Giants' Ahmad Bradshaw Does Autographs in Kisco

Running back known for scoring winning Super Bowl touch down looks forward to upcoming season.

Benjamin LaRaus is a big Giants fan–so big that he has a life-size poster of famous running back Ahmad Bradshaw in his room.

On Friday, the 11-year-old Bedford Hills resident got to meet Bradshaw in person at in Mount Kisco, an experience that he described as "nerve wracking."

It was also a chance for the man who made headlines for making this year's winning Super Bowl touchdown to sign LaRaus' Mount Kisco Maroons youth football jersey, one of many items that got his signature.

Dozens of folks from around northern Westchester and Putnam counties got the chance, with helmets, footballs or posters in hand.

"You made my Super Sunday super," Yorktown resident Paul Martin III told Bradshaw.

Anthony Jerussi, Mahopac, said to Bradshaw that it was "nice to beat the Patriots."

Getting Bradshaw was a coup for Photo File, which specializes in making photos that are officially licensed by each major American sports league. Photo File has been in business for 25 years, about five of which have been locally, said Peter Tortiello, who is director of licensing.

"This is the first time that we've ever had an athelete here," he said.

Bradshaw found out about the event through his agents.

"It's a great opportunity for me," he said.

Time has gone by fast since the Super Bowl; Bradshaw reports to camp soon for the pre-season. He said he's "just ready to go," and start playing football again. Bradshaw also talked about what he would like to see improvement in, with interest in boosting the offense and rushing. He praised his team's defense and said it "had our back" last year.

During his career as a Giant, Bradshaw has been around for both of its Super Bowl wins, in 2008 and this year in 2012.

"It's been a whirlwind for me," he said. Bradshaw also said that he is "blessed" to be part of the Giants.

Bradshaw is one of several connections that the Giants have to the area. Teammate and quarterback for Guiding Eyes for the Blind's annual golf event. Members of the owning Mara family

I'mTheChucker July 23, 2012 at 05:53 AM
Nobody missed the point JT. The point is his comment was idiocy, his comment was not a sociopaths comment. I know it's tough that we're employing English here in the little comment box, grab a dictionary next time, you'll find it a big help.
JT kisco July 23, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Calm down Chucky... we both agree that hound made an idiotic comment. What I was referring to is that he might be the sociopath here and that he made a stupid comment. Try to engage without raging.
I'mTheChucker July 23, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Who's raging? Try to engage and make sense, that's really all that's asked. Again, language, useful is the definition of words and their usage.
JT kisco July 23, 2012 at 09:27 PM
I see ..so it didn't make any sense to YOU. In regards to "raging" have you seen your comments? Are the nasty insulting comments neccesary to make your point across? Let's focus on the main issue here which is blatant stereotyping! Oh, one more thing.. GO GIANTS!
Michiel Van Kets August 17, 2012 at 02:26 AM
What a sight to see, those gleamy eyes and such a wide smile on the boy's face. On a sidenote, the licensing world is really taking advantage of everything isn't it? I won't be surprised if there comes a day when owning your own home requires a license.


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