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1977 New York Giants

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5-9-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.2, Offense: -4.0, Defense: -2.2, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 181 points (12.9/g), 24th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 265 points (18.9/g), 21st.
 Differential of -84 points (-6.0/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 4.0-10.0.

Coach: John McVay (5-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Gibson
 Defensive Coordinator: Marty Schottenheimer

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Joe Pisarcik 25 Rook 11 103 for 241, 1,346 yards, 4 td, 14 int, & 27 rushes for 57 yards and 2 td
RB Doug Kotar 26 3 11 132 rushes for 480 yards, 2 td, & 15 catches for 73 yards and 0 td
FB Larry Csonka 31 9 13 134 rushes for 464 yards, 1 td, & 2 catches for 20 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 8th pick / 1968
WR Emery Moorehead 23 Rook 7 12 catches for 143 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 5 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 6th / 153rd pick / 1977
WR Jim Robinson 24 1 14 22 catches for 422 yards, 3 td Atlanta Falcons / 15th / 367th pick / 1975
TE Gary Shirk 27 1 10 16 catches for 280 yards, 2 td
LT Gordon Gravelle 28 5 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1972
LG Doug Van Horn 33 11 14 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 39th pick / 1966
Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1966
C Karl Chandler 25 3 10
RG John Hicks 26 3 8 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1974
RT Ron Mikolajczyk 27 1 13 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 5th / 127th pick / 1973
 Defensive Starters
LDE George Martin 24 2 9 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 11th / 262nd pick / 1975
LDT John Mendenhall 29 5 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 55th pick / 1972
RDT Troy Archer 22 1 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1976
RDE Jack Gregory 33 10 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
LLB Brad Van Pelt* 26 4 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 40th pick / 1973
MLB Harry Carson 24 1 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1976
RLB Brian Kelley 26 4 13 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 14th / 353rd pick / 1973
LCB Bill Bryant 26 1 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 153rd pick / 1974
RCB Ray Rhodes 27 3 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 10th / 236th pick / 1974
SS Clyde Powers 26 3 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 5th / 119th pick / 1974
FS Jim Stienke 27 4 14 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1973
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Danelo 24 2 0 14 of 23 field goals & 19 of 20 extra points Miami Dolphins / 10th / 257th pick / 1975
P Dave Jennings 25 3 0 100 punts for a 39.9 average, 0 blocked
PR Bobby Hammond 25 1 4 32 punt returns for a 10.4 average and 1 td
KR Bobby Hammond 25 1 4 19 kick returns for a 22.1 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
77 Troy Archer 22 RDT 14 14 250 6-4 Colorado 1/16/1955 1 7 New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1976
25 Gordon Bell 24 10 0 180 5-9 Michigan 12/25/1953 1 1 New York Giants / 4th / 104th pick / 1976
83 Boyd Brown 25 6 0 222 6-4 Alcorn St. 5/24/1952 3 0 Denver Broncos / 17th / 432nd pick / 1974
21 Bill Bryant 26 LCB 14 14 195 5-11 Grambling St. 1/15/1951 1 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 153rd pick / 1974
53 Harry Carson 24 MLB 14 14 237 6-2 South Carolina St. 11/26/1953 1 7 New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1976
61 Karl Chandler 25 C 14 10 250 6-5 Princeton 2/15/1952 3 3
39 Larry Csonka 31 FB 14 13 237 6-3 Syracuse 12/25/1946 9 4 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 8th pick / 1968
18 Joe Danelo 24 K 14 0 166 5-9 Washington St. 9/2/1953 2 4 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 257th pick / 1975
