I am David Diehl
David Diehl is a former American football offensive lineman who played his entire career with the New York Giants of the National Football League
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.”
David Diehl has become one of the top young and rising sports analysts
and personalities after an unbelievable football career with the World
Champion Football New York Giants. On the football field, Diehl was
one of the most versatile and best value draft picks in Giants
history. As a 5th round pick, he went on to win 2 Super Bowls,
selected to both the Pro Bowl and All Pro, and finished his career
with 164 games started which is the 12th most in the history of the
New York Giants and the most by an offensive lineman in history.
After retiring in 2014 playing all 11 seasons for the Giants, Diehl
was hired by The FOX Network as an On Air Color commentator,
Broadcaster and NFL on Fox Analyst for airing every Sunday on the FOX
network nationwide, in which Diehl has become the first player to go
straight from the field to the press box since Troy Aikman in 2001.
Immediately following the retirement of Diehl’s on field football
career, he was cast and became a full-time member of the New York
Giants Broadcast Team. As Diehl hosts with NYGBT he reports on air
live with the latest stats, game info from the NFL and AFL, and
contributes player and coach interviews pregame- halftime- and
postgame shows. Diehl also cohosts all of The New York Giants major,
national and international television shows and live streaming and
recorded shows for Giants.com and MSG the official network of the New
Diehl is a prominent public figure having (and continuing to) emcee
Giants and NFL events throughout the United States, in addition to
international events in Germany, Croatia and England. David is also a
key contributor and a New York City correspondent for The NFL Network
daily morning show “Good Morning Football”.
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University of Illinois
He became a second-team All-Big Ten Conference selection as a senior in 2002. Recipient of the Wright Commitment to Excellence Award, presented to the Illinois player who has dedicated himself to academic excellence despite obstacles faced during his collegiate career. Started every game at left offensive guard, registering 91 knockdowns for an offense that featured its first 1,000-yard rusher (Antoineo Harris) and 1,000-yard receiver (Brandon Lloyd) in the same season since 1984. Helped offense total 5,356 yards.
New York Giants
Diehl was drafted by the Giants in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft with the 160th overall selection. In his rookie season, Diehl started all 16 games, becoming the first Giants rookie to do so since Mark Bavaro in 1985. He was one of 14 NFL rookies to start all 16 games in 2003 and was the only rookie to start at the same position each game during the 2003 season. In 2005, Diehl played another position, starting 15 regular season games at left guard and 1 game at right tackle. That season, Tiki Barber rushed for a franchise-record 1,860 yards, and Eli Manning passed for 3,762 yards, the 5th-highest total in franchise history.
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