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1951 New York Giants

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9-2-1, Finished 2nd in NFL American Division  · 1951 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.7, Offense: -1.6, Defense: 7.3, SoS: -2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 254 points (21.2/g), 6th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 161 points (13.4/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 93 points (7.8/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.0-3.0.

Coach: Steve Owen (9-2-1)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: Saranac High School Field/Eagles "Nest" Residence (Saranac Lake, 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
QB Charlie Conerly 30 3 11 93 for 189, 1,277 yards, 10 td, 22 int, & 17 rushes for 65 yards and 1 td Washington Redskins / 13th / 127th pick / 1945
FB Eddie Price*+ 26 1 0 271 rushes for 971 yards, 7 td, & 5 catches for 19 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 2nd / 20th pick / 1950
LH Forrest Griffith 23 1 0 54 rushes for 115 yards, 0 td, & 2 catches for 19 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 5th / 59th pick / 1950
RH Joe Scott 25 3 0 94 rushes for 367 yards, 1 td, & 23 catches for 356 yards and 2 td New York Giants / 2nd / 12th pick / 1948
LE Bob McChesney 25 1 0 14 catches for 230 yards, 2 td Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 53rd pick / 1950
LT Tex Coulter* 27 5 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 7th pick / 1947
LG Joe Sulaitis 30 8 0 1 fumble recovered
C John Rapacz 27 3 0 Boston Yanks / 3rd / 15th pick / 1947
RG Bill Murray 25 1 0 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 4th / 41st pick / 1950
RT Herb Hannah 30 Rook 0 New York Giants / 6th / 73rd pick / 1951
RE Bob Wilkinson 24 Rook 0 11 catches for 182 yards, 1 td New York Giants / 10th / 124th pick / 1950
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jim Duncan 26 1 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 9th / 117th pick / 1950
LDT Arnie Weinmeister*+ 28 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 17th / 166th pick / 1945
MG Ray Krouse 24 Rook 0 New York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1951
RDT Al DeRogatis*+ 24 2 0 New York Giants / 2nd / 14th pick / 1949
RDE Ray Poole 30 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 13th / 125th pick / 1944
LLB Dick Woodard 25 2 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 21st / 186th pick / 1948
RLB John Cannady 28 4 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1947
LDH Emlen Tunnell*+ 27 3 0 9 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDH Harmon Rowe 28 4 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1946
LS Tom Landry 27 2 0 8 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 20th / 184th pick / 1947
RS Otto Schnellbacher*+ 28 3 0 11 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 25th / 231st pick / 1947
 Special Teams Starters
K Ray Poole 30 4 0 12 of 16 field goals & 30 of 31 extra points New York Giants / 13th / 125th pick / 1944
P Charlie Conerly 30 3 11 72 punts for a 39.7 average, 0 blocked Washington Redskins / 13th / 127th pick / 1945
PR Emlen Tunnell*+ 27 3 0 34 punt returns for a 14.4 average and 3 td
KR Emlen Tunnell*+ 27 3 0 6 kick returns for a 37.8 average and 1 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
75 Bill Albright 22 11 0 233 6-1 Wisconsin 4/4/1929 Rook New York Giants / 20th / 242nd pick / 1951
