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1938 New York Giants

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8-2-1, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1938 NFL Season Summary

Scored 194 points (17.6/g), 2nd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 79 points (7.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 115 points (10.5/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 9.8-1.2.

Coach: Steve Owen (8-2-1)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: Blue Hills Country Club (Pearl River, New York)


Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
TB Ed Danowski*+ 27 4 8 48 rushes for 215 yards, 1 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td
FB Tuffy Leemans* 26 2 3 121 rushes for 463 yards, 4 td, & 4 catches for 68 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 2nd / 18th pick / 1936
BB Lee Shaffer* 26 3 5 1 rush for 4 yards, 0 td, & 12 catches for 86 yards and 2 td
WB Ward Cuff* 25 1 11 18 rushes for 38 yards, 0 td, & 8 catches for 114 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
LE Jim Poole* 23 1 10 7 catches for 98 yards, 1 td New York Giants / 7th / 64th pick / 1937
LT Ed Widseth*+ 28 1 11 New York Giants / 1st / 4th pick / 1937
LG Kayo Lunday* 26 1 6
C Mel Hein*+ 29 7 11
RG Orville Tuttle* 26 1 8
RT Ox Parry* 24 1 7
RE Jim Lee Howell* 24 1 7 12 catches for 163 yards, 2 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Ward Cuff* 25 1 11 5 of 9 field goals & 18 of 20 extra points New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
P Charles Barnard* 23 Rook 0
PR Charles Barnard* 23 Rook 0
KR Charles Barnard* 23 Rook 0

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Charles Barnard* 23 KR 5 0 190 6-2 Central Oklahoma 3/3/1915 Rook
Len Barnum 26 b 10 3 200 6-0 West Virginia Wesleyan 9/18/1912 Rook Pittsburgh Pirates / 2nd / 12th pick / 1936
Dale Burnett* 30 11 0 187 6-1 Emporia St. 1/23/1908 8
Pete Cole* 22 g 9 1 222 5-11 Trinity (TX) 5/5/1916 1
Frank Cope* 23 9 0 225 6-2 Santa Clara 11/19/1915 Rook
Ward Cuff* 25 K 11 11 192 6-1 Marquette 8/12/1913 1 New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
Ed Danowski*+ 27 TB 11 8 198 6-1 Fordham 9/30/1911 4
Johnny Dell Isola 26 lg 11 5 201 5-11 Fordham 2/12/1912 4
Nello Falaschi* 25 bb 9 4 195 6-0 Santa Clara 3/19/1913 Rook Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1937
Stan Galazin* 23 5 0 211 6-3 Villanova 8/8/1915 1
Chuck Gelatka* 24 e 10 3 185 6-1 Mississippi St. 1/28/1914 1 New York Giants / 10th / 94th pick / 1937
Johnny Gildea* 28 b 9 2 205 6-2 St. Bonaventure 3/9/1910 3
Jack Haden* 24 t 11 4 233 6-4 Arkansas 10/2/1914 2
Ray Hanken* 27 e 10 1 190 5-11 George Washington 12/3/1911 1
Mel Hein*+ 29 C 11 11 225 6-2 Washington St. 8/22/1909 7
Jim Lee Howell* 24 RE 10 7 210 6-5 Arkansas 9/27/1914 1
Larry Johnson* 29 10 0 223 6-3 Haskell Indian 3/28/1909 5
Bull Karcis* 30 fb 8 1 223 5-9 Carnegie Mellon 12/3/1908 6
Tuffy Leemans* 26 FB 10 3 195 6-0 Oregon,George Washington 11/12/1912 2 New York Giants / 2nd / 18th pick / 1936
Kayo Lunday* 26 LG 11 6 217 6-3 Arkansas 8/13/1912 1
Tillie Manton 28 1 0 188 5-11 LSU,TCU 8/24/1910 2
John Mellus* 21 11 0 214 6-0 Villanova 6/16/1917 Rook New York Giants / 9th / 78th pick / 1938
Ox Parry* 24 RT 10 7 230 6-4 Baylor 11/17/1914 1
Jim Poole* 23 LE 11 10 218 6-2 Mississippi 9/9/1915 1 New York Giants / 7th / 64th pick / 1937
Kink Richards* 28 9 0 195 5-11 Simpson 12/27/1910 5
Lee Shaffer* 26 BB 11 5 203 6-2 Kansas St. 5/9/1912 3
Hank Soar* 24 fb 11 6 205 6-2 Providence 8/17/1914 1
Orville Tuttle* 26 RG 11 8 210 5-9 Phillips,Oklahoma City 9/18/1912 1
Will Walls 26 e 4 1 214 6-4 TCU 12/8/1912 1
Tarzan White* 23 g 10 2 217 5-9 Alabama 12/6/1915 1 New York Giants / 2nd / 14th pick / 1937
Ed Widseth*+ 28 LT 11 11 223 6-1 Minnesota-Crookston,Minnesota 1/5/1910 1 New York Giants / 1st / 4th pick / 1937
Red Wolfe* 26 fb 8 1 205 6-0 Texas 6/13/1912 Rook Pittsburgh Pirates / 3rd / 19th pick / 1938
Team Total 25.6 11 207.8 6-1.0 2.0