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1961 New York Giants

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10-3-1, NFL East Division  · 1961 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.5, Offense: 3.4, Defense: 4.1, SoS: -3.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 368 points (26.3/g), 2nd of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 220 points (15.7/g), 1st.
 Differential of 148 points (10.6/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 10.8-3.2.

Coach: Allie Sherman (10-3-1)

Stadium: Yankee Stadium
 Training Camp: Fairfield University (Fairfield, Connecticut)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Y.A. Tittle* 35 13 10 163 for 285, 2,272 yards, 17 td, 12 int, & 25 rushes for 85 yards and 3 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1948
FB Alex Webster* 30 6 0 196 rushes for 928 yards, 2 td, & 26 catches for 313 yards and 3 td Washington Redskins / 11th / 123rd pick / 1953
LH Kyle Rote 33 10 0 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 53 catches for 805 yards and 7 td New York Giants / 1st / 1st pick / 1951
RH Joe Morrison 24 2 0 33 rushes for 48 yards, 1 td, & 11 catches for 67 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 3rd / 34th pick / 1959
SE Del Shofner*+ 27 4 0 68 catches for 1,125 yards, 11 td, & 1 rush for 6 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1957
TE Joe Walton 26 4 0 36 catches for 544 yards, 2 td Washington Redskins / 2nd / 21st pick / 1957
LT Rosey Brown+ 29 8 0 New York Giants / 27th / 321st pick / 1953
LG Darrell Dess 26 3 0 Washington Redskins / 11th / 126th pick / 1958
C Ray Wietecha 33 8 14 New York Giants / 12th / 150th pick / 1950
RG Jack Stroud 33 8 0 New York Giants / 5th / 61st pick / 1951
RT Greg Larson 22 Rook 0 New York Giants / 6th / 81st pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 11th / 87th pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jim Katcavage*+ 27 5 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 4th / 45th pick / 1956
LDT Dick Modzelewski 30 8 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1953
RDT Rosey Grier 29 6 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 31st pick / 1955
RDE Andy Robustelli* 36 10 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1951
LLB Cliff Livingston 31 7 0 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
MLB Sam Huff* 27 5 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 30th pick / 1956
RLB Tom Scott 31 8 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1953
LCB Erich Barnes*+ 26 3 0 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 42nd pick / 1958
RCB Dick Lynch 25 3 0 9 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 6th / 66th pick / 1958
LS Dick Nolan 29 7 0 New York Giants / 4th / 41st pick / 1954
RS Jimmy Patton*+ 28 6 0 8 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 8th / 92nd pick / 1955
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Summerall 31 9 0 14 of 34 field goals & 46 of 46 extra points Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1952
P Don Chandler 27 5 0 68 punts for a 43.9 average, 2 blocked New York Giants / 5th / 57th pick / 1956
PR Bill Stits 30 7 0 17 punt returns for a 7.8 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 4th / 44th pick / 1954
KR Joel Wells 26 Rook 0 12 kick returns for a 22.8 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1957

