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1944 New York Giants

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8-1-1, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1944 NFL Season Summary

Scored 206 points (20.6/g), 5th of 11 in the NFL. Allowed 75 points (7.5/g), 1st.
 Differential of 131 points (13.1/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.2-0.8.

Coach: Steve Owen (8-1-1)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: Bear Mountain Inn (Bear Mountain, 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 Arnie Herber 34 14 3 7 rushes for -58 yards, 0 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td
FB Bill Paschal+ 23 1 6 196 rushes for 737 yards, 9 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td
BB Len Calligaro 23 Rook 6 3 rushes for 4 yards, 1 td, & 2 catches for 11 yards and 0 td
WB Ward Cuff 31 7 9 76 rushes for 425 yards, 0 td, & 11 catches for 135 yards and 2 td New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
LE Neal Adams 25 2 10 14 catches for 342 yards, 1 td
LT Frank Cope 29 6 10
LG Len Younce+ 27 3 10 New York Giants / 8th / 67th pick / 1941
C Mel Hein 35 13 8
RG Jim Sivell 30 6 5 Brooklyn Dodgers / 10th / 83rd pick / 1938
RT Victor Carroll 32 8 9
RE Frank Liebel 25 2 10 13 catches for 292 yards, 5 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Ken Strong 38 15 6 6 of 12 field goals & 23 of 24 extra points
P Len Younce+ 27 3 10 48 punts for a 40.4 average, 0 blocked New York Giants / 8th / 67th pick / 1941
PR Ward Cuff 31 7 9 11 punt returns for a 10.5 average and 0 td New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
KR Bill Paschal+ 23 1 6 9 kick returns for a 28.9 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Neal Adams 25 LE 10 10 195 6-3 Arkansas 1/21/1919 2
Verlin Adams 26 7 0 205 6-0 Charleston (WV) 7/14/1918 1 New York Giants / 31st / 291st pick / 1943
Chuck Avedisian 27 rg 10 5 203 5-9 Providence 9/19/1917 2
Hub Barker 26 b 9 2 193 5-10 Arkansas 11/12/1918 2
Keith Beebe 23 5 0 180 5-9 Occidental 3/16/1921 Rook New York Giants / 24th / 226th pick / 1943
Al Blozis 25 t 2 2 250 6-6 Georgetown (DC) 1/5/1919 2 New York Giants / 5th / 38th pick / 1942
Len Calligaro 23 BB 10 6 190 5-11 Wisconsin 6/4/1921 Rook
Roland Caranci 23 2 0 214 6-2 Colorado 3/4/1921 Rook
Victor Carroll 32 RT 10 9 235 6-3 Nevada 11/9/1912 8
Roy Clay 24 1 0 185 6-0 Colorado St. 1/10/1920 Rook New York Giants / 8th / 70th pick / 1944
Frank Cope 29 LT 10 10 225 6-2 Santa Clara 11/19/1915 6
Ward Cuff 31 PR 10 9 192 6-1 Marquette 8/12/1913 7 New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
Frank Damiani 22 4 0 225 6-1 Manhattan 7/27/1922 Rook
Mel Hein 35 C 10 8 225 6-2 Washington St. 8/22/1909 13
Arnie Herber 34 TB 10 3 203 5-11 Wisconsin,Regis 4/2/1910 14
Herb Kane 24 6 0 220 6-0 East Central (OK) 12/24/1920 Rook New York Giants / 4th / 32nd pick / 1944
Carl Kinscherf 25 7 0 188 6-1 Colgate 10/20/1919 1
Frank Liebel 25 RE 10 10 211 6-1 Norwich 11/19/1919 2
Howie Livingston 22 fb 10 3 183 6-1 Fullerton JC 5/15/1922 Rook
Bill Paschal+ 23 FB 10 6 201 6-0 Georgia Tech 5/28/1921 1
Bill Petrilas 29 hb 9 1 195 6-1 none 9/28/1915 Rook
Bill Piccolo 24 c 4 2 185 5-11 Canisius 5/1/1920 1 New York Giants / 10th / 86th pick / 1943
Jim Sivell 30 RG 5 5 205 5-9 Auburn 3/12/1914 6 Brooklyn Dodgers / 10th / 83rd pick / 1938
Hank Soar 30 b 3 1 205 6-2 Providence 8/17/1914 7
Ken Strong 38 fb 10 6 206 6-0 NYU 4/21/1906 15
Joe Sulaitis 23 b 6 2 212 6-2 none 6/20/1921 1
Frank Umont 27 8 0 218 5-11 none 11/21/1917 Rook
Larry Visnic 25 7 0 190 5-11 Benedictine 4/7/1919 1 New York Giants / 8th / 66th pick / 1943
John Weiss 22 10 0 198 6-3 none 2/7/1922 Rook
Len Younce+ 27 LG 10 10 208 6-1 Oregon St. 1/8/1917 3 New York Giants / 8th / 67th pick / 1941
Team Total 26.6 10 204.8 6-0.5 3.2