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1959 New York Giants

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10-2-0, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1959 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.1, Offense: 0.1, Defense: 6.0, SoS: -3.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 284 points (23.7/g), 2nd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 170 points (14.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 114 points (9.5/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.3-2.7.

Coach: Jim Lee Howell (10-2-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Landry

Stadium: Yankee Stadium
 Training Camp: St. Michael's College (Winooski, Vermont)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Charlie Conerly 38 11 9 113 for 194, 1,706 yards, 14 td, 4 int, & 15 rushes for 38 yards and 1 td Washington Redskins / 13th / 127th pick / 1945
FB Mel Triplett 28 4 0 91 rushes for 381 yards, 1 td, & 6 catches for 78 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 5th / 56th pick / 1955
LH Frank Gifford*+ 29 7 0 106 rushes for 540 yards, 3 td, & 42 catches for 768 yards and 4 td New York Giants / 1st / 11th pick / 1952
RH Alex Webster 28 4 0 79 rushes for 250 yards, 5 td, & 27 catches for 381 yards and 2 td Washington Redskins / 11th / 123rd pick / 1953
LE Kyle Rote 31 8 0 25 catches for 362 yards, 4 td New York Giants / 1st / 1st pick / 1951
LT Rosey Brown*+ 27 6 0 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 27th / 321st pick / 1953
LG Al Barry 29 5 0 Green Bay Packers / 30th / 355th pick / 1953
C Ray Wietecha 31 6 12 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 12th / 150th pick / 1950
RG Jack Stroud 31 6 0 New York Giants / 5th / 61st pick / 1951
RT Frank Youso 23 1 0 New York Giants / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1958
RE Bob Schnelker* 31 6 0 37 catches for 714 yards, 6 td Cleveland Browns / 29th / 377th pick / 1950
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jim Katcavage 25 3 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 4th / 45th pick / 1956
LDT Dick Modzelewski 28 6 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1953
RDT Rosey Grier 27 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 31st pick / 1955
RDE Andy Robustelli*+ 34 8 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1951
LLB Cliff Livingston 29 5 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
MLB Sam Huff*+ 25 3 0 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 30th pick / 1956
RLB Harland Svare 29 6 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 204th pick / 1953
LDH Lindon Crow* 26 4 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1955
RDH Dick Lynch 23 1 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 6th / 66th pick / 1958
LS Dick Nolan 27 5 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 4th / 41st pick / 1954
RS Jimmy Patton*+ 26 4 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 8th / 92nd pick / 1955
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Summerall 29 7 0 20 of 29 field goals & 30 of 30 extra points Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1952
P Don Chandler 25 3 0 55 punts for a 46.6 average, 0 blocked New York Giants / 5th / 57th pick / 1956
PR Joe Morrison 22 Rook 0 15 punt returns for a 3.4 average and 0 td New York Giants / 3rd / 34th pick / 1959
KR Joe Morrison 22 Rook 0 15 kick returns for a 23.0 average and 0 td New York Giants / 3rd / 34th pick / 1959

