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1954 New York Giants

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7-5-0, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1954 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.1, Offense: -0.1, Defense: 4.2, SoS: -5.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 293 points (24.4/g), 6th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 184 points (15.3/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 109 points (9.1/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.0-3.0.

Coach: Jim Lee Howell (7-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Vince Lombardi
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Landry

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: Willamette University (Salem, Oregon)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Charlie Conerly 33 6 10 103 for 210, 1,439 yards, 17 td, 11 int, & 24 rushes for 107 yards and 1 td Washington Redskins / 13th / 127th pick / 1945
FB Eddie Price* 29 4 0 135 rushes for 555 yards, 2 td, & 28 catches for 352 yards and 3 td New York Giants / 2nd / 20th pick / 1950
LH Frank Gifford* 24 2 0 66 rushes for 368 yards, 2 td, & 14 catches for 154 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 1st / 11th pick / 1952
RH Kyle Rote* 26 3 0 30 rushes for 59 yards, 0 td, & 29 catches for 551 yards and 2 td New York Giants / 1st / 1st pick / 1951
LE Bob Schnelker 26 1 0 30 catches for 550 yards, 8 td Cleveland Browns / 29th / 377th pick / 1950
LT Rosey Brown 22 1 0 New York Giants / 27th / 321st pick / 1953
LG Bill Austin* 26 5 0 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 13th / 126th pick / 1949
C Ray Wietecha 26 1 12 New York Giants / 12th / 150th pick / 1950
RG George Kennard 26 2 0 2 fumbles recovered
RT Dick Yelvington 26 2 0 New York Giants / 23rd / 278th pick / 1951
RE Ken MacAfee 25 Rook 0 24 catches for 438 yards, 8 td
 Defensive Starters
LDE Pat Knight 25 2 0 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 10th / 119th pick / 1952
LDT Ray Krouse* 27 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1951
MG Bill Albright 25 3 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 20th / 242nd pick / 1951
RDT Ray Collins 27 4 0 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 37th pick / 1950
RDE Barney Poole 31 5 0 New York Giants / 6th / 53rd pick / 1945
LLB Bill Svoboda 26 4 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 29th pick / 1950
RLB John Cannady 31 7 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1947
LDH Tom Landry*+ 30 5 0 8 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 20th / 184th pick / 1947
RDH Herb Rich 26 4 0 5 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 6th / 67th pick / 1950
LS Emlen Tunnell* 30 6 0 8 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered
RS Dick Nolan 22 Rook 0 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 4th / 41st pick / 1954
 Special Teams Starters
K Ben Agajanian 35 9 0 13 of 25 field goals & 35 of 35 extra points
P Tom Landry*+ 30 5 0 64 punts for a 42.5 average, 0 blocked New York Giants / 20th / 184th pick / 1947
PR Emlen Tunnell* 30 6 0 21 punt returns for a 3.3 average and 0 td
KR Herb Johnson 26 Rook 0 10 kick returns for a 25.1 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
8 Ben Agajanian 35 K 12 0 215 6-0 New Mexico 8/28/1919 9
75 Bill Albright 25 MG 12 0 233 6-1 Wisconsin 4/4/1929 3 New York Giants / 20th / 242nd pick / 1951
