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Retired New York Giants TE Gary Shirk to Be Inducted into Morehead State Athletics Hall of Fame

June 25th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
By Dan Benton

Retired New York Giants tight end Gary Shirk is among three former All-Ohio Valley Conference student-athletes who will be inducted into the Morehead State Athletics Hall of Fame this Fall, joining men's basketball all-time leading scorer Ricky Minard and men's basketball career assist leader Marquis Sykes as the others.

"The Athletic Hall of Fame is the ultimate individual accolade our department can award," Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson said. "It's my pleasure to welcome these outstanding individuals to that list. Ricky, Marquis and Gary are three of the most decorated athletes in MSU history. We are excited to induct them into our Hall of Fame."

Shirk, a First-Team All-OVC choice in 1972, caught 96 passes for 1,236 yards and five touchdowns in his Morehead State career, twice leading the team in receptions (1970 and 1972).

Following the conclusion of his college career, Shirk played seven seasons with the New York Giants (1976-1982), hauling in 130 receptions for 1,640 yards and 11 touchdowns — most coming courtesy of another Morehead State Athletics Hall of Fame member, Phil Simms.

In addition to the Giants, Shirk also played for the Memphis Southmen of the World Football League (WFL) and Memphis Showboats of the United States Football League (USFL).

Shirk was also inducted into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.


Tags: Football, Gary Shirk, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Phil Simms

One Response to “Retired New York Giants TE Gary Shirk to Be Inducted into Morehead State Athletics Hall of Fame”

  1.  GFansince Ninteen Forty Eight says:

    Wonder how Tucker Fredrickson would have done if he had a scope instead of open flap knee surgery? I had the same surgery in 62 (was blocking the plate when some idiot bashed into me instead of sliding) knee was never the same even though the Army thought it was OK and Drafted me and served 2 tours..Dirty rotten @#$%^&*(

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