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1971 New York Giants

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4-10-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.0, Offense: -1.7, Defense: -6.3, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 228 points (16.3/g), 21st of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 362 points (25.9/g), 25th.
 Differential of -134 points (-9.6/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 3.5-10.5.

Coach: Alex Webster (4-10-0)

Stadium: Yankee Stadium
 Training Camp: Long Island University - C.W. Post (Brookville, New York)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Fran Tarkenton 31 10 13 226 for 386, 2,567 yards, 11 td, 21 int, & 30 rushes for 111 yards and 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
RB Bobby Duhon 25 3 11 93 rushes for 344 yards, 1 td, & 25 catches for 266 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 3rd / 70th pick / 1968
FB Tucker Frederickson 28 6 8 64 rushes for 242 yards, 0 td, & 21 catches for 114 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
WR Don Herrmann 24 2 8 27 catches for 297 yards, 1 td New York Giants / 15th / 379th pick / 1969
WR Rich Houston 26 2 12 24 catches for 426 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for 2 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 4th / 92nd pick / 1969
TE Bob Tucker 26 1 12 59 catches for 791 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td
LT Willie Young 28 5 14
LG Bob Hyland 26 4 14 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1967
C Greg Larson 32 10 14 New York Giants / 6th / 81st pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 11th / 87th pick / 1961
RG Doug Van Horn 27 5 12 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 39th pick / 1966
Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1966
RT Charlie Harper 27 5 14 New York Giants / 8th / 113th pick / 1966
 Defensive Starters
LDE Henry Reed 23 Rook 9 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 10th / 252nd pick / 1971
LDT Jim Kanicki 30 8 9 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 52nd pick / 1963
RDT Roland Lakes 32 10 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 24th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 9th / 66th pick / 1961
RDE Fred Dryer 25 2 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1969
LLB Ralph Heck 30 8 4 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 144th pick / 1963
MLB Jim Files 23 1 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1970
RLB John Douglas 26 1 14 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 97th pick / 1968
LCB Otto Brown 24 2 8
RCB Willie Williams 29 6 10 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 8th / 99th pick / 1965
SS Scott Eaton 27 4 12 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 8th / 187th pick / 1967
FS Spider Lockhart 28 6 13 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 13th / 169th pick / 1965
 Special Teams Starters
K Pete Gogolak 29 7 0 6 of 17 field goals & 30 of 30 extra points Buffalo Bills / 12th / 92nd pick / 1964
P Tom Blanchard 23 Rook 0 66 punts for a 40.6 average, 0 blocked New York Giants / 12th / 304th pick / 1971
PR Bobby Duhon 25 3 11 12 punt returns for a 6.4 average and 0 td New York Giants / 3rd / 70th pick / 1968
KR Rocky Thompson 24 Rook 1 36 kick returns for a 26.3 average and 1 td New York Giants / 1st / 18th pick / 1971

