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1939 New York Giants

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9-1-1, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1939 NFL Season Summary

Scored 168 points (15.3/g), 5th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 85 points (7.7/g), 1st.
 Differential of 83 points (7.5/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.2-1.8.

Coach: Steve Owen (9-1-1)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: UW Superior (Superior, Wisconsin)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
TB Ed Danowski 28 5 9 25 rushes for 21 yards, 0 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td
FB Tuffy Leemans+ 27 3 2 128 rushes for 429 yards, 3 td, & 8 catches for 185 yards and 2 td New York Giants / 2nd / 18th pick / 1936
BB Nello Falaschi* 26 1 9 1 rush for 4 yards, 0 td, & 4 catches for 27 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1937
WB Ward Cuff* 26 2 8 23 rushes for 102 yards, 0 td, & 10 catches for 83 yards and 2 td New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
LE Jim Poole*+ 24 2 11 7 catches for 99 yards, 0 td New York Giants / 7th / 64th pick / 1937
LT Frank Cope 24 1 8
LG Johnny Dell Isola 27 5 11
C Mel Hein*+ 30 8 10
RG Orville Tuttle* 27 2 11
RT John Mellus 22 1 8 New York Giants / 9th / 78th pick / 1938
RE Will Walls 27 2 6 2 catches for 19 yards, 0 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Ward Cuff* 26 2 8 7 of 16 field goals & 6 of 6 extra points New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
P Len Barnum 27 1 2 29 punts for a 40.7 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Pirates / 2nd / 12th pick / 1936
PR Len Barnum 27 1 2 Pittsburgh Pirates / 2nd / 12th pick / 1936
KR Len Barnum 27 1 2 Pittsburgh Pirates / 2nd / 12th pick / 1936

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Len Barnum 27 KR 11 2 200 6-0 West Virginia Wesleyan 9/18/1912 1 Pittsburgh Pirates / 2nd / 12th pick / 1936
Dale Burnett 31 11 0 187 6-1 Emporia St. 1/23/1908 9
Pete Cole 23 10 0 222 5-11 Trinity (TX) 5/5/1916 2
Frank Cope 24 LT 11 8 225 6-2 Santa Clara 11/19/1915 1
Ward Cuff* 26 K 9 8 192 6-1 Marquette 8/12/1913 2 New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
Ed Danowski 28 TB 11 9 198 6-1 Fordham 9/30/1911 5
Johnny Dell Isola 27 LG 11 11 201 5-11 Fordham 2/12/1912 5
Nello Falaschi* 26 BB 11 9 195 6-0 Santa Clara 3/19/1913 1 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1937
Stan Galazin 24 3 0 211 6-3 Villanova 8/8/1915 2
Chuck Gelatka 25 10 0 185 6-1 Mississippi St. 1/28/1914 2 New York Giants / 10th / 94th pick / 1937
Mel Hein*+ 30 C 11 10 225 6-2 Washington St. 8/22/1909 8
Jim Lee Howell 25 re 7 5 210 6-5 Arkansas 9/27/1914 2
Larry Johnson 30 lb 4 1 223 6-3 Haskell Indian 3/28/1909 6
Bull Karcis 31 10 0 223 5-9 Carnegie Mellon 12/3/1908 7
Jiggs Kline 26 9 0 196 6-1 Emporia St. 10/22/1913 Rook
Tuffy Leemans+ 27 FB 10 2 195 6-0 Oregon,George Washington 11/12/1912 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 18th pick / 1936
Kayo Lunday 27 11 0 217 6-3 Arkansas 8/13/1912 2
John Mellus 22 RT 11 8 214 6-0 Villanova 6/16/1917 1 New York Giants / 9th / 78th pick / 1938
Eddie Miller 23 8 0 165 5-10 New Mexico St. 2/17/1916 Rook
Doug Oldershaw 24 10 0 195 6-0 California-Santa Barbara 7/6/1915 Rook New York Giants / 11th / 98th pick / 1938
Al Owen 26 hb 8 1 194 6-0 St. Lawrence,Mercer 2/16/1913 Rook
Ox Parry 25 t 11 3 230 6-4 Baylor 11/17/1914 2
Jim Poole*+ 24 LE 11 11 218 6-2 Mississippi 9/9/1915 2 New York Giants / 7th / 64th pick / 1937
Kink Richards 29 b 9 2 195 5-11 Simpson 12/27/1910 6
Lee Shaffer 27 b 9 2 203 6-2 Kansas St. 5/9/1912 4
Hank Soar 25 fb 11 6 205 6-2 Providence 8/17/1914 2
Ken Strong 33 fb 9 3 206 6-0 NYU 4/21/1906 10
Orville Tuttle* 27 RG 11 11 210 5-9 Phillips,Oklahoma City 9/18/1912 2
Will Walls 27 RE 10 6 214 6-4 TCU 12/8/1912 2
Tarzan White 24 6 0 217 5-9 Alabama 12/6/1915 2 New York Giants / 2nd / 14th pick / 1937
Ed Widseth 29 t 11 3 223 6-1 Minnesota-Crookston,Minnesota 1/5/1910 2 New York Giants / 1st / 4th pick / 1937
Team Total 26.5 11 206.3 6-0.8 3.0