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1966 New York Giants

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1-12-1, NFL East Division  · 1966 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -16.8, Offense: -3.0, Defense: -13.7, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 263 points (18.8/g), 12th of 15 in the NFL. Allowed 501 points (35.8/g), 15th.
 Differential of -238 points (-17.0/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 2.5-11.5.

Coach: Allie Sherman (1-12-1)

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 Earl Morrall 32 10 7 71 for 151, 1,105 yards, 7 td, 12 int, & 5 rushes for 12 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1956
HB Joe Morrison 29 7 0 67 rushes for 275 yards, 2 td, & 46 catches for 724 yards and 6 td New York Giants / 3rd / 34th pick / 1959
FB Chuck Mercein 23 1 0 94 rushes for 327 yards, 0 td, & 27 catches for 152 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 3rd / 31st pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 10th / 79th pick / 1965
FL Ernie Koy 24 1 0 8 catches for 43 yards, 0 td, & 66 rushes for 146 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1965
New York Giants / 11th / 141st pick / 1965
SE Homer Jones 25 2 0 48 catches for 1,044 yards, 8 td, & 5 rushes for 43 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1963
New York Giants / 20th / 278th pick / 1963
TE Aaron Thomas 29 5 0 43 catches for 683 yards, 4 td San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 47th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 16th / 126th pick / 1961
LT Willie Young 23 Rook 0
LG Pete Case 26 4 0 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 27th pick / 1962
C Greg Larson 27 5 0 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 6th / 81st pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 11th / 87th pick / 1961
RG Bookie Bolin 26 4 0 New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 14th / 107th pick / 1962
RT Francis Peay 22 Rook 0 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 15th pick / 1966
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jim Katcavage 32 10 0 New York Giants / 4th / 45th pick / 1956
LDT Jim Prestel 29 6 0 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 70th pick / 1959
RDT Don Davis 23 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 7th pick / 1966
New York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1966
RDE Rosey Davis 25 1 0 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 112th pick / 1965
LLB Jerry Hillebrand 26 3 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 10th pick / 1962
New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1962
MLB Mike Ciccolella 23 Rook 0 New York Giants / 18th / 239th pick / 1965
RLB Larry Vargo 27 4 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 150th pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 21st / 163rd pick / 1961
LCB Spider Lockhart* 23 1 0 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 13th / 169th pick / 1965
RCB Clarence Childs 28 2 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 20th / 154th pick / 1961
LS Wendell Harris 26 4 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 9th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 51st pick / 1962
RS Henry Carr 24 1 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 4th / 43rd pick / 1965
 Special Teams Starters
K Pete Gogolak 24 2 0 16 of 28 field goals & 29 of 31 extra points Buffalo Bills / 12th / 92nd pick / 1964
P Ernie Koy 24 1 0 49 punts for a 39.4 average, 0 blocked Houston Oilers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1965
New York Giants / 11th / 141st pick / 1965
PR Spider Lockhart* 23 1 0 17 punt returns for a 6.6 average and 0 td New York Giants / 13th / 169th pick / 1965
KR Clarence Childs 28 2 0 34 kick returns for a 25.1 average and 1 td Boston Patriots / 20th / 154th pick / 1961

