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1983 New York Giants

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3-12-1, NFC East Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.1, Offense: -5.5, Defense: 3.4, SoS: 2.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 267 points (16.7/g), 25th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 347 points (21.7/g), 16th.
 Differential of -80 points (-5.0/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 5.6-10.4.

Coach: Bill Parcells (3-12-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ron Erhardt
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Belichick (Linebackers) and Romeo Crennel (Special Teams)

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Scott Brunner 26 3 12 190 for 386, 2,516 yards, 9 td, 22 int, & 26 rushes for 64 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 6th / 145th pick / 1980
RB Butch Woolfolk 23 1 16 246 rushes for 857 yards, 4 td, & 28 catches for 368 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 1st / 18th pick / 1982
FB Rob Carpenter 28 6 10 170 rushes for 624 yards, 4 td, & 26 catches for 258 yards and 2 td Houston Oilers / 3rd / 84th pick / 1977
WR Earnest Gray 26 4 16 78 catches for 1,139 yards, 5 td New York Giants / 2nd / 36th pick / 1979
WR John Mistler 25 2 9 45 catches for 422 yards, 0 td New York Giants / 3rd / 59th pick / 1981
TE Zeke Mowatt 22 Rook 14 21 catches for 280 yards, 1 td
LT Brad Benson 28 5 16 New England Patriots / 8th / 219th pick / 1977
LG Billy Ard 24 2 16 New York Giants / 8th / 221st pick / 1981
C Rich Umphrey 25 1 10 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 5th / 129th pick / 1982
RG J.T. Turner 30 6 16
RT Gordon King 27 5 14 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1978
 Defensive Starters
LDE Curtis McGriff 25 3 8
NT Jerome Sally 24 1 10 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDE Dee Hardison 27 5 13 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1978
LOLB Brad Van Pelt 32 10 16 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 40th pick / 1973
LILB Brian Kelley 32 10 16 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 14th / 353rd pick / 1973
RILB Harry Carson* 30 7 10 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1976
ROLB Lawrence Taylor*+ 24 2 16 9.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 2nd pick / 1981
LCB Mark Haynes* 25 3 15 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 8th pick / 1980
RCB Terry Jackson 28 5 12 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 5th / 120th pick / 1978
SS Bill Currier 28 6 15 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 9th / 232nd pick / 1977
FS Terry Kinard 24 Rook 10 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1983
 Special Teams Starters
K Ali Haji-Sheikh*+ 22 Rook 0 35 of 42 field goals & 22 of 23 extra points New York Giants / 9th / 237th pick / 1983
P Dave Jennings 31 9 0 84 punts for a 40.3 average, 1 blocked
PR Pete Shaw 29 6 1 29 punt returns for a 8.1 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 6th / 152nd pick / 1977
KR Leon Bright 28 2 0 21 kick returns for a 22.6 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
67 Billy Ard 24 LG 16 16 265 6-3 Wake Forest 3/12/1959 2 6 New York Giants / 8th / 221st pick / 1981
74 Rich Baldinger 24 2 0 285 6-4 Wake Forest 12/31/1959 1 0 New York Giants / 10th / 270th pick / 1982
73 Kevin Belcher 22 16 0 270 6-3 Texas-El Paso 2/23/1961 Rook 1 New York Giants / 6th / 153rd pick / 1983
60 Brad Benson 28 LT 16 16 262 6-3 Penn St. 11/25/1955 5 6 New England Patriots / 8th / 219th pick / 1977
45 Leon Bright 28 KR 7 0 192 5-9 Florida St. 5/19/1955 2 0
12 Scott Brunner 26 QB 16 12 206 6-5 Delaware 3/24/1957 3 4 New York Giants / 6th / 145th pick / 1980
64 Jim Burt 24 nt 7 6 260 6-1 Miami (FL) 6/7/1959 2 3
35 Billy Campfield 27 4 0 200 5-11 Kansas 8/20/1956 5 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 288th pick / 1978
26 Rob Carpenter 28 FB 10 10 224 6-1 Miami (OH) 4/20/1955 6 4 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 84th pick / 1977
53 Harry Carson* 30 RILB 10 10 237 6-2 South Carolina St. 11/26/1953 7 7 New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1976
74 Charles Cook 24 4 0 255 6-3 Miami (FL) 5/13/1959 Rook 0
29 Bill Currier 28 SS 15 15 196 6-0 South Carolina 1/5/1955 6 6 Houston Oilers / 9th / 232nd pick / 1977
63 Paul Davis 25 3 0 221 6-2 North Carolina 7/10/1958 2 0
46 Mike Dennis 25 rcb 16 5 190 5-10 Wyoming 6/6/1958 3 2
88 Floyd Eddings 25 wr 9 6 177 5-11 California 12/15/1958 1 1
37 Larry Flowers 25 14 0 190 6-1 Texas Tech 4/19/1958 2 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 102nd pick / 1980