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
49 Erich Barnes*+ 26 LCB 14 0 201 6-2 Purdue 7/4/1935 3 18 Chicago Bears / 4th / 42nd pick / 1958
79 Rosey Brown+ 29 LT 14 0 255 6-3 Morgan St. 10/20/1932 8 11 New York Giants / 27th / 321st pick / 1953
34 Don Chandler 27 P 14 0 215 6-2 Florida 9/5/1934 5 3 New York Giants / 5th / 57th pick / 1956
42 Charlie Conerly 40 qb 13 4 185 6-1 Mississippi 9/19/1921 13 2 Washington Redskins / 13th / 127th pick / 1945
62 Darrell Dess 26 LG 14 0 243 6-0 North Carolina St. 7/11/1935 3 6 Washington Redskins / 11th / 126th pick / 1958
35 Bob Gaiters 23 14 0 210 5-11 New Mexico St. 2/26/1938 Rook 4 Denver Broncos / 1st / 1st pick / 1961
New York Giants / 2nd / 17th pick / 1961
76 Rosey Grier 29 RDT 14 0 284 6-5 Penn St. 7/14/1932 6 9 New York Giants / 3rd / 31st pick / 1955
11 Lee Grosscup 25 4 0 187 6-1 Washington,Utah 12/27/1936 1 0 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1959
12 Pete Hall 22 12 0 200 6-2 Marquette 2/28/1939 Rook 0 New York Giants / 12th / 144th pick / 1960
52 Larry Hayes 26 14 0 220 6-3 Vanderbilt 7/21/1935 Rook 3
70 Sam Huff* 27 MLB 14 0 230 6-1 West Virginia 10/4/1934 5 13 New York Giants / 3rd / 30th pick / 1956
72 Chuck Janerette 23 14 0 253 6-3 Penn St. 12/1/1938 1 5 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 49th pick / 1960
41 Gene Johnson 26 3 0 187 6-0 Cincinnati 9/18/1935 2 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 99th pick / 1959
75 Jim Katcavage*+ 27 LDE 14 0 237 6-3 Dayton 10/28/1934 5 17 New York Giants / 4th / 45th pick / 1956
24 Phil King 25 5 0 223 6-4 Vanderbilt 6/22/1936 3 0 New York Giants / 1st / 12th pick / 1958
53 Greg Larson 22 RT 14 0 250 6-3 Minnesota 11/15/1939 Rook 6 New York Giants / 6th / 81st pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 11th / 87th pick / 1961
89 Cliff Livingston 31 LLB 13 0 218 6-3 UCLA 7/2/1930 7 11
22 Dick Lynch 25 RCB 14 0 202 6-1 Notre Dame 4/29/1936 3 9 Washington Redskins / 6th / 66th pick / 1958
77 Dick Modzelewski 30 LDT 14 0 250 6-0 Maryland 2/16/1931 8 9 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1953
40 Joe Morrison 24 RH 13 0 210 6-1 Cincinnati 8/21/1937 2 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 34th pick / 1959
25 Dick Nolan 29 LS 9 0 185 6-1 Maryland 3/26/1932 7 6 New York Giants / 4th / 41st pick / 1954
20 Jimmy Patton*+ 28 RS 14 0 183 5-11 Mississippi 9/29/1933 6 15 New York Giants / 8th / 92nd pick / 1955
81 Andy Robustelli* 36 RDE 14 0 230 6-1 Arnold 12/6/1925 10 12 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1951
44 Kyle Rote 33 LH 14 0 199 6-0 SMU 10/27/1928 10 9 New York Giants / 1st / 1st pick / 1951
82 Tom Scott 31 RLB 13 0 218 6-2 Virginia 9/3/1930 8 9 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1953
85 Del Shofner*+ 27 SE 14 0 186 6-3 Baylor 12/11/1934 4 12 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1957
83 Bob Simms 23 14 0 230 6-1 Rutgers 9/3/1938 1 4 New York Giants / 10th / 120th pick / 1960
61 Zeke Smith 25 12 0 235 6-2 Auburn 9/29/1936 1 4 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 48th pick / 1959
48 Bill Stits 30 PR 10 0 194 6-4 UCLA 7/26/1931 7 0 Detroit Lions / 4th / 44th pick / 1954
66 Jack Stroud 33 RG 12 0 235 6-1 Tennessee 1/29/1928 8 6 New York Giants / 5th / 61st pick / 1951
88 Pat Summerall 31 K 14 0 228 6-4 Arkansas 5/10/1930 9 3 Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1952
14 Y.A. Tittle* 35 QB 13 10 192 6-0 LSU 10/24/1926 13 10 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1948
65 Mickey Walker 22 14 0 235 6-0 Michigan St. 10/14/1939 Rook 3 New York Titans / 23rd / 181st pick / 1961
80 Joe Walton 26 TE 12 0 202 5-11 Pittsburgh 12/15/1935 4 6 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 21st pick / 1957
21 Allan Webb 28 10 0 180 5-11 Arnold 1/22/1933 Rook 4
29 Alex Webster* 30 FB 14 0 225 6-3 North Carolina St. 4/19/1931 6 11 Washington Redskins / 11th / 123rd pick / 1953
28 Joel Wells 26 KR 14 0 200 6-1 Clemson 11/26/1935 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1957
55 Ray Wietecha 33 C 14 14 225 6-1 Michigan St.,Northwestern 11/4/1928 8 6 New York Giants / 12th / 150th pick / 1950
Team Total 27.9 14 216.9 6-1.5 4.7