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
63 Bookie Bolin 26 RG 14 0 240 6-2 Mississippi 6/17/1940 4 6 New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 14th / 107th pick / 1962
27 Steve Bowman 22 4 0 195 6-0 Alabama 11/30/1944 Rook 0 Oakland Raiders / 20th / 179th pick / 1966
New York Giants / 15th / 226th pick / 1966
28 Henry Carr 24 RS 14 0 190 6-3 Arizona St. 11/27/1942 1 4 New York Giants / 4th / 43rd pick / 1965
60 Jim Carroll 23 1 0 230 6-2 Notre Dame 5/6/1943 1 1 New York Giants / 12th / 155th pick / 1965
65 Pete Case 26 LG 14 0 245 6-3 Georgia 12/27/1940 4 6 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 27th pick / 1962
48 Clarence Childs 28 KR 14 0 186 5-11 Florida A&M 1/13/1938 2 4 Boston Patriots / 20th / 154th pick / 1961
58 Mike Ciccolella 23 MLB 14 0 225 6-0 Dayton 10/19/1943 Rook 3 New York Giants / 18th / 239th pick / 1965
83 Glen Condren 24 13 0 251 6-4 Oklahoma 6/10/1942 1 1 New York Jets / 19th / 147th pick / 1964
New York Giants / 11th / 152nd pick / 1964
89 Bobby Crespino 28 14 0 225 6-5 Mississippi 1/11/1938 5 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 6th / 44th pick / 1961
76 Don Davis 23 RDT 14 0 285 6-6 Los Angeles St. 12/16/1943 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 7th pick / 1966
New York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1966
66 Roger Davis 28 10 0 240 6-3 Syracuse 6/23/1938 6 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1960
77 Rosey Davis 25 RDE 7 0 260 6-5 Tennessee St. 11/29/1941 1 3 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 112th pick / 1965
62 Darrell Dess 31 10 0 243 6-0 North Carolina St. 7/11/1935 8 3 Washington Redskins / 11th / 126th pick / 1958
70 Jim Garcia 22 10 0 250 6-4 Purdue 3/7/1944 1 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 7th / 49th pick / 1965
3 Pete Gogolak 24 K 14 0 190 6-1 Cornell 4/18/1942 2 2 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 92nd pick / 1964
61 Charlie Harper 22 14 0 250 6-0 Oklahoma St. 8/14/1944 Rook 3 New York Giants / 8th / 113th pick / 1966
46 Phil Harris 22 14 0 195 6-0 Texas 9/13/1944 Rook 1 New York Giants / 7th / 104th pick / 1966
26 Wendell Harris 26 LS 13 0 185 5-11 LSU 10/2/1940 4 3 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 9th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 51st pick / 1962
87 Jerry Hillebrand 26 LLB 11 0 240 6-3 Colorado 3/28/1940 3 3 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 10th pick / 1962
New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1962
30 Allen Jacobs 25 14 0 215 6-1 Utah 5/19/1941 1 3 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 139th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 26th / 205th pick / 1964
45 Homer Jones 25 SE 14 0 215 6-2 Texas Southern 2/18/1941 2 11 Houston Oilers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1963
New York Giants / 20th / 278th pick / 1963
75 Jim Katcavage 32 LDE 14 0 237 6-3 Dayton 10/28/1934 10 3 New York Giants / 4th / 45th pick / 1956
18 Tom Kennedy 28 6 1 210 6-1 Los Angeles St. 11/27/1938 Rook 3
23 Ernie Koy 24 FL 13 0 230 6-3 Texas 10/22/1942 1 3 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1965
New York Giants / 11th / 141st pick / 1965
53 Greg Larson 27 C 14 0 250 6-3 Minnesota 11/15/1939 5 6 New York Giants / 6th / 81st pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 11th / 87th pick / 1961
41 Dan Lewis 30 13 0 199 6-1 Wisconsin 2/14/1936 8 2 Detroit Lions / 6th / 73rd pick / 1958
43 Spider Lockhart* 23 LCB 14 0 175 6-2 North Texas 4/6/1943 1 5 New York Giants / 13th / 169th pick / 1965
22 Dick Lynch 30 8 0 202 6-1 Notre Dame 4/29/1936 8 1 Washington Redskins / 6th / 66th pick / 1958
70 Bill Matan 23 3 0 240 6-4 Kansas St. 12/6/1943 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 74th pick / 1966
New York Giants / 8th / 118th pick / 1966
33 Pep Menefee 23 7 0 198 6-1 Cameron,New Mexico St. 1/1/1943 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 7th / 54th pick / 1966
29 Chuck Mercein 23 FB 13 0 225 6-2 Yale 4/9/1943 1 4 New York Giants / 3rd / 31st pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 10th / 79th pick / 1965
74 Jim Moran 24 10 0 275 6-5 Idaho 5/4/1942 2 1 New York Giants / 10th / 137th pick / 1964
11 Earl Morrall 32 QB 7 7 205 6-1 Michigan St. 5/17/1934 10 4 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1956
40 Joe Morrison 29 HB 14 0 210 6-1 Cincinnati 8/21/1937 7 10 New York Giants / 3rd / 34th pick / 1959
20 Jimmy Patton 33 13 0 183 5-11 Mississippi 9/29/1933 11 2 New York Giants / 8th / 92nd pick / 1955
78 Francis Peay 22 RT 9 0 250 6-5 Arizona,Cameron,Missouri 5/23/1944 Rook 5 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 15th pick / 1966
72 Jim Prestel 29 LDT 13 0 275 6-5 Idaho 6/28/1937 6 3 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 70th pick / 1959
33 Smith Reed 24 1 0 215 6-0 Alcorn St. 6/25/1942 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 37th pick / 1965
New York Giants / 19th / 253rd pick / 1965
55 Bob Scholtz 29 7 0 250 6-4 Notre Dame 12/25/1937 6 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 27th pick / 1960
38 Stan Sczurek 29 11 0 230 5-11 Purdue 3/7/1937 3 1 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 53rd pick / 1962
Buffalo Bills / 24th / 188th pick / 1962
85 Del Shofner 32 9 0 186 6-3 Baylor 12/11/1934 9 0 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1957
57 Jeff Smith 23 14 0 237 6-0 USC 11/12/1943 Rook 2 New York Giants / 10th / 151st pick / 1966
88 Aaron Thomas 29 TE 14 0 210 6-3 Oregon St. 11/7/1937 5 7 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 47th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 16th / 126th pick / 1961
27 Steve Thurlow 24 1 0 222 6-3 Stanford 4/25/1942 2 0 New York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1964
25 Larry Vargo 27 RLB 7 0 215 6-3 Detroit Mercy 4/5/1939 4 3 Detroit Lions / 11th / 150th pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 21st / 163rd pick / 1961
55 Joe Wellborn 22 7 0 230 6-2 Texas A&M 6/3/1944 Rook 2
81 Freeman White 23 14 0 225 6-5 Nebraska 12/17/1943 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 11th pick / 1966
New York Giants / 9th / 132nd pick / 1966
19 Gary Wood 24 qb 14 6 192 5-11 Cornell 2/5/1942 2 4 New York Giants / 8th / 109th pick / 1964
Boston Patriots / 17th / 132nd pick / 1964
69 Willie Young 23 LT 14 0 265 6-0 Grambling St. 6/27/1943 Rook 6
Team Total 25.8 14 224.4 6-2.0 3.0