12 John Amberg 22 12 0 195 5-11 Kansas 3/6/1929 Rook
60 Jon Baker* 28 12 0 214 6-2 California 6/14/1923 2 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 67th pick / 1949
65 Fritz Barzilauskas 31 7 0 230 6-1 Holy Cross,Yale 6/13/1920 4 Boston Yanks / 1st / 3rd pick / 1947
52 John Cannady 28 RLB 12 0 227 6-2 Indiana 5/9/1923 4 New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1947
42 Charlie Conerly 30 P 12 11 185 6-1 Mississippi 9/19/1921 3 Washington Redskins / 13th / 127th pick / 1945
79 Tex Coulter* 27 LT 12 0 250 6-4 Texas A&M,Cornell,Army 10/26/1924 5 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 7th pick / 1947
78 Al DeRogatis*+ 24 RDT 11 0 238 6-4 Duke 5/5/1927 2 New York Giants / 2nd / 14th pick / 1949
86 Jim Duncan 26 LDE 12 0 205 6-2 Duke,Wake Forest 5/2/1925 1 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 117th pick / 1950
41 Forrest Griffith 23 LH 10 0 190 5-11 Kansas 2/15/1928 1 New York Giants / 5th / 59th pick / 1950
77 Herb Hannah 30 RT 12 0 220 6-3 Alabama 7/21/1921 Rook New York Giants / 6th / 73rd pick / 1951
89 Bob Hudson 21 11 0 225 6-4 Clemson 4/5/1930 Rook New York Giants / 12th / 146th pick / 1951
34 Bob Jackson 30 12 0 210 5-11 North Carolina A&T 10/26/1921 1 New York Giants / 16th / 202nd pick / 1950
70 Ray Krouse 24 MG 12 0 263 6-3 Maryland 3/21/1927 Rook New York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1951
49 Tom Landry 27 LS 12 0 195 6-1 Texas 9/11/1924 2 New York Giants / 20th / 184th pick / 1947
67 Duke Maronic 30 10 0 209 5-9 none 7/13/1921 7
88 Bob McChesney 25 LE 12 0 190 6-2 Hardin-Simmons 10/27/1926 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 53rd pick / 1950
80 Kelley Mote 28 12 0 189 6-2 South Carolina,Duke 4/27/1923 4 Detroit Lions / 16th / 147th pick / 1946
62 Bill Murray 25 RG 12 0 240 6-2 Purdue 7/16/1926 1 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 41st pick / 1950
16 Jim Ostendarp 28 2 0 178 5-8 Drexel,Bucknell 2/15/1923 1
82 Ray Poole 30 K 11 0 215 6-2 North Carolina,Mississippi 4/15/1921 4 New York Giants / 13th / 125th pick / 1944
31 Eddie Price*+ 26 FB 12 0 190 5-11 Tulane 9/2/1925 1 New York Giants / 2nd / 20th pick / 1950
35 Bosh Pritchard 32 5 0 164 5-11 VMI,Georgia Tech 9/10/1919 9
53 John Rapacz 27 C 12 0 252 6-4 West. Michigan,Oklahoma 4/25/1924 3 Boston Yanks / 3rd / 15th pick / 1947
44 Kyle Rote 23 5 0 199 6-0 SMU 10/27/1928 Rook New York Giants / 1st / 1st pick / 1951
22 Harmon Rowe 28 RDH 8 0 182 6-0 Baylor,San Francisco 8/22/1923 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1946
83 Otto Schnellbacher*+ 28 RS 12 0 188 6-4 Kansas 4/15/1923 3 Chicago Cardinals / 25th / 231st pick / 1947
30 Joe Scott 25 RH 12 0 198 6-1 Texas A&M,San Francisco 3/17/1926 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 12th pick / 1948
81 Bill Stribling 24 6 0 206 6-1 Mississippi 11/5/1927 Rook New York Giants / 21st / 267th pick / 1950
21 Joe Sulaitis 30 LG 12 0 212 6-2 none 6/20/1921 8
20 Travis Tidwell 26 qb 6 1 185 5-10 Auburn 2/5/1925 1 New York Giants / 1st / 7th pick / 1950
45 Emlen Tunnell*+ 27 KR 12 0 187 6-1 Toledo,Iowa 3/29/1924 3
73 Arnie Weinmeister*+ 28 LDT 12 0 235 6-4 Washington 3/23/1923 3 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 17th / 166th pick / 1945
87 Bob Wilkinson 24 RE 12 0 215 6-3 UCLA 10/8/1927 Rook New York Giants / 10th / 124th pick / 1950
51 Dick Woodard 25 LLB 11 0 224 6-2 Iowa 7/26/1926 2 New York Giants / 21st / 186th pick / 1948
Team Total 26.6 12 209.7 6-1.3 2.4