The big guy from The Bronx deserves a cheer.
New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty doesn't take playing for his hometown team for granted, especially around the holidays. Through the charity organization he formed ( chriscantyfoundation.org ), Canty has taken a hands-on approach while trying to help those less fortunate. That includes sponsoring toy giveaways this month for kids in both the New York area and Charlotte, N.C., which is where he moved at age 15.
"I'm from here, so I try to use this platform that I've been blessed with," Canty told FOXSports.com after Thursday's practice. "It's cool to be able to make a difference."
Canty has proved to be a difference-maker on the field for eight NFL seasons that he describes with a laugh as being a "good ride so far." After four years with the Cowboys as a 2005 fourth-round draft choice, Canty cashed in with a six-year, $42 million contract from the Giants in free agency.