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1947 New York Giants

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2-8-2, NFL East Division  · 1947 NFL Season Summary

Scored 190 points (15.8/g), 9th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 309 points (25.8/g), 9th.
 Differential of -119 points (-9.9/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 2.9-9.1.

Coach: Steve Owen (2-8-2)

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 Paul Governali 26 1 2 36 rushes for 132 yards, 2 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 1st / 4th pick / 1943
FB Ken Strong 41 18 9
BB Joe Sulaitis 26 4 10 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 53 yards and 0 td
WB Howie Livingston 25 3 8 19 rushes for 87 yards, 0 td, & 12 catches for 273 yards and 3 td
LE Tex Coulter 23 1 12 8 catches for 107 yards, 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 7th pick / 1947
LT Bill Schuler 25 Rook 8 New York Giants / 31st / 292nd pick / 1947
LG Bob Dobelstein 25 1 11 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 28th pick / 1945
C Chet Gladchuk 30 6 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1941
RG Len Younce 30 6 12 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 8th / 67th pick / 1941
RT Jim White 27 1 9 1 fumble recovered
RE Ray Poole 26 Rook 12 23 catches for 395 yards, 4 td New York Giants / 13th / 125th pick / 1944
 Special Teams Starters
K Ken Strong 41 18 9 2 of 5 field goals & 24 of 25 extra points
P Frank Reagan 28 6 4 61 punts for a 42.8 average, 1 blocked New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1941
PR Frank Reagan 28 6 4 27 punt returns for a 6.7 average and 0 td New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1941
KR Howie Livingston 25 3 8 9 kick returns for a 22.6 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Jim Blumenstock 29 fb 10 3 190 5-11 Fordham 4/28/1918 Rook New York Giants / 21st / 193rd pick / 1942
Dave Brown 27 wb 7 6 190 5-11 Alabama 2/14/1920 4 New York Giants / 25th / 236th pick / 1943
Gregg Browning 25 3 0 190 6-0 Denver 1/12/1922 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 46th pick / 1945
John Cannady 24 c 11 6 227 6-2 Indiana 5/9/1923 Rook New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1947
Victor Carroll 35 t 11 1 235 6-3 Nevada-Reno 11/9/1912 11
George Cheverko 27 b 9 1 197 6-1 Fordham 7/29/1920 Rook Cleveland Rams / 7th / 64th pick / 1944
Frank Cope 32 t 5 2 225 6-2 Santa Clara 11/19/1915 9
Tex Coulter 23 LE 12 12 250 6-4 Texas A&M,Cornell,Army 10/26/1924 1 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 7th pick / 1947
Lou DeFilippo 31 4 0 230 6-2 Fordham 8/28/1916 6 New York Giants / 6th / 47th pick / 1941
Bob Dobelstein 25 LG 12 11 214 5-11 Tennessee 10/27/1922 1 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 28th pick / 1945
Art Faircloth 26 3 0 190 6-0 North Carolina St.,Guilford 7/8/1921 Rook Boston Yanks / 19th / 197th pick / 1944
George Franck 29 7 0 176 6-0 Minnesota 9/23/1918 6 New York Giants / 1st / 6th pick / 1941
Chet Gladchuk 30 C 10 8 248 6-4 Boston Col. 4/4/1917 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1941
Paul Governali 26 TB 8 2 193 5-11 Columbia 1/5/1921 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 1st / 4th pick / 1943
Bill Hachten 23 g 8 1 210 6-0 California,Stanford 11/30/1924 Rook New York Giants / 13th / 114th pick / 1947
Jim Lee Howell 33 6 0 210 6-5 Arkansas 9/27/1914 10
Duke Iverson 27 bb 8 5 208 6-2 Oregon 2/26/1920 Rook New York Giants / 7th / 54th pick / 1947
Frank Liebel 28 11 0 211 6-1 Norwich 11/19/1919 5
Howie Livingston 25 KR 10 8 183 6-1 Fullerton JC 5/15/1922 3
Kayo Lunday 35 6 0 217 6-3 Arkansas 8/13/1912 10
Jack Mead 26 10 0 213 6-3 Wisconsin 4/18/1921 1 New York Giants / 7th / 64th pick / 1945
Bill Miklich 28 lb 7 1 208 6-0 Idaho 4/3/1919 Rook
Bob Morris 22 1 0 180 5-11 USC 3/9/1925 Rook New York Giants / 18th / 165th pick / 1946
Jerry Niles 28 4 0 195 6-1 Iowa 5/1/1919 Rook
Lou Palazzi 26 11 0 198 6-0 Penn St. 6/25/1921 1 New York Giants / 7th / 56th pick / 1943
Bill Paschal 26 4 0 201 6-0 Georgia Tech 5/28/1921 4
Gordon Paschka 27 6 0 220 6-0 Minnesota 3/6/1920 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 28th pick / 1942
Ray Poole 26 RE 12 12 215 6-2 North Carolina,Mississippi 4/15/1921 Rook New York Giants / 13th / 125th pick / 1944
Phil Ragazzo 32 t 9 1 216 6-0 Case Western Reserve 6/24/1915 9 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 67th pick / 1938
Frank Reagan 28 P 10 4 182 5-11 Pennsylvania 7/28/1919 6 New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1941
Gene Roberts 24 9 0 188 5-11 Kansas,Tenn-Chattanooga 1/20/1923 Rook New York Giants / 8th / 65th pick / 1946
Bill Schuler 25 LT 11 8 215 6-0 Auburn,Yale 10/18/1922 Rook New York Giants / 31st / 292nd pick / 1947
Ken Strong 41 FB 10 9 206 6-0 NYU 4/21/1906 18
Joe Sulaitis 26 BB 11 10 212 6-2 none 6/20/1921 4
George Tobin 26 11 0 205 5-10 Notre Dame 7/9/1921 Rook
John Weiss 25 1 0 198 6-3 none 2/7/1922 3
Jim White 27 RT 11 9 227 6-2 Notre Dame 2/8/1920 1
Len Younce 30 RG 12 12 208 6-1 Oregon St. 1/8/1917 6 New York Giants / 8th / 67th pick / 1941
Team Total 27.7 12 207.4 6-0.9 3.4