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1942 New York Giants

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5-5-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1942 NFL Season Summary

Scored 155 points (14.1/g), 5th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 139 points (12.6/g), 4th.
 Differential of 16 points (1.5/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 6.2-4.8.

Coach: Steve Owen (5-5-1)

 Training Camp: UW Superior (Superior, Wisconsin)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
TB Tuffy Leemans 30 6 6 51 rushes for 116 yards, 3 td, & 1 catch for -10 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 2nd / 18th pick / 1936
FB Merle Hapes 23 Rook 10 95 rushes for 363 yards, 3 td, & 10 catches for 79 yards and 2 td New York Giants / 1st / 8th pick / 1942
BB Lee Shaffer 30 7 6 1 rush for 3 yards, 0 td, & 3 catches for 20 yards and 0 td
WB Ward Cuff 29 5 10 38 rushes for 189 yards, 0 td, & 16 catches for 267 yards and 2 td New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
LE Neal Adams 23 Rook 11 6 catches for 87 yards, 3 td
LT Frank Cope 27 4 11
LG Monk Edwards 22 2 10 New York Giants / 18th / 170th pick / 1940
C Mel Hein 33 11 11
RG Harry Buffington 23 Rook 8
RT Al Blozis* 23 Rook 11 New York Giants / 5th / 38th pick / 1942
RE Will Walls 30 5 10 7 catches for 192 yards, 2 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Ward Cuff 29 5 10 3 of 11 field goals & 18 of 18 extra points New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
P Leo Cantor 23 Rook 1 20 punts for a 38.1 average, 1 blocked
PR Merle Hapes 23 Rook 10 11 punt returns for a 15.5 average and 0 td New York Giants / 1st / 8th pick / 1942
KR Merle Hapes 23 Rook 10 9 kick returns for a 23.9 average and 0 td New York Giants / 1st / 8th pick / 1942

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Neal Adams 23 LE 11 11 195 6-3 Arkansas 1/21/1919 Rook
Chuck Avedisian 25 g 10 4 203 5-9 Providence 9/19/1917 Rook
Hub Barker 24 1 0 193 5-10 Arkansas 11/12/1918 Rook
Emmett Barrett 26 10 0 192 6-2 Portland 11/7/1916 Rook
Kay Bell 28 11 0 220 6-2 Washington St. 10/14/1914 5 Detroit Lions / 10th / 97th pick / 1937
Al Blozis* 23 RT 11 11 250 6-6 Georgetown (DC) 1/5/1919 Rook New York Giants / 5th / 38th pick / 1942
Harry Buffington 23 RG 9 8 206 6-0 Oklahoma St. 8/27/1919 Rook
Leo Cantor 23 P 10 1 195 6-0 UCLA 2/28/1919 Rook
John Chickerneo 25 b 4 4 205 6-1 Pittsburgh 3/13/1917 Rook New York Giants / 3rd / 25th pick / 1939
Frank Cope 27 LT 11 11 225 6-2 Santa Clara 11/19/1915 4
Ward Cuff 29 K 11 10 192 6-1 Marquette 8/12/1913 5 New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
Monk Edwards 22 LG 11 10 213 6-3 Baylor 7/19/1920 2 New York Giants / 18th / 170th pick / 1940
Harold Hall 28 1 0 210 6-2 Springfield 4/29/1914 Rook
Merle Hapes 23 FB 11 10 190 5-10 Mississippi 5/9/1919 Rook New York Giants / 1st / 8th pick / 1942
Mel Hein 33 C 11 11 225 6-2 Washington St. 8/22/1909 11
Ed Hiemstra 22 11 0 200 6-0 Sterling 3/8/1920 Rook
Jim Lee Howell 28 10 0 210 6-5 Arkansas 9/27/1914 5
Bill Hutchinson 26 2 0 180 5-9 Dartmouth 3/9/1916 Rook
Duce Keahey 25 1 0 215 6-2 George Washington 1/20/1917 Rook
Jiggs Kline 29 10 0 196 6-1 Emporia St. 10/22/1913 3
John Lascari 24 e 10 1 210 6-2 Georgetown (DC) 3/5/1918 Rook
Ed Lechner 23 4 0 200 6-1 Minnesota 12/14/1919 Rook
Tuffy Leemans 30 TB 8 6 195 6-0 Oregon,George Washington 11/12/1912 6 New York Giants / 2nd / 18th pick / 1936
Frank Liebel 23 5 0 211 6-1 Norwich 11/19/1919 Rook
Don Lieberum 24 11 0 175 6-0 Manchester 7/3/1918 Rook
Andy Marefos 25 fb 11 4 223 6-0 St. Mary's (CA) 7/16/1917 1 New York Giants / 12th / 107th pick / 1941
Al Owen 29 hb 7 1 194 6-0 St. Lawrence,Mercer 2/16/1913 3
Dom Principe 25 b 11 1 205 6-0 Fordham 2/9/1917 2 New York Giants / 9th / 80th pick / 1940
Red Seick 31 6 0 195 6-0 Manhattan 4/28/1911 Rook
Lee Shaffer 30 BB 10 6 203 6-2 Kansas St. 5/9/1912 7
Hank Soar 28 b 11 1 205 6-2 Providence 8/17/1914 5
Paul Stenn 24 11 0 242 6-2 Villanova 7/12/1918 Rook
Bob Trocolor 25 7 0 207 6-2 Long Island,Alabama 3/31/1917 Rook
Will Walls 30 RE 11 10 214 6-4 TCU 12/8/1912 5
Team Total 26.0 11 205.7 6-1.1 1.9