60 Bill Austin* 26 LG 11 0 223 6-1 Oregon St. 10/18/1928 5 New York Giants / 13th / 126th pick / 1949
65 John Bauer 22 2 0 235 6-3 Illinois 3/11/1932 Rook Cleveland Browns / 1st / 12th pick / 1954
24 Wayne Berry 23 10 0 175 6-0 Washington St. 8/2/1931 Rook New York Giants / 7th / 76th pick / 1954
79 Rosey Brown 22 LT 12 0 255 6-3 Morgan St. 10/20/1932 1 New York Giants / 27th / 321st pick / 1953
52 John Cannady 31 RLB 10 0 227 6-2 Indiana 5/9/1923 7 New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1947
65 Russ Carroccio 23 9 0 235 6-1 Virginia 4/28/1931 Rook
12 Bob Clatterbuck 22 qb 10 2 195 6-3 Houston 7/3/1932 Rook New York Giants / 27th / 316th pick / 1954
71 Ray Collins 27 RDT 12 0 238 5-11 LSU 8/4/1927 4 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 37th pick / 1950
42 Charlie Conerly 33 QB 10 10 185 6-1 Mississippi 9/19/1921 6 Washington Redskins / 13th / 127th pick / 1945
35 Bobby Epps 22 10 0 198 5-9 Pittsburgh 3/25/1932 Rook New York Giants / 14th / 161st pick / 1954
16 Frank Gifford* 24 LH 9 0 197 6-1 USC 8/16/1930 2 New York Giants / 1st / 11th pick / 1952
11 Don Heinrich 24 2 0 182 6-0 Washington 9/19/1930 Rook New York Giants / 3rd / 35th pick / 1952
20 Herb Johnson 26 KR 11 0 172 5-10 Army,Washington 7/10/1928 Rook
67 George Kennard 26 RG 12 0 210 6-0 Kansas 1/8/1928 2
34 Pat Knight 25 LDE 10 0 204 6-2 SMU 5/14/1929 2 New York Giants / 10th / 119th pick / 1952
70 Ray Krouse* 27 LDT 12 0 263 6-3 Maryland 3/21/1927 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1951
49 Tom Landry*+ 30 LDH 12 0 195 6-1 Texas 9/11/1924 5 New York Giants / 20th / 184th pick / 1947
89 Cliff Livingston 24 12 0 218 6-3 UCLA 7/2/1930 Rook
22 Buford Long 23 12 0 195 6-1 Florida 12/14/1931 1 New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1953
80 Ken MacAfee 25 RE 11 0 212 6-2 Alabama 8/3/1929 Rook
51 Pete Mangum 23 2 0 219 6-0 Mississippi 1/17/1931 Rook New York Giants / 23rd / 268th pick / 1954
25 Dick Nolan 22 RS 12 0 185 6-1 Maryland 3/26/1932 Rook New York Giants / 4th / 41st pick / 1954
78 Barney Poole 31 RDE 11 0 231 6-2 Mississippi,North Carolina,Army 10/29/1923 5 New York Giants / 6th / 53rd pick / 1945
31 Eddie Price* 29 FB 12 0 190 5-11 Tulane 9/2/1925 4 New York Giants / 2nd / 20th pick / 1950
53 John Rapacz 30 12 0 252 6-4 West. Michigan,Oklahoma 4/25/1924 6 Boston Yanks / 3rd / 15th pick / 1947
27 Herb Rich 26 RDH 11 0 181 5-11 Vanderbilt 10/7/1928 4 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 67th pick / 1950
44 Kyle Rote* 26 RH 11 0 199 6-0 SMU 10/27/1928 3 New York Giants / 1st / 1st pick / 1951
85 Bob Schnelker 26 LE 12 0 214 6-3 Bowling Green 10/17/1928 1 Cleveland Browns / 29th / 377th pick / 1950
74 Billy Shipp 24 11 0 275 6-5 Alabama 10/16/1930 Rook New York Giants / 8th / 95th pick / 1952
66 Jack Stroud 26 6 0 235 6-1 Tennessee 1/29/1928 1 New York Giants / 5th / 61st pick / 1951
30 Bill Svoboda 26 LLB 11 0 210 6-0 Tulane 7/12/1928 4 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 29th pick / 1950
87 Bob Topp 22 6 0 180 6-2 Michigan 4/22/1932 Rook New York Giants / 13th / 148th pick / 1954
45 Emlen Tunnell* 30 LS 12 0 187 6-1 Toledo,Iowa 3/29/1924 6
55 Ray Wietecha 26 C 12 12 225 6-1 Michigan St.,Northwestern 11/4/1928 1 New York Giants / 12th / 150th pick / 1950
88 Dick Wilkins 29 6 0 194 6-2 Oregon 8/28/1925 5 New York Giants / 25th / 226th pick / 1948
72 Dick Yelvington 26 RT 12 0 232 6-2 Georgia 7/27/1928 2 New York Giants / 23rd / 278th pick / 1951
Team Total 26.0 12 212.4 6-1.2 2.4