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Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 69-60

By Daniel Friedman
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As part of our weekly rankings of the best local athletes in history by uniform/jersey number, we unveil 69-60.

MORE: 99-90, 89-80, 79-70

69. Rich Seubert, Giants

Rich Seubert
Rich Seubert (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

He helped the Giants win a Super Bowl in 2007,  and played for the team his entire career.

Runner-up: Jason Fabini, Jets

68. Kevin Mawae, Jets

Kevin Mawae
Kevin Mawae (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

It's hard to turn down Jaromir Jagr, who was phenomenal as a Ranger and is still turning heads in New Jersey, but Mawae was a Pro Bowler in six of his eight years with the Jets. He was a phenomenal center.

Runner-up: Jaromir Jagr, Rangers/Devils

67. Dave Herman, Jets

He won a Super Bowl with the Jets in 1968 and went to two Pro Bowls.

Runner-up: Kareem McKenzie, Giants/Jets

66. David Diehl, Giants

David Diehl
David Diehl (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Another close call, but Diehl gets the nod for the role he played on two Super Bowl-winning teams.

Runner-up: Jack Stroud, Giants

65. Bart Oates, Giants

Bart Oates
Bart Oates (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

He helped the Giants win Super Bowls in 1986 and 1990, and had three Pro Bowl years for Big Blue.

Runner-up: Joe Fields, Jets

64. Jim Burt, Giants

Jim Burt
Jim Burt (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

The nose tackle won a Super Bowl and went to the Pro Bowl in 1986.

Runner-up: John Mendenhall, Giants

63. Karl Nelson, Giants

Speaking of the '86 championship team, Nelson was a major part of the Giants' offensive line that season.

Runner-up: Dewayne Robertson. Jets

62. Darrell Dess, Giants

The guard was a Pro Bowler in back-to-back seasons (1962, 1963).

Runner-up: Al Atkinson, Jets

61. Rick Nash, Rangers

Rick Nash
Rick Nash (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

There's not much to choose from here, though if Nash played anything like he did in Columbus he'd easily be the favorite. His performance as a Ranger aside, Nash has accomplished more in his career than anyone else to wear No. 61 in this town.

Runner-up: Chris Godfrey, Giants

60. Larry Grantham, Jets

It's close, but Grantham gets the nod because of his five Pro Bowl appearances. He also helped the Jets win a Super Bowl in 1968.

Runner-up: Shaun O'Hara, Giants

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