sinking in. Former Giants’ All-Pro punter and radio analyst Dave Jennings died after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 61. Sopranos’ star and Park Ridge native James Gandolfini died suddenly while vacationing in Italy. He was 51.
Below are some reactions to the passing of Jennings, who punted for the Giants and Jets during his 14-year playing career. After retiring in 1987, Jennings worked as a radio analyst on both Jets and Giants broadcasts for the next 20 seasons.