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Shaun O'Hara      

NFL Network Analyst & Super Bowl XLII Champion with the New York Giants

Shaun O'Hara is a former American football center who played in the National Football League for 11 seasons. He played college football for Rutgers University. He began his professional career by signing as an undrafted free agent with the Cleveland Browns, and he spent the majority of his NFL career with the New York Giants. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

While a Brown, O'Hara started 38 of 54 games, including the final 34 that he played. He signed a three-year contract with the Giants on March 7, 2004 with the intention of playing Center, which he considers his more natural position, as well as to help bolster an offensive line that was often criticized as one of the problems in the Giants' 2003 season.

O'Hara re-signed with the Giants in March 2007 keeping him off the free agent market, despite initial concerns about whether a deal was possible. The Giants' offensive line has been viewed by some as one of the keys to the team's success, which was cemented following Super Bowl XLII and in the leadup thereto, but was seen as early as 2005.

O'Hara was named a reserve in the 2008 Pro Bowl, named a starter in the 2009 Pro Bowl, and to the 2010 Pro Bowl, although he did not play due to injury.

Shaun O'Hara officially announced his retirement as a New York Giant on September 3, 2012. He is now a color analyst for NFL Network and ESPN Radio.

O'Hara was a member of the Giants' leadership council and was a team co-captain for the 2007 season. He is the Giants' team representative to the players' union and has been very outspoken about the role of the players' union and its leadership.

He was named Giants Man of the Year for his community involvement as well as United Way's Hometown Hero in 2005 and has also worked with a number of organizations to support the communities where he lives. In March 2009, he was honored by the American Ireland Fund as one of the most noted and successful Irish American figures today.

In April 2009, O'Hara, along with his wife Amy, launched the Shaun O'Hara Foundation, whose mission is to increase knowledge and education for life-threatening diseases for which there is limited funding.

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Shaun O'Hara snaps up media roles - Newsday

Shaun O'Hara has not appeared in an NFL game since 2010, but the three-time Pro.

Shaun O'Hara: Week 3 turned New York Giants 2007 season around

Former New York Giants center Shaun O'Hara says it was Week 3 of the 2007 NFL season which turned his team's season around from 0-2 to Super Bowl ...

Shaun O'Hara: Giants offensive line needs competition | Giants Wire

Former New York Giants center Shaun O'Hara believes that the lack of production from the offensive line stems from a lack of competition.

Shaun O'Hara blasts Ereck Flowers for Week 13 performance ...

Shaun O'Hara says Ereck Flowers was even worse than he thought after reviewing tape of the New York Giants' Week 13 game.

Shaun O'Hara: Jets Might Be Biggest Disappointment In NFL « Tiki ...

“I think that was supposed to parlay (into a better team),” NFL Network analyst Shaun O'Hara said on CBS Sports Radio's Tiki and Tierney. “(The Giants figured)  ...

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