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1972 New York Giants

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8-6-0, NFC East Division  · 1972 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.9, Offense: 3.5, Defense: 2.4, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 331 points (23.6/g), 8th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 247 points (17.6/g), 7th.
 Differential of 84 points (6.0/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 9.3-4.7.

Coach: Alex Webster (8-6-0)

Stadium: Yankee Stadium
 Training Camp: Monmouth University (West Long Branch, New Jersey)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Norm Snead* 33 11 13 196 for 325, 2,307 yards, 17 td, 12 int, & 10 rushes for 21 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 5th / 35th pick / 1961
RB Ron Johnson* 25 3 14 298 rushes for 1,182 yards, 9 td, & 45 catches for 451 yards and 5 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 20th pick / 1969
FB Charlie Evans 24 1 8 91 rushes for 317 yards, 4 td, & 26 catches for 182 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 14th / 356th pick / 1971
WR Don Herrmann 25 3 14 28 catches for 422 yards, 5 td, & 3 rushes for 9 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 15th / 379th pick / 1969
WR Rich Houston 27 3 14 27 catches for 468 yards, 3 td New York Giants / 4th / 92nd pick / 1969
TE Bob Tucker 27 2 14 55 catches for 764 yards, 4 td, & 3 rushes for 6 yards and 1 td
LT Willie Young 29 6 14 1 fumble recovered
LG Dick Enderle 25 3 14 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 158th pick / 1969
C Greg Larson 33 11 14 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 6th / 81st pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 11th / 87th pick / 1961
RG Doug Van Horn 28 6 14 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 39th pick / 1966
Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1966
RT Joe Taffoni 27 5 14 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 98th pick / 1967
 Defensive Starters
LDE Henry Reed 24 1 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 10th / 252nd pick / 1971
LDT Larry Jacobson 23 Rook 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 1st / 24th pick / 1972
RDT John Mendenhall 24 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 55th pick / 1972
RDE Jack Gregory* 28 5 14 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
LLB Jim Files 24 2 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1970
MLB Ron Hornsby 23 1 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 70th pick / 1971
RLB Pat Hughes 25 2 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 9th / 221st pick / 1970
LCB Pete Athas 26 1 14 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 257th pick / 1970
RCB Willie Williams 30 7 14 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 8th / 99th pick / 1965
SS Richmond Flowers 25 3 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 49th pick / 1969
FS Spider Lockhart 29 7 13 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 13th / 169th pick / 1965
 Special Teams Starters
K Pete Gogolak 30 8 0 21 of 31 field goals & 34 of 38 extra points Buffalo Bills / 12th / 92nd pick / 1964
P Tom Blanchard 24 1 0 47 punts for a 42.7 average, 1 blocked New York Giants / 12th / 304th pick / 1971
PR Pete Athas 26 1 14 8 punt returns for a 11.9 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 257th pick / 1970
KR Rocky Thompson 25 1 0 29 kick returns for a 28.3 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)
45 Pete Athas 26 LCB 14 14 185 5-11 Tennessee 9/15/1946 1 6 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 257th pick / 1970
15 Tom Blanchard 24 P 14 0 190 6-0 Oregon 5/28/1948 1 3 New York Giants / 12th / 304th pick / 1971
21 Otto Brown 25 13 0 188 6-1 Prairie View 1/12/1947 3 3
79 Carter Campbell 25 14 0 240 6-4 Weber St. 9/29/1947 2 4 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 191st pick / 1970
29 Vince Clements 23 4 2 210 6-3 Connecticut 1/4/1949 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 102nd pick / 1971
24 Chuck Crist 21 14 1 205 6-2 Penn St. 1/16/1951 Rook 3
51 John Douglas 27 14 1 228 6-2 Missouri 9/6/1945 2 4 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 97th pick / 1968
28 Bobby Duhon 26 4 0 195 6-0 Tulane 9/24/1946 4 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 70th pick / 1968
