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1948 New York Giants

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4-8-0, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1948 NFL Season Summary

Scored 297 points (24.8/g), 5th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 388 points (32.3/g), 9th.
 Differential of -91 points (-7.6/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 4.2-7.8.

Coach: Steve Owen (4-8-0)

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
QB Charlie Conerly 27 Rook 4 162 for 299, 2,175 yards, 22 td, 13 int, & 40 rushes for 160 yards and 5 td Washington Redskins / 13th / 127th pick / 1945
FB Gene Roberts 25 1 1 145 rushes for 491 yards, 0 td, & 14 catches for 222 yards and 3 td New York Giants / 8th / 65th pick / 1946
LH Joe Scott 22 Rook 6 48 rushes for 198 yards, 2 td, & 17 catches for 235 yards and 2 td New York Giants / 2nd / 12th pick / 1948
RH Skippy Minisi 22 Rook 9 36 rushes for 160 yards, 1 td, & 13 catches for 123 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 1st / 2nd pick / 1948
LE Paul Walker 23 Rook 11 1 catch for 11 yards, 0 td Detroit Lions / 10th / 95th pick / 1945
LT Jim White 28 2 6
LG Bob Dobelstein 26 2 9 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 28th pick / 1945
C John Cannady 25 1 12 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1947
RG Len Younce 31 7 9 New York Giants / 8th / 67th pick / 1941
RT Bill Schuler 26 1 11 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 31st / 292nd pick / 1947
RE Ray Poole 27 1 12 35 catches for 492 yards, 3 td New York Giants / 13th / 125th pick / 1944
 Special Teams Starters
K Len Younce 31 7 9 1 of 7 field goals & 36 of 37 extra points New York Giants / 8th / 67th pick / 1941
P Frank Reagan 29 7 6 61 punts for a 38.2 average, 1 blocked New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1941
PR Emlen Tunnell 24 Rook 3 12 punt returns for a 9.6 average and 0 td
KR Joe Scott 22 Rook 6 20 kick returns for a 28.4 average and 1 td New York Giants / 2nd / 12th pick / 1948

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
John Atwood 25 hb 8 1 195 5-11 Wisconsin 1/27/1923 Rook
Larry Beil 27 9 0 235 6-2 Portland 8/31/1921 Rook
John Cannady 25 C 12 12 227 6-2 Indiana 5/9/1923 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1947
George Cheverko 28 lh 8 5 197 6-1 Fordham 7/29/1920 1 Cleveland Rams / 7th / 64th pick / 1944
Ray Coates 24 9 0 195 6-1 LSU 5/8/1924 Rook New York Giants / 8th / 57th pick / 1948
Charlie Conerly 27 QB 12 4 185 6-1 Mississippi 9/19/1921 Rook Washington Redskins / 13th / 127th pick / 1945
Tex Coulter 24 lt 12 5 250 6-4 Texas A&M,Cornell,Army 10/26/1924 2 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 7th pick / 1947
Bob Dobelstein 26 LG 11 9 214 5-11 Tennessee 10/27/1922 2 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 28th pick / 1945
Bill Erickson 27 g 9 3 210 6-2 North Carolina,Mississippi 12/4/1921 Rook New York Giants / 6th / 36th pick / 1948
Don Ettinger 26 lb 10 2 213 6-2 Kansas 11/20/1922 Rook New York Giants / 19th / 166th pick / 1948
Art Faircloth 27 2 0 190 6-0 North Carolina St.,Guilford 7/8/1921 1 Boston Yanks / 19th / 197th pick / 1944
Carl Fennema 22 8 0 210 6-2 Washington 10/17/1926 Rook
Mike Garzoni 25 5 0 218 5-11 Santa Clara,Fresno St.,USC 8/19/1923 1 Washington Redskins / 6th / 39th pick / 1947
Bruce Gehrke 24 8 0 190 6-2 Columbia 9/12/1924 Rook New York Giants / 4th / 24th pick / 1948
Paul Governali 27 qb 9 2 193 5-11 Columbia 1/5/1921 2 Brooklyn Dodgers / 1st / 4th pick / 1943
Joe Johnson 22 11 0 195 6-2 Mississippi 9/15/1926 Rook
Ken Keuper 30 7 0 207 6-0 Georgia 11/14/1918 3
Bill Miklich 29 4 0 208 6-0 Idaho 4/3/1919 1
Skippy Minisi 22 RH 12 9 190 5-11 Navy,Pennsylvania 9/18/1926 Rook New York Giants / 1st / 2nd pick / 1948
Joyce Pipkin 24 8 0 204 6-1 Arkansas 1/9/1924 Rook
Ray Poole 27 RE 12 12 215 6-2 North Carolina,Mississippi 4/15/1921 1 New York Giants / 13th / 125th pick / 1944
Frank Reagan 29 P 11 6 182 5-11 Pennsylvania 7/28/1919 7 New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1941
Gene Roberts 25 FB 11 1 188 5-11 Kansas,Tenn-Chattanooga 1/20/1923 1 New York Giants / 8th / 65th pick / 1946
Ed Royston 25 g 10 3 220 6-1 Wake Forest 9/19/1923 Rook New York Giants / 9th / 75th pick / 1948
Bill Schuler 26 RT 12 11 215 6-0 Auburn,Yale 10/18/1922 1 New York Giants / 31st / 292nd pick / 1947
Joe Scott 22 KR 10 6 198 6-1 Texas A&M,San Francisco 3/17/1926 Rook New York Giants / 2nd / 12th pick / 1948
Jules Siegle 25 3 0 210 6-0 Northwestern 2/16/1923 Rook
Joe Sulaitis 27 b 12 4 212 6-2 none 6/20/1921 5
Bill Swiacki 26 le 12 1 195 6-2 Holy Cross,Columbia 10/2/1922 Rook Boston Yanks / 16th / 142nd pick / 1946
John Treadaway 31 12 0 258 6-5 Hardin-Simmons 8/21/1917 Rook
Emlen Tunnell 24 PR 10 3 187 6-1 Toledo,Iowa 3/29/1924 Rook
Paul Walker 23 LE 12 11 210 6-3 Yale 7/9/1925 Rook Detroit Lions / 10th / 95th pick / 1945
Jim White 28 LT 11 6 227 6-2 Notre Dame 2/8/1920 2
Frank Williams 26 fb 9 7 212 6-0 Utah St. 2/27/1922 Rook New York Giants / 20th / 176th pick / 1948
Ernie Williamson 26 2 0 245 6-4 Apprentice,North Carolina 9/9/1922 1 Washington Redskins / 10th / 79th pick / 1947
Len Younce 31 K 11 9 208 6-1 Oregon St. 1/8/1917 7 New York Giants / 8th / 67th pick / 1941
Team Total 25.9 12 208.6 6-1.1 1.1