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1974 New York Giants

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2-12-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.6, Offense: -3.5, Defense: -2.1, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 195 points (13.9/g), 22nd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 299 points (21.4/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -104 points (-7.4/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 3.7-10.3.

Coach: Bill Arnsparger (2-12-0)

Stadium: Yale Bowl
 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 Craig Morton 31 9 7 122 for 237, 1,510 yards, 9 td, 13 int, & 4 rushes for 5 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 75th pick / 1965
RB Doug Kotar 23 Rook 7 106 rushes for 396 yards, 4 td, & 10 catches for 57 yards and 0 td
FB Joe Dawkins 26 4 13 156 rushes for 561 yards, 2 td, & 46 catches for 332 yards and 3 td Houston Oilers / 10th / 249th pick / 1970
WR Walker Gillette 27 4 7 29 catches for 466 yards, 3 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1970
WR Bob Grim 29 7 14 28 catches for 466 yards, 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 28th pick / 1967
TE Bob Tucker 29 4 13 41 catches for 496 yards, 2 td
LT Willie Young 31 8 12
LG Tom Mullen 23 Rook 11 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 28th pick / 1974
C Bob Hyland 29 7 9 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1967
RG John Hicks 23 Rook 14 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1974
RT Doug Van Horn 30 8 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 39th pick / 1966
Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1966
 Defensive Starters
LDE Roy Hilton 31 9 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 8th / 59th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 15th / 210th pick / 1965
LDT Gary Pettigrew 30 8 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 20th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 6th / 49th pick / 1966
RDT John Mendenhall 26 2 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 55th pick / 1972
RDE Jack Gregory 30 7 14 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
LLB Brad Van Pelt 23 1 11 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 40th pick / 1973
MLB Brian Kelley 23 1 10 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 14th / 353rd pick / 1973
RLB Pat Hughes 27 4 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 9th / 221st pick / 1970
LCB Pete Athas 28 3 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 257th pick / 1970
RCB Eldridge Small 25 2 10 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 17th pick / 1972
SS Chuck Crist 23 2 10 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
FS Spider Lockhart 31 9 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 13th / 169th pick / 1965
 Special Teams Starters
K Pete Gogolak 32 10 0 10 of 19 field goals & 21 of 23 extra points Buffalo Bills / 12th / 92nd pick / 1964
P Dave Jennings 22 Rook 0 68 punts for a 39.8 average, 2 blocked
PR Pete Athas 28 3 14 20 punt returns for a 9.0 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 257th pick / 1970
KR Leon McQuay 24 Rook 2 25 kick returns for a 27.6 average and 0 td New York Giants / 5th / 119th pick / 1973