15 Randy Dean 22 1 0 195 6-3 Northwestern 6/10/1955 Rook 0 New York Giants / 5th / 117th pick / 1977
84 Al Dixon 23 8 0 230 6-5 Iowa St. 4/5/1954 Rook 1 New York Giants / 7th / 178th pick / 1977
66 Rick Dvorak 25 5 0 240 6-4 Wichita St. 4/21/1952 3 3 New York Giants / 3rd / 55th pick / 1974
65 Bill Ellenbogen 27 12 0 258 6-5 Buffalo,Virginia Tech 12/8/1950 1 2
79 Mike Gibbons 26 t 5 4 262 6-4 SW Oklahoma St. 1/23/1951 1 1
12 Jerry Golsteyn 23 qb 6 3 207 6-4 Northern Illinois 8/6/1954 Rook 1 New York Giants / 12th / 333rd pick / 1976
71 Gordon Gravelle 28 LT 14 14 250 6-5 BYU 6/12/1949 5 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1972
81 Jack Gregory 33 RDE 14 14 250 6-5 Tenn-Chattanooga,Delta St. 10/3/1944 10 7 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
33 Bobby Hammond 25 KR 14 4 171 5-10 Morgan St. 2/20/1952 1 7
30 Harold Hart 25 1 0 206 6-0 Texas Southern 7/13/1952 3 0 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 279th pick / 1974
74 John Hicks 26 RG 10 8 258 6-2 Ohio St. 3/21/1951 3 4 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1974
52 Ralph Hill 28 12 4 245 6-1 Florida A&M 11/10/1949 1 2
13 Dave Jennings 25 P 14 0 203 6-4 St. Lawrence 6/8/1952 3 3
70 Gary Jeter 22 lde 14 5 259 6-4 USC 1/24/1955 Rook 3 New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1977
31 Ernie Jones 24 14 0 180 6-3 Miami (FL) 1/3/1953 1 4 Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 153rd pick / 1976
55 Brian Kelley 26 RLB 13 13 230 6-3 California Lutheran 9/1/1951 4 6 New York Giants / 14th / 353rd pick / 1973
44 Doug Kotar 26 RB 12 11 205 5-11 Kentucky 6/11/1951 3 4
54 Dan Lloyd 24 14 1 225 6-2 Washington 11/9/1953 1 4 New York Giants / 6th / 162nd pick / 1976
34 Larry Mallory 25 14 0 185 5-11 Tennessee St. 7/21/1952 1 3
51 Frank Marion 26 3 0 227 6-3 Florida A&M 3/16/1951 Rook 2
89 Ed Marshall 30 wr 14 0 199 6-4 Cameron 9/23/1947 6 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 275th pick / 1971
75 George Martin 24 LDE 10 9 245 6-4 Oregon 2/16/1953 2 7 New York Giants / 11th / 262nd pick / 1975
64 John Mendenhall 29 LDT 14 14 255 6-1 Grambling St. 12/3/1948 5 7 New York Giants / 3rd / 55th pick / 1972
62 Ron Mikolajczyk 27 RT 14 13 275 6-3 Marshall,Tampa 6/2/1950 1 4 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 127th pick / 1973
80 Emery Moorehead 23 WR 13 7 218 6-2 Colorado 3/22/1954 Rook 2 New York Giants / 6th / 153rd pick / 1977
73 Tom Mullen 26 8 3 248 6-3 SW Missouri St. 11/11/1951 3 2 New York Giants / 2nd / 28th pick / 1974
86 Johnny Perkins 24 13 7 205 6-2 Abilene Christian 4/21/1953 Rook 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1977
76 Jim Pietrzak 24 14 0 260 6-5 East. Michigan 2/21/1953 3 2 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1974
9 Joe Pisarcik 25 QB 13 11 220 6-4 New Mexico St. 7/2/1952 Rook 4
29 Clyde Powers 26 SS 14 14 195 6-1 Oklahoma 8/19/1951 3 7 New York Giants / 5th / 119th pick / 1974
28 Beasley Reece 23 10 0 193 6-1 North Texas 3/18/1954 1 3 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 264th pick / 1976
22 Ray Rhodes 27 RCB 14 14 185 5-11 TCU,Tulsa 10/20/1950 3 7 New York Giants / 10th / 236th pick / 1974
85 Jim Robinson 24 WR 14 14 170 5-9 Georgia Tech 1/3/1953 1 4 Atlanta Falcons / 15th / 367th pick / 1975
57 Andy Selfridge 28 11 0 218 6-3 Virginia 1/12/1949 5 3 San Diego Chargers / 13th / 321st pick / 1972
87 Gary Shirk 27 TE 14 10 220 6-1 Morehead St. 2/23/1950 1 3
27 Willie Spencer 24 13 0 235 6-3 none 1/28/1953 1 2
20 Jim Stienke 27 FS 14 14 182 5-11 Texas St. 11/7/1950 4 6 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1973
38 Bob Tucker 32 5 4 230 6-3 Bloomsburg 6/8/1945 7 1
68 J.T. Turner 24 13 0 253 6-3 Duke 4/17/1953 Rook 2
63 Doug Van Horn 33 LG 14 14 245 6-3 Ohio St. 6/24/1944 11 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 39th pick / 1966
Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1966
10 Brad Van Pelt* 26 LLB 14 14 235 6-5 Michigan St. 4/5/1951 4 9 New York Giants / 2nd / 40th pick / 1973
36 Larry Watkins 31 9 0 230 6-2 Alcorn St. 10/5/1946 8 1
Team Total 25.9 14 222.8 6-2.2 2.6