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1941 New York Giants

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8-3-0, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1941 NFL Season Summary

Scored 238 points (21.6/g), 3rd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 114 points (10.4/g), 1st.
 Differential of 124 points (11.3/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.4-1.6.

Coach: Steve Owen (8-3-0)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
TB Tuffy Leemans* 29 5 11 100 rushes for 332 yards, 4 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 2nd / 18th pick / 1936
FB Len Eshmont 24 Rook 5 50 rushes for 164 yards, 0 td, & 1 catch for 4 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 5th / 36th pick / 1941
BB Nello Falaschi* 28 3 11 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 1 catch for 3 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1937
WB Ward Cuff* 28 4 10 28 rushes for 157 yards, 0 td, & 19 catches for 317 yards and 2 td New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
LE Jim Poole 26 4 11 6 catches for 74 yards, 2 td New York Giants / 7th / 64th pick / 1937
LT John Mellus*+ 24 3 11 New York Giants / 9th / 78th pick / 1938
LG Monk Edwards 21 1 10 New York Giants / 18th / 170th pick / 1940
C Mel Hein* 32 10 11
RG Doug Oldershaw 26 2 6 New York Giants / 11th / 98th pick / 1938
RT Win Pedersen 26 Rook 5 New York Giants / 8th / 70th pick / 1940
RE Jim Lee Howell 27 4 11 4 catches for 62 yards, 1 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Ward Cuff* 28 4 10 5 of 13 field goals & 19 of 20 extra points New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
P Kay Eakin 24 1 1 20 punts for a 47.5 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1940
PR Tuffy Leemans* 29 5 11 14 punt returns for a 12.1 average and 0 td New York Giants / 2nd / 18th pick / 1936
KR George Franck 23 Rook 3 4 kick returns for a 30.0 average and 0 td New York Giants / 1st / 6th pick / 1941

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Tony Blazine 29 t 10 2 232 6-0 Illinois Wesleyan 1/2/1912 6
Frank Cope 26 11 0 225 6-2 Santa Clara 11/19/1915 3
Ward Cuff* 28 K 11 10 192 6-1 Marquette 8/12/1913 4 New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
Ed Danowski 30 6 0 198 6-1 Fordham 9/30/1911 7
Lou DeFilippo 25 11 0 230 6-2 Fordham 8/28/1916 Rook New York Giants / 6th / 47th pick / 1941
Vince Dennery 25 9 0 190 5-11 Fordham 11/17/1916 Rook
Kay Eakin 24 P 11 1 180 6-0 Arkansas 8/3/1917 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1940
Monk Edwards 21 LG 11 10 213 6-3 Baylor 7/19/1920 1 New York Giants / 18th / 170th pick / 1940
Len Eshmont 24 FB 9 5 179 5-11 Fordham 8/26/1917 Rook New York Giants / 5th / 36th pick / 1941
Nello Falaschi* 28 BB 11 11 195 6-0 Santa Clara 3/19/1913 3 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1937
George Franck 23 KR 11 3 176 6-0 Minnesota 9/23/1918 Rook New York Giants / 1st / 6th pick / 1941
Chet Gladchuk 24 7 0 248 6-4 Boston Col. 4/4/1917 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1941
Mel Hein* 32 C 11 11 225 6-2 Washington St. 8/22/1909 10
Dick Horne 23 2 0 214 6-2 Oregon 9/4/1918 Rook
Jim Lee Howell 27 RE 11 11 210 6-5 Arkansas 9/27/1914 4
Tuffy Leemans* 29 PR 11 11 195 6-0 Oregon,George Washington 11/12/1912 5 New York Giants / 2nd / 18th pick / 1936
Jack Lummus 26 9 0 200 6-3 Baylor 10/22/1915 Rook
Kayo Lunday 29 11 0 217 6-3 Arkansas 8/13/1912 4
Andy Marefos 24 10 0 223 6-0 St. Mary's (CA) 7/16/1917 Rook New York Giants / 12th / 107th pick / 1941
Clint McClain 23 6 0 190 5-9 SMU 6/18/1918 Rook
John Mellus*+ 24 LT 11 11 214 6-0 Villanova 6/16/1917 3 New York Giants / 9th / 78th pick / 1938
Doug Oldershaw 26 RG 10 6 195 6-0 California-Santa Barbara 7/6/1915 2 New York Giants / 11th / 98th pick / 1938
Win Pedersen 26 RT 9 5 223 6-3 Minnesota 6/8/1915 Rook New York Giants / 8th / 70th pick / 1940
Jim Poole 26 LE 11 11 218 6-2 Mississippi 9/9/1915 4 New York Giants / 7th / 64th pick / 1937
Dom Principe 24 8 0 205 6-0 Fordham 2/9/1917 1 New York Giants / 9th / 80th pick / 1940
Marion Pugh 22 5 0 187 6-1 Texas A&M 9/6/1919 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 16th pick / 1941
Frank Reagan 22 b 5 2 182 5-11 Pennsylvania 7/28/1919 Rook New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1941
Lee Shaffer 29 10 0 203 6-2 Kansas St. 5/9/1912 6
Hank Soar 27 11 0 205 6-2 Providence 8/17/1914 4
Ben Sohn 23 g 11 3 230 6-3 USC 9/16/1918 Rook New York Giants / 9th / 76th pick / 1941
Orville Tuttle 29 g 11 2 210 5-9 Phillips,Oklahoma City 9/18/1912 4
Don Vosberg 22 7 0 196 6-3 Marquette 10/3/1919 Rook New York Giants / 7th / 56th pick / 1941
Will Walls 29 11 0 214 6-4 TCU 12/8/1912 4
Howie Yeager 26 wb 10 1 173 5-11 California-Santa Barbara 2/19/1915 Rook
Len Younce 24 rg 11 5 208 6-1 Oregon St. 1/8/1917 Rook New York Giants / 8th / 67th pick / 1941
Team Total 25.7 11 205.6 6-1.1 2.2