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
45 Pete Athas 28 LCB 14 14 185 5-11 Tennessee 9/15/1946 3 4 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 257th pick / 1970
37 Bobby Brooks 23 14 0 195 6-1 Bishop 2/24/1951 Rook 2 New York Giants / 11th / 263rd pick / 1974
61 Karl Chandler 22 c 14 0 250 6-5 Princeton 2/15/1952 Rook 2
88 Don Clune 22 4 0 195 6-3 Pennsylvania 7/31/1952 Rook 0 New York Giants / 5th / 107th pick / 1974
24 Chuck Crist 23 SS 13 10 205 6-2 Penn St. 1/16/1951 2 4
33 Steve Crosby 24 9 0 205 5-11 Kansas St.,Fort Hays St. 7/3/1950 Rook 1 New York Giants / 17th / 419th pick / 1974
26 Joe Dawkins 26 FB 14 13 223 6-0 Wisconsin 1/27/1948 4 8 Houston Oilers / 10th / 249th pick / 1970
12 Jim Del Gaizo 27 qb 4 3 198 6-1 Tampa,Syracuse 5/31/1947 2 1
66 Rick Dvorak 22 13 0 240 6-4 Wichita St. 4/21/1952 Rook 2 New York Giants / 3rd / 55th pick / 1974
62 Dick Enderle 27 14 3 250 6-2 Minnesota 11/6/1947 5 3 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 158th pick / 1969
84 Walker Gillette 27 WR 11 7 200 6-5 Richmond 3/16/1947 4 5 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1970
83 Chip Glass 27 13 1 235 6-4 Florida St. 6/25/1947 5 0 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1969
3 Pete Gogolak 32 K 14 0 190 6-1 Cornell 4/18/1942 10 2 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 92nd pick / 1964
81 Jack Gregory 30 RDE 14 14 250 6-5 Tenn-Chattanooga,Delta St. 10/3/1944 7 4 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
27 Bob Grim 29 WR 14 14 200 6-0 Oregon St. 5/8/1945 7 5 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 28th pick / 1967
72 George Hasenohrl 23 5 2 260 6-1 Ohio St. 3/10/1951 Rook 2 New York Giants / 8th / 198th pick / 1973
85 Don Herrmann 27 8 7 205 6-2 Waynesburg 6/5/1947 5 1 New York Giants / 15th / 379th pick / 1969
74 John Hicks 23 RG 14 14 258 6-2 Ohio St. 3/21/1951 Rook 6 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1974
52 John Hill 24 12 7 249 6-2 Lehigh 4/16/1950 2 3 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1972
78 Roy Hilton 31 LDE 14 14 240 6-6 Jackson St. 3/23/1943 9 5 Houston Oilers / 8th / 59th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 15th / 210th pick / 1965
67 Ron Hornsby 25 9 4 232 6-2 SE Louisiana 8/16/1949 3 2 New York Giants / 3rd / 70th pick / 1971
56 Pat Hughes 27 RLB 14 14 240 6-2 Boston Univ. 6/2/1947 4 5 New York Giants / 9th / 221st pick / 1970
70 Bob Hyland 29 C 11 9 255 6-5 Boston Col. 7/21/1945 7 5 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1967
22 Honor Jackson 26 12 0 195 6-1 Pacific 11/21/1948 2 2 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 233rd pick / 1971
75 Larry Jacobson 25 11 3 260 6-6 Nebraska 12/10/1949 2 2 New York Giants / 1st / 24th pick / 1972
29 Ed Jenkins 24 4 0 210 6-2 Holy Cross 8/31/1950 2 0 Miami Dolphins / 11th / 285th pick / 1972
13 Dave Jennings 22 P 14 0 203 6-4 St. Lawrence 6/8/1952 Rook 2
30 Ron Johnson 27 11 6 205 6-1 Michigan 10/17/1947 5 4 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 20th pick / 1969
55 Brian Kelley 23 MLB 13 10 230 6-3 California Lutheran 9/1/1951 1 4 New York Giants / 14th / 353rd pick / 1973
44 Doug Kotar 23 RB 12 7 205 5-11 Kentucky 6/11/1951 Rook 4
43 Spider Lockhart 31 FS 14 14 175 6-2 North Texas 4/6/1943 9 4 New York Giants / 13th / 169th pick / 1965
25 Leon McQuay 24 KR 13 2 200 5-9 Tampa 3/19/1950 Rook 3 New York Giants / 5th / 119th pick / 1973
64 John Mendenhall 26 RDT 13 13 255 6-1 Grambling St. 12/3/1948 2 4 New York Giants / 3rd / 55th pick / 1972
15 Craig Morton 31 QB 8 7 214 6-4 California 2/5/1943 9 6 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 75th pick / 1965
73 Tom Mullen 23 LG 11 11 248 6-3 SW Missouri St. 11/11/1951 Rook 5 New York Giants / 2nd / 28th pick / 1974
71 Gary Pettigrew 30 LDT 5 4 255 6-5 Stanford 10/10/1944 8 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 20th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 6th / 49th pick / 1966
76 Jim Pietrzak 21 14 3 260 6-5 East. Michigan 2/21/1953 Rook 3 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1974
39 Clyde Powers 23 ss 14 4 195 6-1 Oklahoma 8/19/1951 Rook 2 New York Giants / 5th / 119th pick / 1974
80 Henry Reed 26 13 3 230 6-3 Weber St. 1/15/1948 3 2 New York Giants / 10th / 252nd pick / 1971
82 Ray Rhodes 24 14 0 185 5-11 TCU,Tulsa 10/20/1950 Rook 4 New York Giants / 10th / 236th pick / 1974
57 Andy Selfridge 25 rlb 14 3 218 6-3 Virginia 1/12/1949 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 13th / 321st pick / 1972
54 Bill Singletary 23 3 0 233 6-2 Temple 3/18/1951 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 97th pick / 1973
18 Eldridge Small 25 RCB 12 10 190 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/2/1949 2 4 New York Giants / 1st / 17th pick / 1972
16 Norm Snead 35 qb 5 4 215 6-4 Wake Forest 7/31/1939 13 2 Washington Redskins / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 5th / 35th pick / 1961
20 Jim Stienke 24 13 4 182 5-11 Texas St. 11/7/1950 1 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1973
87 John Strada 22 1 0 230 6-3 William Jewell 11/13/1952 Rook 0
19 Carl Summerell 23 7 0 208 6-4 East Carolina 12/6/1951 Rook 0 New York Giants / 4th / 80th pick / 1974
38 Bob Tucker 29 TE 13 13 230 6-3 Bloomsburg 6/8/1945 4 6
63 Doug Van Horn 30 RT 14 14 245 6-3 Ohio St. 6/24/1944 8 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 39th pick / 1966
Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1966
10 Brad Van Pelt 23 LLB 12 11 235 6-5 Michigan St. 4/5/1951 1 5 New York Giants / 2nd / 40th pick / 1973
72 Carl Wafer 23 1 0 250 6-4 Tennessee St. 1/17/1951 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1974
69 Willie Young 31 LT 12 12 265 6-0 Grambling St. 6/27/1943 8 5
34 Mickey Zofko 25 7 0 195 6-3 Auburn 6/8/1949 3 0 Detroit Lions / 9th / 229th pick / 1971
Team Total 25.8 14 222.3 6-2.3 3.1