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1940 New York Giants

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6-4-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1940 NFL Season Summary

Scored 131 points (11.9/g), 8th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 133 points (12.1/g), 2nd.
 Differential of -2 points (-0.2/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-5.6.

Coach: Steve Owen (6-4-1)

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

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 Eddie Miller 24 1 6 65 rushes for 206 yards, 1 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td
FB Tuffy Leemans 28 4 2 132 rushes for 474 yards, 1 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 2nd / 18th pick / 1936
BB Nello Falaschi 27 2 9 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 2 catches for 9 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1937
WB Ward Cuff 27 3 8 15 rushes for 86 yards, 1 td, & 13 catches for 220 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
LE Jim Poole* 25 3 11 10 catches for 156 yards, 3 td New York Giants / 7th / 64th pick / 1937
LT Frank Cope* 25 2 8
LG Orville Tuttle 28 3 11
C Mel Hein*+ 31 9 11
RG Johnny Dell Isola 28 6 7
RT John Mellus 23 2 8 New York Giants / 9th / 78th pick / 1938
RE Jim Lee Howell 26 3 9 14 catches for 255 yards, 2 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Ward Cuff 27 3 8 5 of 8 field goals & 9 of 9 extra points New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
P Len Barnum 28 2 3 39 punts for a 40.3 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Pirates / 2nd / 12th pick / 1936
PR Len Barnum 28 2 3 Pittsburgh Pirates / 2nd / 12th pick / 1936
KR Len Barnum 28 2 3 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 28 KR 10 3 200 6-0 West Virginia Wesleyan 9/18/1912 2 Pittsburgh Pirates / 2nd / 12th pick / 1936
Pete Cole 24 9 0 222 5-11 Trinity (TX) 5/5/1916 3
Frank Cope* 25 LT 11 8 225 6-2 Santa Clara 11/19/1915 2
Ward Cuff 27 K 8 8 192 6-1 Marquette 8/12/1913 3 New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
Johnny Dell Isola 28 RG 10 7 201 5-11 Fordham 2/12/1912 6
Jerry Dennerlein 25 t 11 3 235 6-2 St. Mary's (CA) 12/1/1915 3 New York Giants / 3rd / 24th pick / 1937
Gil Duggan 26 10 0 229 6-3 Oklahoma 12/26/1914 Rook New York Giants / 15th / 140th pick / 1939
Kay Eakin 23 hb 7 1 180 6-0 Arkansas 8/3/1917 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1940
Monk Edwards 20 9 0 213 6-3 Baylor 7/19/1920 Rook New York Giants / 18th / 170th pick / 1940
Nello Falaschi 27 BB 11 9 195 6-0 Santa Clara 3/19/1913 2 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1937
Chuck Gelatka 26 10 0 185 6-1 Mississippi St. 1/28/1914 3 New York Giants / 10th / 94th pick / 1937
Wendell Goldsmith 23 1 0 202 6-0 Emporia St. 12/15/1917 Rook
Max Harrison 19 e 8 2 208 6-1 Auburn 1/29/1921 Rook
Mel Hein*+ 31 C 11 11 225 6-2 Washington St. 8/22/1909 9
Jack Hinkle 23 3 0 195 6-0 Syracuse 10/31/1917 Rook
Jim Lee Howell 26 RE 11 9 210 6-5 Arkansas 9/27/1914 3
Jiggs Kline 27 6 0 196 6-1 Emporia St. 10/22/1913 1
Grenny Lansdell 22 hb 2 1 190 6-0 USC 7/16/1918 Rook New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1940
Tuffy Leemans 28 FB 10 2 195 6-0 Oregon,George Washington 11/12/1912 4 New York Giants / 2nd / 18th pick / 1936
Kayo Lunday 28 10 0 217 6-3 Arkansas 8/13/1912 3
Ed McGee 24 3 0 224 6-1 Temple 2/26/1916 Rook New York Giants / 12th / 110th pick / 1940
John McLaughry 23 9 0 205 6-1 Brown 4/8/1917 Rook New York Giants / 3rd / 25th pick / 1940
John Mellus 23 RT 8 8 214 6-0 Villanova 6/16/1917 2 New York Giants / 9th / 78th pick / 1938
Eddie Miller 24 TB 8 6 165 5-10 New Mexico St. 2/17/1916 1
Ken Moore 23 8 0 212 6-0 West Virginia Wesleyan 5/11/1917 Rook
Walt Nielsen 23 fb 9 5 220 6-3 Arizona 2/4/1917 Rook New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1939
Doug Oldershaw* 25 g 11 4 195 6-0 California-Santa Barbara 7/6/1915 1 New York Giants / 11th / 98th pick / 1938
Al Owen 27 5 0 194 6-0 St. Lawrence,Mercer 2/16/1913 1
Bolo Perdue 24 10 0 170 5-10 Duke,Arkansas 5/10/1916 Rook Washington Redskins / 16th / 148th pick / 1940
Jim Poole* 25 LE 11 11 218 6-2 Mississippi 9/9/1915 3 New York Giants / 7th / 64th pick / 1937
Dom Principe 23 b 6 1 205 6-0 Fordham 2/9/1917 Rook New York Giants / 9th / 80th pick / 1940
Lee Shaffer 28 wb 11 5 203 6-2 Kansas St. 5/9/1912 5
Hank Soar 26 b 11 3 205 6-2 Providence 8/17/1914 3
Carl Tomasello 23 1 0 210 6-0 Scranton 1/26/1917 Rook New York Giants / 5th / 40th pick / 1940
Orville Tuttle 28 LG 11 11 210 5-9 Phillips,Oklahoma City 9/18/1912 3
Ed Widseth 30 t 11 3 223 6-1 Minnesota-Crookston,Minnesota 1/5/1910 3 New York Giants / 1st / 4th pick / 1937
Team Total 25.1 11 205.2 6-0.8 1.8