Del Shofner
Del Shofner was a legendary wide receiver for the New York Giants and the Los Angeles Rams. He was the first NFL player to have over 1,000 receiving yards in more than one season, he did it three times, once with the Rams and twice with the Giants. He and Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle were one of the feared passing combinations in the NFL in the early 1960s.

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Published by The Record on Mar. 13, 2020.
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That very first Giants game I attended, in September,1958, Mr. Shofner caught a touchdown pass. that season ended in "the greatest football game ever played", the legendary "Greatest football game ever played," which ended when the then the then Baltimore Colts beat my Giants in sudden-death overtime when Allan Ameche scored his most famous touchdown, which I still agonize over. Decades later, I would have the chance to remember this experience in several conversations with Frank Gifford, as both of us were living in Greenwich, Connecticut, and our daughters played on the same soccer team. Thanks for these precious memories, Del.
Roger Pearson
March 29, 2021
my prayers to the family as a boy 8-9yrs. old from Toronto canada my first memories of nfl football Tittle to shofner Thats when my love of football began thank you so much rest in peace del
don mcneil
October 15, 2020
I went to high school 51-54 with Delbert, boy did we have a great football, and ever other team he was on.. Best looking and nicest boy in school. We were so proud to have know him and to be able to say he was from Center, Texas. My husband followed the Giants, Rams because of Delbert. He was a friend of Delber'ts and was proud to know him. My husband's name is Terrell L. Cook
Kibbie Vinyard Cook
June 28, 2020
My sympathy and prayers for the family.
Linda Bailey Gorrie
June 27, 2020
As a life long Giant fan, to me, Del Shofner was and still is the best wide receiver in Giants history. In 1961, the Giants traded for Y.A. Tittle and Del Shofner. This tandem terrorized defenses on a weekly basis as the G-men won division titles from 1961-1963. Amazing, the Rams, who drafted him as a number one pick in 1957, traded him to the Giants for a draft pick. RIP 85!
John Fenter
June 8, 2020
God, where do the years go. I was 14 years old when the Giants traded for Del Shofner in 1961. I first saw him play in an exhibition game in Yale Bowl, New Haven Connecticut. Was, and still is, the best receiver I have ever seen. Thanks for the memories.
Bill Donegan
April 28, 2020
I give thanks that Dell cared enough to send help at a very difficult time in my life.
March 30, 2020
go with god slim
ken brinks
March 27, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
March 22, 2020
Mr Shofner had a successful career in football. The family has many fantastic memories they can look back on as they grieve. I am truly sorry for your loss and offer my condolences.
March 20, 2020
To the Shofner family. During this difficult time please remember others care. Sincere condolences. Del is resting in Gods memory.
JE Sowell
March 20, 2020
My prayers and condolences are with the Del Shofner family at this trying time. May God bring you much needed comfort. Ps 35:18,19
March 19, 2020
As a little boy there was nothing more exciting then Tittle to Shofner for the long "bomb" in peace and God bless!!!!
Ray Smith
March 17, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this time, 2 Corn 1:3,4
March 16, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to the Shofner family, may God be with you at this very difficult time of your loss.
March 16, 2020
Condolences to the Shofner family. Y A and Del were a heck of a combination. RIP Del. When you see Y A, say hello for all of us down here! See you on the other side. GO GIANTS!!
Marty Marsola
March 16, 2020
Sorry to hear of the loss.
Ann Stokman
March 16, 2020
Born in 1953 I grew up and still am a GIANTS fan. In our backyard games...I was Del Shofner. He was my 1st of 2 Giant heroes. I was just thinking of him for some strange reason 2 days ago ....Rest in Peace and THANKS for the Memories & being a Great IDOL.
Tom Laskowski
March 15, 2020
To the Shofner family:
My deepest condolences on the passing of Del. I remember watching him play for the Giants as a young fan and still have his autograph from when our family went to training camp in Fairfield in 1963. May you all be comforted by the fine memories he leaves behind.
Keith Meyer, M.D.
March 15, 2020
May the God of all comfort strengthen Del's loved ones to endure now, and in the days to come. 23rd Psalms
March 15, 2020
Big Blue has been my team from childhood. We idolized Del & his mates mimicked them on our fields of play. Read of them during study halls. Proudly stood along side them waiting to perform at Cleveland stadium 1961. Condolences to the Shofner family. R.I.P. Del thanks for filling my boyhood with great exploits.
David Nivison
March 15, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the God of all comfort and in the loving support of family and friends.
March 15, 2020
Was great until the safety blitz came to be, made famous by Ram Don Burroughs. oddly enough
Vic Bulaich
March 14, 2020
I grew up a Giants fan. Still am! My nephew and I had passing plays for all of the Giant greats, ie, Gifford, Webster, Rote and Shofner. 85-1 a down and out to the corner and 85-2 a post pattern.

Miss a lot of the greats. Condolences to his family and the Giants club.
Larry Bartlett
March 14, 2020
Condolences to the family. May you treasure fun and fond memories.
March 14, 2020
A great player for the Baylor Bears
bill lively
March 14, 2020
Thank you for some great childhood memories.
John Gibbons
March 14, 2020
HAPPY , ST. PATRICK'S DAY TO YOU !!!!!!!!! BROTHER #85 PROVERBS 4:10 .......... HOSEA 3:02 .......... MATTHEW 26:12-26:71 ......... PETER 22:03:22 ........ & JOHN 2:07-2:25 ????????????????
March 14, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family may the memories and fun times shared with him be remembered for years to come. May god comfort you in this difficult time.
March 14, 2020
One of the truly great. He and YAT were a fearsome twosome. May he rest in peace.
March 14, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family. May memories comfort you and prayers strengthen you during this time.
March 14, 2020
My favorite player for years.
I wore his # for several years.
My condolences to the family.
Rex Norris
March 14, 2020
Jack SmithMD/ LTC USAR
March 14, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to the Shofner family, may God be with you as you go through this very difficult time of your loss.
March 14, 2020
God bless Del, thank you for a lifetime of wonderful memories that you provided, Rest In Peace forever
Mike Hancock
March 14, 2020
One of my idols as a kid growing up in New York. RIP # 85 - Del Shofner.
Stephen Kunz
March 13, 2020
FAREWELL , TO A FOOTBALL LEGEND BROTHER !!!!!!!!!! #85 MARK 1:08-1:11 .......... PROVERBS 4:17 .......... HOSEA 3:02 ............ & JOHN 2:07-2:25 ??????????????
March 13, 2020
Great receiver!
March 13, 2020
One of my dads favorite Giant players. Condolences to the family.
Bruce Shedden
March 13, 2020
Godspeed Del, and thank you for the memories....
Harry Simpson
March 13, 2020
A great football player, a great golfer but most importantly he excelled as a great husband, father and friend. I have and will carry many, many great memories of Slim from our days at SGCC. RIP partner.
John Ulmer
March 13, 2020
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