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1955 New York Giants

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6-5-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1955 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.8, Offense: 2.9, Defense: 3.0, SoS: 2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 267 points (22.2/g), 3rd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 223 points (18.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 44 points (3.7/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 7.3-4.7.

Coach: Jim Lee Howell (6-5-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Vince Lombardi
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Landry

 Training Camp: Willamette University (Salem, Oregon)

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 34 7 5 98 for 202, 1,310 yards, 13 td, 13 int, & 12 rushes for 10 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 13th / 127th pick / 1945
FB Bobby Epps 23 1 0 95 rushes for 375 yards, 2 td, & 5 catches for 8 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 14th / 161st pick / 1954
LH Frank Gifford*+ 25 3 0 86 rushes for 351 yards, 3 td, & 33 catches for 437 yards and 4 td New York Giants / 1st / 11th pick / 1952
RH Alex Webster 24 Rook 0 128 rushes for 634 yards, 5 td, & 22 catches for 269 yards and 1 td Washington Redskins / 11th / 123rd pick / 1953
LE Bob Schnelker 27 2 0 25 catches for 326 yards, 2 td Cleveland Browns / 29th / 377th pick / 1950
LT Rosey Brown* 23 2 0 New York Giants / 27th / 321st pick / 1953
LG Bill Austin 27 6 0 New York Giants / 13th / 126th pick / 1949
C Ray Wietecha 27 2 12 New York Giants / 12th / 150th pick / 1950
RG Jack Stroud* 27 2 0 New York Giants / 5th / 61st pick / 1951
RT Dick Yelvington 27 3 0 New York Giants / 23rd / 278th pick / 1951
RE Ken MacAfee 26 1 0 11 catches for 170 yards, 1 td
 Defensive Starters
LDE Walt Yowarsky 27 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 29th pick / 1951
LDT Ray Krouse 28 4 0 New York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1951
MG Stan West 29 5 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 12th pick / 1950
RDT Rex Boggan 25 Rook 0 New York Giants / 20th / 239th pick / 1952
RDE Rosey Grier 23 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 31st pick / 1955
LLB Bill Svoboda 27 5 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 29th pick / 1950
RLB Pat Knight 26 3 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 10th / 119th pick / 1952
LDH Tom Landry 31 6 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 20th / 184th pick / 1947
RDH Dick Nolan 23 1 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 4th / 41st pick / 1954
LS Emlen Tunnell*+ 31 7 0 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RS Herb Rich 27 5 0 6 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 6th / 67th pick / 1950
 Special Teams Starters
K Ben Agajanian 36 10 0 10 of 15 field goals & 32 of 33 extra points
P Tom Landry 31 6 0 75 punts for a 40.3 average, 1 blocked New York Giants / 20th / 184th pick / 1947
PR Emlen Tunnell*+ 31 7 0 25 punt returns for a 3.9 average and 1 td
KR Joe Heap 24 Rook 0 12 kick returns for a 19.2 average and 0 td New York Giants / 1st / 8th pick / 1955

