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1953 New York Giants

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3-9-0, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1953 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.5, Offense: -5.2, Defense: -0.3, SoS: 2.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 179 points (14.9/g), 12th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 277 points (23.1/g), 9th.
 Differential of -98 points (-8.2/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 3.1-8.9.

Coach: Steve Owen (3-9-0)

 Training Camp: Gustavus-Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minnesota)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Charlie Conerly 32 5 11 143 for 303, 1,711 yards, 13 td, 25 int, & 24 rushes for 91 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 13th / 127th pick / 1945
FB Eddie Price 28 3 0 101 rushes for 206 yards, 2 td, & 26 catches for 233 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 2nd / 20th pick / 1950
LH Sonny Grandelius 24 Rook 0 108 rushes for 278 yards, 1 td, & 15 catches for 80 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 3rd / 37th pick / 1951
RH Randy Clay 25 3 0 16 rushes for 26 yards, 0 td, & 5 catches for 51 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1950
LE Ray Pelfrey 25 2 0 17 catches for 233 yards, 3 td Green Bay Packers / 17th / 197th pick / 1951
LT Rosey Brown 21 Rook 0 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 27th / 321st pick / 1953
LG Chet Lagod 25 Rook 0 New York Giants / 25th / 302nd pick / 1951
C John Rapacz 29 5 0 Boston Yanks / 3rd / 15th pick / 1947
RG Bill Austin 25 4 0 New York Giants / 13th / 126th pick / 1949
RT Dick Yelvington 25 1 0 New York Giants / 23rd / 278th pick / 1951
RE Bill Stribling 26 2 0 16 catches for 175 yards, 0 td New York Giants / 21st / 267th pick / 1950
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jim Duncan 28 3 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 9th / 117th pick / 1950
LDT Arnie Weinmeister*+ 30 5 0 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 17th / 166th pick / 1945
MG Bill Albright 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 20th / 242nd pick / 1951
RDT Ray Krouse 26 2 0 New York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1951
RDE Joe Sulaitis 32 10 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
LLB John Cannady 30 6 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1947
RLB Bob Peviani 22 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 6th / 69th pick / 1953
LDH Frank Gifford* 23 1 0 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 11th pick / 1952
RDH Don Menasco 24 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 4th / 47th pick / 1952
LS Emlen Tunnell* 29 5 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Tom Landry 29 4 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 20th / 184th pick / 1947
 Special Teams Starters
K Randy Clay 25 3 0 2 of 7 field goals & 20 of 22 extra points New York Giants / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1950
P Tom Landry 29 4 0 44 punts for a 40.3 average, 0 blocked New York Giants / 20th / 184th pick / 1947
PR Emlen Tunnell* 29 5 0 38 punt returns for a 5.9 average and 0 td
KR Emlen Tunnell* 29 5 0 17 kick returns for a 28.2 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
75 Bill Albright 24 MG 12 0 233 6-1 Wisconsin 4/4/1929 2 New York Giants / 20th / 242nd pick / 1951
82 Cliff Anderson 24 8 0 215 6-2 Indiana 11/25/1929 1 Chicago Cardinals / 25th / 291st pick / 1952
