Tuck In The Spotlight Following Giants' Super Victory

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"Notre Dame sacking Michigan"
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Eli Manning took home MVP honors in the New York Giants' Super Bowl XLVI victory over the New England Patriots, but former Notre Dame defensive end Justin Tuck ('05) was the subject of much post-game publicity, and rightfully so.

The Kellyton, Ala. native had an impact on the game from the first defensive snap, pressuring Tom Brady in the end zone and forcing him to throw the ball away. The ensuing intentional grounding penalty resulted in a safety and gave the Giants an early 2-0 lead.

Tuck also sacked Brady twice, including an important play on the game's final possession that forced the Patriots to convert a 4th-and-16, just to keep their slim hopes alive.

Hundreds, if not thousands of fans tweeted that Tuck should earn MVP honors, and although the Giants' quarterback was ultimately awarded the recognition, the defensive end's impact on the game did not go unnoticed.

Here's a look at some of the coverage surrounding the Giants' defensive captain and former Irish standout:

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"Tucking is the new Tebowing"

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