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
8 Ben Agajanian 36 K 12 0 215 6-0 New Mexico 8/28/1919 10
60 Bill Austin 27 LG 12 0 223 6-1 Oregon St. 10/18/1928 6 New York Giants / 13th / 126th pick / 1949
61 Ray Beck 24 12 0 224 6-2 Georgia Tech 3/17/1931 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1952
73 Rex Boggan 25 RDT 11 0 245 6-3 Mississippi 3/27/1930 Rook New York Giants / 20th / 239th pick / 1952
Fred Broussard 22 1 0 235 6-3 Texas A&M,NW State (LA) 4/29/1933 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 42nd pick / 1955
79 Rosey Brown* 23 LT 12 0 255 6-3 Morgan St. 10/20/1932 2 New York Giants / 27th / 321st pick / 1953
65 Russ Carroccio 24 5 0 235 6-1 Virginia 4/28/1931 1
12 Bob Clatterbuck 23 3 0 195 6-3 Houston 7/3/1932 1 New York Giants / 27th / 316th pick / 1954
42 Charlie Conerly 34 QB 12 5 185 6-1 Mississippi 9/19/1921 7 Washington Redskins / 13th / 127th pick / 1945
35 Bobby Epps 23 FB 9 0 198 5-9 Pittsburgh 3/25/1932 1 New York Giants / 14th / 161st pick / 1954
16 Frank Gifford*+ 25 LH 11 0 197 6-1 USC 8/16/1930 3 New York Giants / 1st / 11th pick / 1952
76 Rosey Grier 23 RDE 12 0 284 6-5 Penn St. 7/14/1932 Rook New York Giants / 3rd / 31st pick / 1955
87 John Hall 22 2 0 220 6-1 Iowa 6/30/1933 Rook Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 35th pick / 1955
48 Joe Heap 24 KR 12 0 185 5-11 Notre Dame 10/26/1931 Rook New York Giants / 1st / 8th pick / 1955
11 Don Heinrich 25 qb 10 8 182 6-0 Washington 9/19/1930 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 35th pick / 1952
67 George Kennard 27 12 0 210 6-0 Kansas 1/8/1928 3
34 Pat Knight 26 RLB 8 0 204 6-2 SMU 5/14/1929 3 New York Giants / 10th / 119th pick / 1952
70 Ray Krouse 28 LDT 12 0 263 6-3 Maryland 3/21/1927 4 New York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1951
49 Tom Landry 31 LDH 12 0 195 6-1 Texas 9/11/1924 6 New York Giants / 20th / 184th pick / 1947
89 Cliff Livingston 25 4 0 218 6-3 UCLA 7/2/1930 1
22 Buford Long 24 4 0 195 6-1 Florida 12/14/1931 2 New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1953
80 Ken MacAfee 26 RE 8 0 212 6-2 Alabama 8/3/1929 1
25 Dick Nolan 23 RDH 10 0 185 6-1 Maryland 3/26/1932 1 New York Giants / 4th / 41st pick / 1954
20 Jimmy Patton 22 11 0 183 5-11 Mississippi 9/29/1933 Rook New York Giants / 8th / 92nd pick / 1955
31 Eddie Price 30 6 0 190 5-11 Tulane 9/2/1925 5 New York Giants / 2nd / 20th pick / 1950
27 Herb Rich 27 RS 11 0 181 5-11 Vanderbilt 10/7/1928 5 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 67th pick / 1950
44 Kyle Rote* 27 12 0 199 6-0 SMU 10/27/1928 4 New York Giants / 1st / 1st pick / 1951
85 Bob Schnelker 27 LE 12 0 214 6-3 Bowling Green 10/17/1928 2 Cleveland Browns / 29th / 377th pick / 1950
66 Jack Stroud* 27 RG 12 0 235 6-1 Tennessee 1/29/1928 2 New York Giants / 5th / 61st pick / 1951
84 Harland Svare 25 12 0 214 6-0 Washington St. 11/15/1930 2 Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 204th pick / 1953
30 Bill Svoboda 27 LLB 12 0 210 6-0 Tulane 7/12/1928 5 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 29th pick / 1950
33 Mel Triplett 24 12 0 215 6-1 Toledo 12/24/1931 Rook New York Giants / 5th / 56th pick / 1955
45 Emlen Tunnell*+ 31 LS 12 0 187 6-1 Toledo,Iowa 3/29/1924 7
22 Larrye Weaver 24 6 0 190 5-11 Antelope Valley JC,Fullerton JC 11/17/1931 Rook
29 Alex Webster 24 RH 12 0 225 6-3 North Carolina St. 4/19/1931 Rook Washington Redskins / 11th / 123rd pick / 1953
62 Stan West 29 MG 11 0 235 6-2 Oklahoma 9/22/1926 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 12th pick / 1950
55 Ray Wietecha 27 C 12 12 225 6-1 Michigan St.,Northwestern 11/4/1928 2 New York Giants / 12th / 150th pick / 1950
72 Dick Yelvington 27 RT 11 0 232 6-2 Georgia 7/27/1928 3 New York Giants / 23rd / 278th pick / 1951
78 Walt Yowarsky 27 LDE 10 0 234 6-2 Kentucky 5/10/1928 4 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 29th pick / 1951
Team Total 26.0 12 213.6 6-1.2 2.6