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1980 New York Giants

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.7, Offense: -4.3, Defense: -5.5, SoS: 1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 249 points (15.6/g), 26th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 425 points (26.6/g), 27th.
 Differential of -176 points (-11.0/g), 27th.  Expected W-L: 3.5-12.5.

Coach: Ray Perkins (4-12-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Ralph Hawkins
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Belichick (Special Teams)

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 Phil Simms 25 1 13 193 for 402, 2,321 yards, 15 td, 19 int, & 36 rushes for 190 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 1st / 7th pick / 1979
RB Billy Taylor 24 2 10 147 rushes for 580 yards, 4 td, & 33 catches for 253 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 4th / 90th pick / 1978
FB Bo Matthews 29 6 7 64 rushes for 180 yards, 0 td, & 19 catches for 86 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1974
WR Earnest Gray 23 1 16 52 catches for 777 yards, 10 td New York Giants / 2nd / 36th pick / 1979
WR Danny Pittman 22 Rook 7 25 catches for 308 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for -7 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 4th / 90th pick / 1980
TE Gary Shirk 30 4 14 21 catches for 211 yards, 1 td
LT Brad Benson 25 2 14 New England Patriots / 8th / 219th pick / 1977
LG Roy Simmons 24 1 16 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 8th / 201st pick / 1979
C Jim Clack 33 9 16
RG J.T. Turner 27 3 15
RT Gordon King 24 2 9 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1978
 Defensive Starters
LDE George Martin 27 5 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 11th / 262nd pick / 1975
NT Curtis McGriff 22 Rook 11
RDE Gary Jeter 25 3 16 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1977
LOLB Brad Van Pelt* 29 7 14 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 40th pick / 1973
LILB Frank Marion 29 3 7 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
RILB Harry Carson 27 4 8 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1976
ROLB John Skorupan 29 7 10 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 6th / 136th pick / 1973
LCB Mark Haynes 22 Rook 11 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 8th pick / 1980
RCB Mike Dennis 22 Rook 10 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Beasley Reece 26 4 14 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 264th pick / 1976
FS Gary Woolford 26 Rook 8 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 6th / 148th pick / 1977
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Danelo 27 5 0 16 of 24 field goals & 27 of 28 extra points Miami Dolphins / 10th / 257th pick / 1975
P Dave Jennings*+ 28 6 0 94 punts for a 44.8 average, 0 blocked
PR Alvin Garrett 24 Rook 0 35 punt returns for a 8.2 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 9th / 237th pick / 1979
KR Alvin Garrett 24 Rook 0 28 kick returns for a 18.8 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 9th / 237th pick / 1979