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
60 Steve Alexakos 25 10 0 250 6-2 Arizona St.,San Jose St. 12/15/1946 1 3 Boston Patriots / 9th / 209th pick / 1969
45 Pete Athas 25 13 5 185 5-11 Tennessee 9/15/1946 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 257th pick / 1970
15 Tom Blanchard 23 P 14 0 190 6-0 Oregon 5/28/1948 Rook 2 New York Giants / 12th / 304th pick / 1971
21 Otto Brown 24 LCB 12 8 188 6-1 Prairie View 1/12/1947 2 4
83 Skip Butler 24 1 0 201 6-1 Texas-Arlington 10/21/1947 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 96th pick / 1970
34 Junior Coffey 29 6 2 215 6-2 Washington 3/21/1942 6 1 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 94th pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 16th / 122nd pick / 1965
51 John Douglas 26 RLB 14 14 228 6-2 Missouri 9/6/1945 1 4 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 97th pick / 1968
89 Fred Dryer 25 RDE 14 14 240 6-6 San Diego St. 7/6/1946 2 5 New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1969
28 Bobby Duhon 25 PR 13 11 195 6-0 Tulane 9/24/1946 3 5 New York Giants / 3rd / 70th pick / 1968
20 Scott Eaton 27 SS 12 12 205 6-3 Oregon St. 8/20/1944 4 4 New York Giants / 8th / 187th pick / 1967
31 Charlie Evans 23 6 2 220 6-1 Utah,USC 1/10/1948 Rook 2 New York Giants / 14th / 356th pick / 1971
58 Jim Files 23 MLB 14 14 240 6-4 Oklahoma 1/16/1948 1 5 New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1970
44 Richmond Flowers 24 8 1 180 6-0 Tennessee 6/13/1947 2 2 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 49th pick / 1969
24 Tucker Frederickson 28 FB 10 8 220 6-2 Auburn 1/12/1943 6 3 New York Giants / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
3 Pete Gogolak 29 K 14 0 190 6-1 Cornell 4/18/1942 7 1 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 92nd pick / 1964
33 Joe Green 23 14 2 195 5-11 Bowling Green 11/20/1948 1 3
77 Dick Hanson 22 3 0 280 6-6 North Dakota St. 12/25/1949 Rook 2
61 Charlie Harper 27 RT 14 14 250 6-0 Oklahoma St. 8/14/1944 5 6 New York Giants / 8th / 113th pick / 1966
55 Ralph Heck 30 LLB 11 4 230 6-1 Colorado 11/6/1941 8 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 144th pick / 1963
85 Don Herrmann 24 WR 9 8 205 6-2 Waynesburg 6/5/1947 2 3 New York Giants / 15th / 379th pick / 1969
67 Ron Hornsby 22 14 10 232 6-2 SE Louisiana 8/16/1949 Rook 2 New York Giants / 3rd / 70th pick / 1971
84 Rich Houston 26 WR 13 12 196 6-2 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/16/1945 2 4 New York Giants / 4th / 92nd pick / 1969
56 Pat Hughes 24 14 0 240 6-2 Boston Univ. 6/2/1947 1 2 New York Giants / 9th / 221st pick / 1970
70 Bob Hyland 26 LG 14 14 255 6-5 Boston Col. 7/21/1945 4 6 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1967
11 Randy Johnson 27 qb 5 1 205 6-3 Texas A&M-Kingsville 6/17/1944 5 2 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 16th pick / 1966
Denver Broncos / 4th / 27th pick / 1966
30 Ron Johnson 24 2 2 205 6-1 Michigan 10/17/1947 2 1 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 20th pick / 1969
73 Jim Kanicki 30 LDT 14 9 270 6-4 Michigan St. 12/17/1941 8 4 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 52nd pick / 1963
87 Rich Kotite 29 14 2 233 6-3 Miami (FL),Wagner 10/13/1942 4 1 Minnesota Vikings / 18th / 247th pick / 1965
76 Roland Lakes 32 RDT 14 13 279 6-4 Wichita St. 12/25/1939 10 4 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 24th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 9th / 66th pick / 1961
53 Greg Larson 32 C 14 14 250 6-3 Minnesota 11/15/1939 10 6 New York Giants / 6th / 81st pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 11th / 87th pick / 1961
43 Spider Lockhart 28 FS 13 13 175 6-2 North Texas 4/6/1943 6 5 New York Giants / 13th / 169th pick / 1965
71 Bob Lurtsema 29 7 5 250 6-6 Michigan Tech,West. Michigan 3/29/1942 4 2
18 Clifton McNeil 31 6 6 187 6-2 Grambling St. 5/25/1940 7 2 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 151st pick / 1962
26 Bennie McRae 32 8 5 180 6-0 Michigan 12/8/1939 9 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 21st pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 8th / 62nd pick / 1962
40 Joe Morrison 34 13 3 210 6-1 Cincinnati 8/21/1937 12 4 New York Giants / 3rd / 34th pick / 1959
80 Henry Reed 23 LDE 14 9 230 6-3 Weber St. 1/15/1948 Rook 5 New York Giants / 10th / 252nd pick / 1971
74 Dave Roller 22 14 0 270 6-2 Kentucky 10/28/1949 Rook 2 New York Giants / 13th / 330th pick / 1971
83 Reggie Rucker 24 4 0 195 6-2 Boston Univ. 9/21/1947 1 0
75 Jerry Shay 27 6 6 250 6-3 Purdue 7/10/1944 5 2 Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1966
Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1966
10 Fran Tarkenton 31 QB 13 13 190 6-0 Georgia 2/3/1940 10 9 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
22 Rocky Thompson 24 KR 14 1 200 5-11 West Texas A&M 11/8/1947 Rook 3 New York Giants / 1st / 18th pick / 1971
71 Dave Tipton 22 5 0 245 6-6 Stanford 4/23/1949 Rook 2 New York Giants / 4th / 96th pick / 1971
38 Bob Tucker 26 TE 12 12 230 6-3 Bloomsburg 6/8/1945 1 7
63 Doug Van Horn 27 RG 12 12 245 6-3 Ohio St. 6/24/1944 5 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 39th pick / 1966
Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1966
79 Vern Vanoy 25 6 0 275 6-8 Kansas 12/31/1946 Rook 2 New York Giants / 3rd / 60th pick / 1969
78 Wayne Walton 23 14 2 255 6-5 Abilene Christian 10/15/1948 Rook 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 44th pick / 1971
41 Willie Williams 29 RCB 10 10 190 6-0 Grambling St. 12/29/1942 6 5 New York Giants / 8th / 99th pick / 1965
65 Willie Young 28 LT 14 14 265 6-0 Grambling St. 6/27/1943 5 4
88 Coleman Zeno 25 2 1 210 6-4 Grambling St. 11/18/1946 Rook 1 New York Giants / 17th / 434th pick / 1971
Team Total 26.3 14 222.9 6-2.2 3.4