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
68 Al Barry 29 LG 12 0 238 6-2 USC 12/24/1930 5 Green Bay Packers / 30th / 355th pick / 1953
80 Joe Biscaha 22 8 0 190 6-1 Richmond 6/1/1937 Rook New York Giants / 27th / 323rd pick / 1959
79 Rosey Brown*+ 27 LT 12 0 255 6-3 Morgan St. 10/20/1932 6 New York Giants / 27th / 321st pick / 1953
34 Don Chandler 25 P 12 0 215 6-2 Florida 9/5/1934 3 New York Giants / 5th / 57th pick / 1956
42 Charlie Conerly 38 QB 10 9 185 6-1 Mississippi 9/19/1921 11 Washington Redskins / 13th / 127th pick / 1945
41 Lindon Crow* 26 LDH 12 0 195 6-1 USC 4/4/1933 4 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1955
62 Darrell Dess 24 12 0 243 6-0 North Carolina St. 7/11/1935 1 Washington Redskins / 11th / 126th pick / 1958
16 Frank Gifford*+ 29 LH 11 0 197 6-1 USC 8/16/1930 7 New York Giants / 1st / 11th pick / 1952
76 Rosey Grier 27 RDT 12 0 284 6-5 Penn St. 7/14/1932 4 New York Giants / 3rd / 31st pick / 1955
60 Buzz Guy 23 12 0 248 6-3 Duke 3/20/1936 1 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 34th pick / 1958
74 Art Hauser 30 4 0 237 6-0 Xavier (OH) 6/19/1929 5 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 58th pick / 1954
11 Don Heinrich 29 qb 8 2 182 6-0 Washington 9/19/1930 5 New York Giants / 3rd / 35th pick / 1952
70 Sam Huff*+ 25 MLB 12 0 230 6-1 West Virginia 10/4/1934 3 New York Giants / 3rd / 30th pick / 1956
75 Jim Katcavage 25 LDE 12 0 237 6-3 Dayton 10/28/1934 3 New York Giants / 4th / 45th pick / 1956
71 Ellison Kelly 24 12 0 235 6-1 Michigan St. 5/17/1935 Rook New York Giants / 5th / 59th pick / 1959
86 Bill Kimber 23 1 0 192 6-2 Florida St. 1/31/1936 Rook
24 Phil King 23 12 0 223 6-4 Vanderbilt 6/22/1936 1 New York Giants / 1st / 12th pick / 1958
89 Cliff Livingston 29 LLB 12 0 218 6-3 UCLA 7/2/1930 5
22 Dick Lynch 23 RDH 12 0 202 6-1 Notre Dame 4/29/1936 1 Washington Redskins / 6th / 66th pick / 1958
77 Dick Modzelewski 28 LDT 12 0 250 6-0 Maryland 2/16/1931 6 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1953
40 Joe Morrison 22 KR 12 0 210 6-1 Cincinnati 8/21/1937 Rook New York Giants / 3rd / 34th pick / 1959
25 Dick Nolan 27 LS 12 0 185 6-1 Maryland 3/26/1932 5 New York Giants / 4th / 41st pick / 1954
20 Jimmy Patton*+ 26 RS 11 0 183 5-11 Mississippi 9/29/1933 4 New York Giants / 8th / 92nd pick / 1955
81 Andy Robustelli*+ 34 RDE 12 0 230 6-1 Arnold 12/6/1925 8 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1951
44 Kyle Rote 31 LE 10 0 199 6-0 SMU 10/27/1928 8 New York Giants / 1st / 1st pick / 1951
78 Bob Schmidt 23 12 0 248 6-4 Minnesota 7/9/1936 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 159th pick / 1958
85 Bob Schnelker* 31 RE 11 0 214 6-3 Bowling Green 10/17/1928 6 Cleveland Browns / 29th / 377th pick / 1950
31 George Scott 22 7 0 180 6-1 Miami (OH) 7/14/1937 Rook New York Giants / 19th / 227th pick / 1959
82 Tom Scott 29 11 0 218 6-2 Virginia 9/3/1930 6 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1953
15 George Shaw 26 qb 5 1 183 6-1 Oregon 7/25/1933 4 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1955
48 Bill Stits 28 5 0 194 6-4 UCLA 7/26/1931 5 Detroit Lions / 4th / 44th pick / 1954
66 Jack Stroud 31 RG 12 0 235 6-1 Tennessee 1/29/1928 6 New York Giants / 5th / 61st pick / 1951
88 Pat Summerall 29 K 12 0 228 6-4 Arkansas 5/10/1930 7 Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1952
26 Don Sutherin 23 2 0 193 5-10 Ohio St. 2/29/1936 Rook New York Giants / 8th / 94th pick / 1958
84 Harland Svare 29 RLB 12 0 214 6-0 Washington St. 11/15/1930 6 Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 204th pick / 1953
33 Mel Triplett 28 FB 11 0 215 6-1 Toledo 12/24/1931 4 New York Giants / 5th / 56th pick / 1955
29 Alex Webster 28 RH 10 0 225 6-3 North Carolina St. 4/19/1931 4 Washington Redskins / 11th / 123rd pick / 1953
55 Ray Wietecha 31 C 12 12 225 6-1 Michigan St.,Northwestern 11/4/1928 6 New York Giants / 12th / 150th pick / 1950
72 Frank Youso 23 RT 12 0 257 6-4 Minnesota 7/5/1936 1 New York Giants / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1958
Team Total 26.9 12 217.7 6-1.6 3.9