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
62 Ben Apuna 23 lb 10 3 222 6-1 Arizona St. 6/26/1957 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 171st pick / 1980
60 Brad Benson 25 LT 15 14 262 6-3 Penn St. 11/25/1955 2 5 New England Patriots / 8th / 219th pick / 1977
39 Art Best 27 1 0 205 6-1 Notre Dame,Kent St. 3/18/1953 3 0 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 156th pick / 1977
23 Tony Blount 22 3 0 195 6-1 Virginia 11/5/1958 Rook 0 New York Giants / 5th / 118th pick / 1980
12 Scott Brunner 23 qb 16 3 206 6-5 Delaware 3/24/1957 Rook 2 New York Giants / 6th / 145th pick / 1980
61 Phil Cancik 23 lb 5 2 228 6-1 Northern Arizona 4/19/1957 Rook 1
53 Harry Carson 27 RILB 8 8 237 6-2 South Carolina St. 11/26/1953 4 3 New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1976
56 Jim Clack 33 C 16 16 250 6-3 Wake Forest 10/26/1947 9 6
29 Jim Culbreath 28 1 0 209 6-0 Oklahoma 10/21/1952 3 0 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 260th pick / 1977
18 Joe Danelo 27 K 16 0 166 5-9 Washington St. 9/2/1953 5 4 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 257th pick / 1975
46 Mike Dennis 22 RCB 13 10 190 5-10 Wyoming 6/6/1958 Rook 4
63 Terry Falcon 25 g 13 2 260 6-3 Minot St.,Montana 8/30/1955 2 1 New England Patriots / 8th / 198th pick / 1978
22 Eric Felton 25 db 6 3 200 6-0 Texas Tech 10/8/1955 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 115th pick / 1978
88 Mike Friede 23 wr 7 4 205 6-3 Indiana 9/22/1957 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1980
25 Alvin Garrett 24 KR 15 0 178 5-7 Angelo State (TX) 10/1/1956 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 237th pick / 1979
83 Earnest Gray 23 WR 16 16 195 6-3 Memphis 3/2/1957 1 6 New York Giants / 2nd / 36th pick / 1979
37 Don Harris 26 db 11 4 185 6-2 Rutgers 2/8/1954 2 2 Washington Redskins / 11th / 300th pick / 1977
36 Mark Haynes 22 LCB 15 11 194 5-11 Colorado 11/6/1958 Rook 4 New York Giants / 1st / 8th pick / 1980
27 Larry Heater 22 rb 14 4 205 5-11 Arizona 1/9/1958 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 164th pick / 1980
26 Bud Hebert 24 fs 10 6 190 6-0 Oklahoma 10/12/1956 Rook 2 New York Giants / 7th / 179th pick / 1980
47 Steve Henry 23 5 0 190 6-2 Emporia St. 3/5/1957 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 118th pick / 1979
29 Eddie Hicks 25 rb 3 1 210 6-2 East Carolina 7/26/1955 1 0 New York Giants / 6th / 158th pick / 1979
35 Mike Hogan 26 rb 6 4 213 6-2 Tenn-Chattanooga 11/1/1954 4 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 247th pick / 1976
77 Vern Holland 32 rt 10 5 268 6-5 Tennessee St. 6/27/1948 9 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 15th pick / 1971
24 Terry Jackson 25 lcb 8 7 197 5-10 San Diego St. 12/9/1955 2 3 New York Giants / 5th / 120th pick / 1978
13 Dave Jennings*+ 28 P 16 0 203 6-4 St. Lawrence 6/8/1952 6 4
70 Gary Jeter 25 RDE 16 16 259 6-4 USC 1/24/1955 3 6 New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1977
89 Dennis Johnson 24 2 0 220 6-3 Mississippi St. 2/26/1956 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 59th pick / 1978
84 Nate Johnson 23 16 0 192 5-11 Hillsdale 5/12/1957 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 193rd pick / 1980
55 Brian Kelley 29 lb 2 1 230 6-3 California Lutheran 9/1/1951 7 0 New York Giants / 14th / 353rd pick / 1973
72 Gordon King 24 RT 12 9 275 6-6 Stanford 2/3/1956 2 4 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1978
33 Jerome King 25 1 0 175 5-10 Purdue 1/4/1955 1 0
33 Scott Laidlaw 27 rb 7 1 206 6-0 Stanford 2/17/1953 5 0 Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 356th pick / 1975
71 Myron Lapka 24 10 0 258 6-4 USC 5/10/1956 Rook 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 64th pick / 1980
74 Chris Linnin 23 de 10 2 255 6-4 Washington 5/4/1957 Rook 1 New York Giants / 7th / 181st pick / 1980
51 Frank Marion 29 LILB 11 7 227 6-3 Florida A&M 3/16/1951 3 3
79 Dale Markham 23 1 0 280 6-8 North Dakota 7/24/1957 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 287th pick / 1980
75 George Martin 27 LDE 16 16 245 6-4 Oregon 2/16/1953 5 6 New York Giants / 11th / 262nd pick / 1975
41 Bo Matthews 29 FB 15 7 230 6-4 Colorado 11/15/1951 6 2 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1974
79 Mike McCoy 32 dt 2 2 284 6-5 Notre Dame 9/6/1948 10 1 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1970
76 Curtis McGriff 22 NT 13 11 270 6-5 Alabama 5/17/1958 Rook 4
52 Joe McLaughlin 23 lb 8 3 235 6-1 Massachusetts 7/1/1957 1 1
81 Tom Mullady 23 te 16 3 232 6-3 Rhodes 1/30/1957 1 3 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 170th pick / 1979
22 Doug Nettles 29 2 0 179 6-0 Vanderbilt 8/13/1951 6 0 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 129th pick / 1974
21 Don Patterson 23 db 3 1 175 5-11 Georgia Tech 10/31/1957 1 0
86 Johnny Perkins 27 wr 6 4 205 6-2 Abilene Christian 4/21/1953 3 2 New York Giants / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1977
59 Ralph Perretta 27 5 0 252 6-2 Purdue 1/30/1953 5 0 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 206th pick / 1975
30 Leon Perry 23 fb 10 5 224 5-11 Mississippi 8/14/1957 Rook 2
82 Danny Pittman 22 WR 11 7 205 6-2 Wyoming 4/3/1958 Rook 2 New York Giants / 4th / 90th pick / 1980
28 Beasley Reece 26 SS 16 14 193 6-1 North Texas 3/18/1954 4 5 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 264th pick / 1976
34 Nate Rivers 25 3 0 215 6-3 South Carolina St. 8/31/1955 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 135th pick / 1980
59 Kelly Saalfeld 24 7 0 246 6-3 Nebraska 2/15/1956 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 226th pick / 1980
87 Gary Shirk 30 TE 16 14 220 6-1 Morehead St. 2/23/1950 4 2
69 Roy Simmons 24 LG 16 16 264 6-3 Georgia Tech 11/8/1956 1 6 New York Giants / 8th / 201st pick / 1979
11 Phil Simms 25 QB 13 13 216 6-3 Morehead St. 11/3/1955 1 6 New York Giants / 1st / 7th pick / 1979
57 John Skorupan 29 ROLB 12 10 222 6-2 Penn St. 5/17/1951 7 4 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 136th pick / 1973
78 George Small 24 7 0 260 6-2 North Carolina A&T 11/18/1956 Rook 1
80 Phil Tabor 24 nt 16 6 255 6-4 Oklahoma 11/30/1956 1 3 New York Giants / 4th / 90th pick / 1979
38 Billy Taylor 24 RB 11 10 215 6-0 Texas Tech 7/6/1956 2 6 New York Giants / 4th / 90th pick / 1978
52 Steve Tobin 23 4 0 258 6-4 Minnesota 3/29/1957 Rook 0
68 J.T. Turner 27 RG 16 15 253 6-3 Duke 4/17/1953 3 6
66 Kevin Turner 22 lb 3 1 223 6-2 Pacific 2/5/1958 Rook 1
10 Brad Van Pelt* 29 LOLB 15 14 235 6-5 Michigan St. 4/5/1951 7 8 New York Giants / 2nd / 40th pick / 1973
59 Whip Walton 25 2 0 225 6-2 San Diego St. 7/16/1955 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 75th pick / 1978
73 Jeff Weston 24 t 6 3 259 6-5 Notre Dame 4/10/1956 1 2 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 244th pick / 1979
58 Mike Whittington 22 rolb 16 7 220 6-2 Notre Dame 8/9/1958 Rook 4
20 Gary Woolford 26 FS 12 8 180 6-0 West. Illinois,Florida St. 5/4/1954 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 6th / 148th pick / 1977
99 Kervin Wyatt 23 lb 4 3 235 6-1 Maryland 10/17/1957 Rook 1
Team Total 25.2 16 223.1 6-2.0 2.2