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1976 New York Giants

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3-11-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.4, Offense: -5.5, Defense: 2.1, SoS: 2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 170 points (12.1/g), 25th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 250 points (17.9/g), 14th.
 Differential of -80 points (-5.7/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 4.0-10.0.

Coach: Bill Arnsparger (0-7-0) and John McVay (3-4-0)

Stadium: Giants Stadium
 Training Camp: Pace University (Pleasantville, New York)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Craig Morton 33 11 12 153 for 284, 1,865 yards, 9 td, 20 int, & 15 rushes for 48 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 75th pick / 1965
RB Doug Kotar 25 2 14 185 rushes for 731 yards, 3 td, & 36 catches for 319 yards and 0 td
FB Larry Csonka 30 8 12 160 rushes for 569 yards, 4 td, & 6 catches for 39 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 8th pick / 1968
WR Ray Rhodes 26 2 11 16 catches for 305 yards, 1 td, & 2 rushes for 10 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 10th / 236th pick / 1974
WR Jim Robinson 23 Rook 7 18 catches for 249 yards, 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 15th / 367th pick / 1975
TE Bob Tucker 31 6 14 42 catches for 498 yards, 1 td
LT Tom Mullen 25 2 12 New York Giants / 2nd / 28th pick / 1974
LG Al Simpson 25 1 8 New York Giants / 2nd / 27th pick / 1975
C Karl Chandler 24 2 11
RG John Hicks 25 2 14 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1974
RT Doug Van Horn 32 10 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 39th pick / 1966
Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1966
 Defensive Starters
LDE George Martin 23 1 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 11th / 262nd pick / 1975
LDT Dave Gallagher 24 2 10 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 20th pick / 1974
RDT John Mendenhall 28 4 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 55th pick / 1972
RDE Jack Gregory 32 9 11 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
LLB Brad Van Pelt* 25 3 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 40th pick / 1973
MLB Harry Carson 23 Rook 8 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1976
RLB Brian Kelley 25 3 14 New York Giants / 14th / 353rd pick / 1973
LCB Bill Bryant 25 Rook 11 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 153rd pick / 1974
RCB Jim Stienke 26 3 13 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1973
SS Clyde Powers 25 2 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 5th / 119th pick / 1974
FS Rick Volk 31 9 8 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 45th pick / 1967
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Danelo 23 1 0 8 of 21 field goals & 20 of 21 extra points Miami Dolphins / 10th / 257th pick / 1975
P Dave Jennings 24 2 0 74 punts for a 41.3 average, 3 blocked
PR Jim Robinson 23 Rook 7 24 punt returns for a 4.4 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 15th / 367th pick / 1975
KR Jim Robinson 23 Rook 7 20 kick returns for a 22.2 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 15th / 367th pick / 1975