66 Chris Foote 27 11 0 256 6-3 USC 12/2/1956 3 1 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 144th pick / 1980
83 Earnest Gray 26 WR 16 16 195 6-3 Memphis 3/2/1957 4 7 New York Giants / 2nd / 36th pick / 1979
6 Ali Haji-Sheikh*+ 22 K 16 0 172 6-0 Michigan 1/11/1961 Rook 6 New York Giants / 9th / 237th pick / 1983
79 Dee Hardison 27 RDE 16 13 274 6-4 North Carolina 5/2/1956 5 7 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1978
36 Mark Haynes* 25 LCB 15 15 194 5-11 Colorado 11/6/1958 3 12 New York Giants / 1st / 8th pick / 1980
54 Andy Headen 23 16 0 240 6-5 Clemson 7/8/1960 Rook 2 New York Giants / 8th / 205th pick / 1983
27 Larry Heater 25 6 0 205 5-11 Arizona 1/9/1958 3 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 164th pick / 1980
61 Ernie Hughes 28 c 12 6 259 6-3 Notre Dame 1/24/1955 5 2 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 79th pick / 1978
57 Byron Hunt 25 rolb 16 5 238 6-5 SMU 12/17/1958 2 3 New York Giants / 9th / 224th pick / 1981
24 Terry Jackson 28 RCB 12 12 197 5-10 San Diego St. 12/9/1955 5 6 New York Giants / 5th / 120th pick / 1978
13 Dave Jennings 31 P 16 0 203 6-4 St. Lawrence 6/8/1952 9 2
55 Brian Kelley 32 LILB 16 16 230 6-3 California Lutheran 9/1/1951 10 8 New York Giants / 14th / 353rd pick / 1973
43 Terry Kinard 24 FS 16 10 199 6-1 Clemson 11/24/1959 Rook 4 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1983
72 Gordon King 27 RT 14 14 275 6-6 Stanford 2/3/1956 5 5 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1978
51 Frank Marion 32 10 0 227 6-3 Florida A&M 3/16/1951 6 1
70 Leonard Marshall 22 rde 14 6 288 6-3 LSU 10/22/1961 Rook 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 37th pick / 1983
75 George Martin 30 de 14 4 245 6-4 Oregon 2/16/1953 8 3 New York Giants / 11th / 262nd pick / 1975
39 Mike Mayock 25 6 0 195 6-2 Boston Col. 8/14/1958 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 265th pick / 1981
33 LeCharls McDaniel 25 9 0 183 5-9 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 10/15/1958 2 0
76 Curtis McGriff 25 LDE 8 8 270 6-5 Alabama 5/17/1958 3 4
52 Joe McLaughlin 26 lb 7 1 235 6-1 Massachusetts 7/1/1957 4 1
71 Casey Merrill 26 10 0 254 6-4 California-Davis 7/16/1957 4 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 113th pick / 1979
89 Mike Miller 24 13 0 182 5-11 Tennessee 12/29/1959 Rook 1 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 104th pick / 1983
85 John Mistler 25 WR 16 9 186 6-2 Arizona St. 10/28/1958 2 3 New York Giants / 3rd / 59th pick / 1981
20 Joe Morris 23 15 0 195 5-7 Syracuse 9/15/1960 1 1 New York Giants / 2nd / 45th pick / 1982
84 Zeke Mowatt 22 TE 16 14 238 6-3 Florida St. 3/5/1961 Rook 2
81 Tom Mullady 26 te 16 3 232 6-3 Rhodes 1/30/1957 4 1 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 170th pick / 1979
77 Bill Neill 24 nt 1 1 258 6-4 Pittsburgh 3/15/1959 2 0 New York Giants / 5th / 115th pick / 1981
86 Johnny Perkins 30 1 0 205 6-2 Abilene Christian 4/21/1953 6 0 New York Giants / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1977
82 Danny Pittman 25 8 0 205 6-2 Wyoming 4/3/1958 3 1 New York Giants / 4th / 90th pick / 1980
28 Beasley Reece 29 fs 7 6 193 6-1 North Texas 3/18/1954 7 3 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 264th pick / 1976
17 Jeff Rutledge 26 qb 4 4 195 6-1 Alabama 1/22/1957 4 3 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 246th pick / 1979
78 Jerome Sally 24 NT 16 10 267 6-3 Missouri 2/24/1959 1 6
80 Malcolm Scott 22 te 16 1 243 6-4 LSU 7/10/1961 Rook 1 New York Giants / 5th / 124th pick / 1983
44 Pete Shaw 29 PR 15 1 183 5-10 Northwestern 8/25/1954 6 0 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 152nd pick / 1977
11 Phil Simms 28 2 0 216 6-3 Morehead St. 11/3/1955 4 0 New York Giants / 1st / 7th pick / 1979
63 Al Steinfeld 25 5 0 256 6-5 C.W. Post 10/28/1958 1 0
65 John Tautolo 24 g 6 2 267 6-3 UCLA 5/29/1959 1 1
56 Lawrence Taylor*+ 24 RILB 16 16 237 6-3 North Carolina 2/4/1959 2 17 New York Giants / 1st / 2nd pick / 1981
38 John Tuggle 22 fb 16 5 210 6-1 California 1/13/1961 Rook 1 New York Giants / 12th / 335th pick / 1983
68 J.T. Turner 30 RG 16 16 253 6-3 Duke 4/17/1953 6 6
59 Rich Umphrey 25 C 10 10 263 6-3 Utah,Colorado 12/13/1958 1 4 New York Giants / 5th / 129th pick / 1982
10 Brad Van Pelt 32 LOLB 16 16 235 6-5 Michigan St. 4/5/1951 10 8 New York Giants / 2nd / 40th pick / 1973
58 Mike Whittington 25 8 0 220 6-2 Notre Dame 8/9/1958 3 1
87 Byron Williams 23 5 0 182 6-2 Texas-Arlington 10/31/1960 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 253rd pick / 1983
25 Butch Woolfolk 23 RB 16 16 210 6-1 Michigan 3/1/1960 1 5 New York Giants / 1st / 18th pick / 1982
Team Total 25.9 16 225.7 6-2.0 3.1