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1945 New York Giants

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3-6-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1945 NFL Season Summary

Scored 179 points (17.9/g), 7th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 198 points (19.8/g), 6th.
 Differential of -19 points (-1.9/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 4.4-5.6.

Coach: Steve Owen (3-6-1)

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 35 15 0 6 rushes for -27 yards, 0 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td
FB Steve Filipowicz 24 Rook 5 53 rushes for 142 yards, 1 td, & 4 catches for 49 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 1st / 6th pick / 1943
BB Joe Sulaitis 24 2 4 10 rushes for 37 yards, 0 td, & 2 catches for 12 yards and 0 td
WB Ward Cuff 32 8 5 48 rushes for 214 yards, 0 td, & 12 catches for 172 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
LE Sam Fox 27 Rook 6 10 catches for 120 yards, 2 td
LT Frank Cope+ 30 7 8 2 fumbles recovered
LG Larry Visnic 26 2 4 New York Giants / 8th / 66th pick / 1943
C Mel Hein 36 14 10 1 fumble recovered
RG Jim Sivell 31 7 6 1 fumble recovered Brooklyn Dodgers / 10th / 83rd pick / 1938
RT Phil Ragazzo 30 7 5 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 67th pick / 1938
RE John Weiss 23 1 10 4 catches for 82 yards, 1 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Ken Strong 39 16 9 6 of 13 field goals & 23 of 23 extra points
P George Franck 27 4 0 22 punts for a 37.8 average, 0 blocked New York Giants / 1st / 6th pick / 1941
PR Howie Livingston 23 1 6 13 punt returns for a 8.2 average and 0 td
KR Ward Cuff 32 8 5 4 kick returns for a 26.2 average and 0 td New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937

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 26 e 9 4 195 6-3 Arkansas 1/21/1919 3
Verlin Adams 27 1 0 205 6-0 Charleston (WV) 7/14/1918 2 New York Giants / 31st / 291st pick / 1943
Elmer Barbour 26 bb 3 3 200 6-1 Wake Forest 2/2/1919 Rook New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1945
Hub Barker 27 4 0 193 5-10 Arkansas 11/12/1918 3
Victor Carroll 33 t 2 2 235 6-3 Nevada 11/9/1912 9
Frank Cope+ 30 LT 9 8 225 6-2 Santa Clara 11/19/1915 7
Ward Cuff 32 KR 9 5 192 6-1 Marquette 8/12/1913 8 New York Giants / 4th / 34th pick / 1937
Lou DeFilippo 29 rt 10 5 230 6-2 Fordham 8/28/1916 4 New York Giants / 6th / 47th pick / 1941
John Doolan 26 5 0 190 6-1 Georgetown (DC) 5/16/1919 Rook
Lou Eaton 30 2 0 215 6-2 California 1/11/1915 Rook
Steve Filipowicz 24 FB 10 5 200 5-8 Fordham 6/28/1921 Rook New York Giants / 1st / 6th pick / 1943
Sam Fox 27 LE 8 6 215 6-2 Ohio St. 5/4/1918 Rook
George Franck 27 P 5 0 176 6-0 Minnesota 9/23/1918 4 New York Giants / 1st / 6th pick / 1941
Bob Garner 22 1 0 238 6-0 none 8/16/1923 Rook
Carl Grate 25 g 6 2 215 6-0 Georgia 4/1/1920 Rook New York Giants / 11th / 103rd pick / 1944
Mel Hein 36 C 10 10 225 6-2 Washington St. 8/22/1909 14
Arnie Herber 35 TB 10 0 203 5-11 Wisconsin,Regis 4/2/1910 15
Junie Hovious 26 hb 6 1 180 5-8 Mississippi 10/4/1919 Rook New York Giants / 18th / 168th pick / 1942
Herb Kane 25 2 0 220 6-0 East Central (OK) 12/24/1920 1 New York Giants / 4th / 32nd pick / 1944
Tom Kearns 26 3 0 247 6-4 Miami (FL) 11/26/1919 Rook New York Giants / 8th / 68th pick / 1942
Mike Klotovich 28 wb 6 1 180 5-10 St. Mary's (CA) 8/15/1917 Rook
Frank Liebel 26 10 0 211 6-1 Norwich 11/19/1919 3
Joe Lindahl 26 2 0 197 6-1 Wayne State (NE),Kentucky 3/14/1919 Rook
Jim Little 25 3 0 200 6-1 Kentucky 10/31/1920 Rook New York Giants / 16th / 163rd pick / 1945
Howie Livingston 23 fb 10 6 183 6-1 Fullerton JC 5/15/1922 1
Frank Martin 26 3 0 177 5-10 Alabama 6/13/1919 2
Bob Morrow 27 1 0 222 6-0 Illinois Wesleyan 5/5/1918 4 Chicago Bears / 12th / 108th pick / 1941
Bill Paschal 24 fb 4 1 201 6-0 Georgia Tech 5/28/1921 2
Win Pedersen 30 4 0 223 6-3 Minnesota 6/8/1915 4 New York Giants / 8th / 70th pick / 1940
Bill Petrilas 30 hb 5 2 195 6-1 none 9/28/1915 1
Bill Piccolo 25 4 0 185 5-11 Canisius 5/1/1920 2 New York Giants / 10th / 86th pick / 1943
Jim Poole 30 e 3 1 218 6-2 Mississippi 9/9/1915 8 New York Giants / 7th / 64th pick / 1937
Marion Pugh 26 b 5 2 187 6-1 Texas A&M 9/6/1919 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 16th pick / 1941
Phil Ragazzo 30 RT 5 5 216 6-0 Case Western Reserve 6/24/1915 7 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 67th pick / 1938
Lee Shaffer 33 b 6 1 203 6-2 Kansas St. 5/9/1912 10
Ed Shedlosky 25 3 0 185 6-0 Tulsa,Fordham 8/2/1920 Rook
Jim Sivell 31 RG 9 6 205 5-9 Auburn 3/12/1914 7 Brooklyn Dodgers / 10th / 83rd pick / 1938
Hal Springer 23 e 7 2 212 6-4 Central Oklahoma 5/10/1922 Rook
Ken Strong 39 FB 9 9 206 6-0 NYU 4/21/1906 16
Joe Sulaitis 24 BB 8 4 212 6-2 none 6/20/1921 2
Army Tomaini 27 t 8 1 245 6-0 Catawba 2/5/1918 Rook
Frank Umont 28 8 0 218 5-11 none 11/21/1917 1
Larry Visnic 26 LG 8 4 190 5-11 Benedictine 4/7/1919 2 New York Giants / 8th / 66th pick / 1943
John Weiss 23 RE 10 10 198 6-3 none 2/7/1922 1
Tarzan White 30 g 5 3 217 5-9 Alabama 12/6/1915 8 New York Giants / 2nd / 14th pick / 1937
Harry Wynne 25 e 5 1 203 6-4 Arkansas 7/10/1920 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 24th / 227th pick / 1943
Team Total 27.6 10 206.3 6-0.5 3.4