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
77 Troy Archer 21 14 7 250 6-4 Colorado 1/16/1955 Rook 4 New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1976
25 Gordon Bell 23 14 0 180 5-9 Michigan 12/25/1953 Rook 3 New York Giants / 4th / 104th pick / 1976
37 Bobby Brooks 25 4 4 195 6-1 Bishop 2/24/1951 2 3 New York Giants / 11th / 263rd pick / 1974
21 Bill Bryant 25 LCB 14 11 195 5-11 Grambling St. 1/15/1951 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 153rd pick / 1974
88 Danny Buggs 23 5 0 188 6-2 West Virginia 4/22/1953 1 0 New York Giants / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1975
53 Harry Carson 23 MLB 12 8 237 6-2 South Carolina St. 11/26/1953 Rook 4 New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1976
61 Karl Chandler 24 C 12 11 250 6-5 Princeton 2/15/1952 2 4
26 Rondy Colbert 22 db 14 2 185 5-9 Lamar 1/7/1954 1 3 New York Giants / 17th / 417th pick / 1975
57 Brad Cousino 23 6 0 218 6-0 Miami (OH) 4/5/1953 1 3
33 Steve Crosby 26 2 0 205 5-11 Kansas St.,Fort Hays St. 7/3/1950 2 0 New York Giants / 17th / 419th pick / 1974
39 Larry Csonka 30 FB 12 12 237 6-3 Syracuse 12/25/1946 8 4 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 8th pick / 1968
18 Joe Danelo 23 K 14 0 166 5-9 Washington St. 9/2/1953 1 1 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 257th pick / 1975
66 Rick Dvorak 24 14 0 240 6-4 Wichita St. 4/21/1952 2 3 New York Giants / 3rd / 55th pick / 1974
65 Bill Ellenbogen 26 g 11 2 258 6-5 Buffalo,Virginia Tech 12/8/1950 Rook 1
71 Dave Gallagher 24 LDT 14 10 256 6-4 Michigan 1/2/1952 2 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 20th pick / 1974
76 Mike Gibbons 25 t 11 2 262 6-4 SW Oklahoma St. 1/23/1951 Rook 2
84 Walker Gillette 29 13 7 200 6-5 Richmond 3/16/1947 6 2 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1970
81 Jack Gregory 32 RDE 11 11 250 6-5 Tenn-Chattanooga,Delta St. 10/3/1944 9 6 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
33 Bobby Hammond 24 2 0 171 5-10 Morgan St. 2/20/1952 Rook 0
74 John Hicks 25 RG 14 14 258 6-2 Ohio St. 3/21/1951 2 5 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1974
52 Ralph Hill 27 14 3 245 6-1 Florida A&M 11/10/1949 Rook 3
56 Pat Hughes 29 MLB 14 6 240 6-2 Boston Univ. 6/2/1947 6 4 New York Giants / 9th / 221st pick / 1970
13 Dave Jennings 24 P 14 0 203 6-4 St. Lawrence 6/8/1952 2 3
55 Brian Kelley 25 RLB 14 14 230 6-3 California Lutheran 9/1/1951 3 6 New York Giants / 14th / 353rd pick / 1973
44 Doug Kotar 25 RB 14 14 205 5-11 Kentucky 6/11/1951 2 8
54 Dan Lloyd 23 14 0 225 6-2 Washington 11/9/1953 Rook 4 New York Giants / 6th / 162nd pick / 1976
34 Larry Mallory 24 db 14 2 185 5-11 Tennessee St. 7/21/1952 Rook 3
89 Ed Marshall 29 6 2 199 6-4 Cameron 9/23/1947 5 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 275th pick / 1971
75 George Martin 23 LDE 14 14 245 6-4 Oregon 2/16/1953 1 7 New York Giants / 11th / 262nd pick / 1975
64 John Mendenhall 28 RDT 14 14 255 6-1 Grambling St. 12/3/1948 4 7 New York Giants / 3rd / 55th pick / 1972
62 Ron Mikolajczyk 26 LG 9 4 275 6-3 Marshall,Tampa 6/2/1950 Rook 3 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 127th pick / 1973
15 Craig Morton 33 QB 12 12 214 6-4 California 2/5/1943 11 6 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 75th pick / 1965
73 Tom Mullen 25 LT 12 12 248 6-3 SW Missouri St. 11/11/1951 2 5 New York Giants / 2nd / 28th pick / 1974
29 Clyde Powers 25 SS 14 13 195 6-1 Oklahoma 8/19/1951 2 7 New York Giants / 5th / 119th pick / 1974
82 Ray Rhodes 26 WR 13 11 185 5-11 TCU,Tulsa 10/20/1950 2 3 New York Giants / 10th / 236th pick / 1974
85 Jim Robinson 23 KR 12 7 170 5-9 Georgia Tech 1/3/1953 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 15th / 367th pick / 1975
59 Bob Schmit 26 2 0 220 6-1 Nebraska 6/28/1950 1 2
87 Gary Shirk 26 14 1 220 6-1 Morehead St. 2/23/1950 Rook 0
79 Al Simpson 25 LG 10 8 255 6-5 Colorado St. 7/27/1951 1 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 27th pick / 1975
16 Norm Snead 37 qb 3 2 215 6-4 Wake Forest 7/31/1939 15 1 Washington Redskins / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 5th / 35th pick / 1961
20 Jim Stienke 26 RCB 13 13 182 5-11 Texas St. 11/7/1950 3 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1973
48 Henry Stuckey 26 3 3 180 6-1 Missouri 8/24/1950 4 3 Detroit Lions / 8th / 197th pick / 1972
58 John Tate 23 2 0 230 6-2 Jackson St. 5/1/1953 Rook 2 New York Giants / 8th / 183rd pick / 1975
38 Bob Tucker 31 TE 14 14 230 6-3 Bloomsburg 6/8/1945 6 5
63 Doug Van Horn 32 RT 14 14 245 6-3 Ohio St. 6/24/1944 10 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 39th pick / 1966
Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1966
10 Brad Van Pelt* 25 LLB 14 14 235 6-5 Michigan St. 4/5/1951 3 9 New York Giants / 2nd / 40th pick / 1973
23 Rick Volk 31 FS 8 8 195 6-3 Michigan 3/15/1945 9 5 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 45th pick / 1967
88 Roger Wallace 24 3 0 180 5-11 Bowling Green 7/22/1952 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 12th / 293rd pick / 1974
36 Larry Watkins 30 13 1 230 6-2 Alcorn St. 10/5/1946 7 1
24 Marsh White 23 14 1 220 6-2 Arkansas 4/1/1953 1 2 New York Giants / 12th / 287th pick / 1975
33 Roscoe Word 24 4 0 170 5-11 Jackson St. 7/24/1952 2 3 New York Jets / 3rd / 74th pick / 1974
Team Total 25.9 14 218.2 6-1.7 2.8