60 Bill Austin 25 RG 12 0 223 6-1 Oregon St. 10/18/1928 4 New York Giants / 13th / 126th pick / 1949
34 Butch Avinger 25 12 0 215 6-1 Alabama 12/15/1928 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 9th pick / 1951
79 Rosey Brown 21 LT 12 0 255 6-3 Morgan St. 10/20/1932 Rook New York Giants / 27th / 321st pick / 1953
52 John Cannady 30 LLB 12 0 227 6-2 Indiana 5/9/1923 6 New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1947
12 Randy Clay 25 K 12 0 188 6-0 Texas 5/30/1928 3 New York Giants / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1950
42 Charlie Conerly 32 QB 12 11 185 6-1 Mississippi 9/19/1921 5 Washington Redskins / 13th / 127th pick / 1945
78 Everett Douglas 22 10 0 240 6-3 Florida 12/22/1931 Rook New York Giants / 4th / 44th pick / 1953
86 Jim Duncan 28 LDE 11 0 205 6-2 Duke,Wake Forest 5/2/1925 3 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 117th pick / 1950
17 Arnie Galiffa 26 qb 3 1 193 6-2 Army 1/29/1927 Rook Green Bay Packers / 18th / 225th pick / 1950
16 Frank Gifford* 23 LDH 12 0 197 6-1 USC 8/16/1930 1 New York Giants / 1st / 11th pick / 1952
24 Sonny Grandelius 24 LH 12 0 195 6-0 Michigan St. 4/16/1929 Rook New York Giants / 3rd / 37th pick / 1951
35 Merwin Hodel 22 2 0 205 6-2 Colorado 5/27/1931 Rook New York Giants / 4th / 38th pick / 1952
67 George Kennard 25 12 0 210 6-0 Kansas 1/8/1928 1
70 Ray Krouse 26 RDT 10 0 263 6-3 Maryland 3/21/1927 2 New York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1951
65 Chet Lagod 25 LG 11 0 220 6-2 Tenn-Chattanooga 1/8/1928 Rook New York Giants / 25th / 302nd pick / 1951
49 Tom Landry 29 P 12 0 195 6-1 Texas 9/11/1924 4 New York Giants / 20th / 184th pick / 1947
22 Buford Long 22 10 0 195 6-1 Florida 12/14/1931 Rook New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1953
20 Bill Mackrides 28 3 0 182 5-11 Nevada-Reno 7/8/1925 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 19th pick / 1947
38 Don Menasco 24 RDH 8 0 185 6-0 Texas 10/11/1929 1 New York Giants / 4th / 47th pick / 1952
47 Leo Miles 22 3 0 200 6-0 Virginia St. 5/21/1931 Rook
80 Ray Pelfrey 25 LE 12 0 190 6-0 Auburn,East. Kentucky 1/11/1928 2 Green Bay Packers / 17th / 197th pick / 1951
63 Bob Peviani 22 RLB 12 0 210 6-1 USC 9/15/1931 Rook New York Giants / 6th / 69th pick / 1953
31 Eddie Price 28 FB 12 0 190 5-11 Tulane 9/2/1925 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 20th pick / 1950
61 Joe Ramona 22 8 0 210 6-1 Santa Clara 7/11/1931 Rook New York Giants / 28th / 332nd pick / 1953
53 John Rapacz 29 C 12 0 252 6-4 West. Michigan,Oklahoma 4/25/1924 5 Boston Yanks / 3rd / 15th pick / 1947
44 Kyle Rote* 25 9 0 199 6-0 SMU 10/27/1928 2 New York Giants / 1st / 1st pick / 1951
30 Joe Scott 27 3 0 198 6-1 Texas A&M,San Francisco 3/17/1926 5 New York Giants / 2nd / 12th pick / 1948
81 Bill Stribling 26 RE 12 0 206 6-1 Mississippi 11/5/1927 2 New York Giants / 21st / 267th pick / 1950
66 Jack Stroud 25 12 0 235 6-1 Tennessee 1/29/1928 Rook New York Giants / 5th / 61st pick / 1951
21 Joe Sulaitis 32 RDE 12 0 212 6-2 none 6/20/1921 10
45 Emlen Tunnell* 29 KR 12 0 187 6-1 Toledo,Iowa 3/29/1924 5
73 Arnie Weinmeister*+ 30 LDT 12 0 235 6-4 Washington 3/23/1923 5 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 17th / 166th pick / 1945
55 Ray Wietecha 25 12 0 225 6-1 Michigan St.,Northwestern 11/4/1928 Rook New York Giants / 12th / 150th pick / 1950
51 Dick Woodard 27 12 0 224 6-2 Iowa 7/26/1926 4 New York Giants / 21st / 186th pick / 1948
72 Dick Yelvington 25 RT 12 0 232 6-2 Georgia 7/27/1928 1 New York Giants / 23rd / 278th pick / 1951
Team Total 25.6 12 211.6 6-1.3 2.2