65 Mark Ellison 24 14 0 250 6-2 Dayton 4/15/1948 Rook 4 New York Giants / 11th / 278th pick / 1971
62 Dick Enderle 25 LG 14 14 250 6-2 Minnesota 11/6/1947 3 8 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 158th pick / 1969
31 Charlie Evans 24 FB 8 8 220 6-1 Utah,USC 1/10/1948 1 6 New York Giants / 14th / 356th pick / 1971
58 Jim Files 24 LLB 14 14 240 6-4 Oklahoma 1/16/1948 2 8 New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1970
44 Richmond Flowers 25 SS 14 14 180 6-0 Tennessee 6/13/1947 3 6 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 49th pick / 1969
83 Tom Gatewood 22 10 0 215 6-3 Notre Dame 3/7/1950 Rook 0 New York Giants / 5th / 107th pick / 1972
3 Pete Gogolak 30 K 14 0 190 6-1 Cornell 4/18/1942 8 3 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 92nd pick / 1964
68 Dan Goich 28 4 2 240 6-4 California 4/30/1944 3 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 121st pick / 1966
81 Jack Gregory* 28 RDE 14 14 250 6-5 Tenn-Chattanooga,Delta St. 10/3/1944 5 10 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
27 Bob Grim 27 13 0 200 6-0 Oregon St. 5/8/1945 5 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 28th pick / 1967
61 Charlie Harper 28 1 0 250 6-0 Oklahoma St. 8/14/1944 6 3 New York Giants / 8th / 113th pick / 1966
85 Don Herrmann 25 WR 14 14 205 6-2 Waynesburg 6/5/1947 3 7 New York Giants / 15th / 379th pick / 1969
52 John Hill 22 14 0 249 6-2 Lehigh 4/16/1950 Rook 4 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1972
67 Ron Hornsby 23 MLB 13 13 232 6-2 SE Louisiana 8/16/1949 1 6 New York Giants / 3rd / 70th pick / 1971
84 Rich Houston 27 WR 14 14 196 6-2 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/16/1945 3 8 New York Giants / 4th / 92nd pick / 1969
56 Pat Hughes 25 RLB 14 14 240 6-2 Boston Univ. 6/2/1947 2 7 New York Giants / 9th / 221st pick / 1970
70 Bob Hyland 27 10 0 255 6-5 Boston Col. 7/21/1945 5 4 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1967
75 Larry Jacobson 23 LDT 14 9 260 6-6 Nebraska 12/10/1949 Rook 7 New York Giants / 1st / 24th pick / 1972
11 Randy Johnson 28 qb 4 1 205 6-3 Texas A&M-Kingsville 6/17/1944 6 2 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 16th pick / 1966
Denver Broncos / 4th / 27th pick / 1966
30 Ron Johnson* 25 RB 14 14 205 6-1 Michigan 10/17/1947 3 20 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 20th pick / 1969
87 Rich Kotite 30 2 0 233 6-3 Miami (FL),Wagner 10/13/1942 5 0 Minnesota Vikings / 18th / 247th pick / 1965
53 Greg Larson 33 C 14 14 250 6-3 Minnesota 11/15/1939 11 8 New York Giants / 6th / 81st pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 11th / 87th pick / 1961
43 Spider Lockhart 29 FS 13 13 175 6-2 North Texas 4/6/1943 7 6 New York Giants / 13th / 169th pick / 1965
64 John Mendenhall 24 RDT 14 14 255 6-1 Grambling St. 12/3/1948 Rook 7 New York Giants / 3rd / 55th pick / 1972
40 Joe Morrison 35 14 0 210 6-1 Cincinnati 8/21/1937 13 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 34th pick / 1959
49 Joe Orduna 24 11 4 195 6-0 Nebraska 11/6/1948 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1971
80 Henry Reed 24 LDE 14 14 230 6-3 Weber St. 1/15/1948 1 7 New York Giants / 10th / 252nd pick / 1971
18 Eldridge Small 23 14 0 190 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/2/1949 Rook 2 New York Giants / 1st / 17th pick / 1972
16 Norm Snead* 33 QB 14 13 215 6-4 Wake Forest 7/31/1939 11 14 Washington Redskins / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 5th / 35th pick / 1961
72 Joe Taffoni 27 RT 14 14 255 6-3 West Virginia,Tenn-Martin 3/27/1945 5 8 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 98th pick / 1967
22 Rocky Thompson 25 KR 14 0 200 5-11 West Texas A&M 11/8/1947 1 1 New York Giants / 1st / 18th pick / 1971
71 Dave Tipton 23 14 3 245 6-6 Stanford 4/23/1949 1 3 New York Giants / 4th / 96th pick / 1971
38 Bob Tucker 27 TE 14 14 230 6-3 Bloomsburg 6/8/1945 2 12
63 Doug Van Horn 28 RG 14 14 245 6-3 Ohio St. 6/24/1944 6 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 39th pick / 1966
Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1966
41 Willie Williams 30 RCB 14 14 190 6-0 Grambling St. 12/29/1942 7 6 New York Giants / 8th / 99th pick / 1965
69 Willie Young 29 LT 14 14 265 6-0 Grambling St. 6/27/1943 6 8
Team Total 26.2 14 221.7 6-2.0 3.4