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1985 New York Giants

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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.9, Offense: 2.1, Defense: 1.8, SoS: -3.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 399 points (24.9/g), 6th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 283 points (17.7/g), 5th.
 Differential of 116 points (7.2/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 11.1-4.9.

Coach: Bill Parcells (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ron Erhardt
 Defensive Coordinator: Bill Belichick
 Other Notable Asst.: 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 Phil Simms* 30 6 16 275 for 495, 3,829 yards, 22 td, 20 int, & 37 rushes for 132 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 1st / 7th pick / 1979
RB Joe Morris* 25 3 16 294 rushes for 1,336 yards, 21 td, & 22 catches for 212 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 2nd / 45th pick / 1982
FB Rob Carpenter 30 8 10 60 rushes for 201 yards, 0 td, & 20 catches for 162 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 3rd / 84th pick / 1977
WR Bobby Johnson 24 1 15 33 catches for 533 yards, 8 td
WR Lionel Manuel 23 1 12 49 catches for 859 yards, 5 td New York Giants / 7th / 171st pick / 1984
TE Mark Bavaro 22 Rook 16 37 catches for 511 yards, 4 td New York Giants / 4th / 100th pick / 1985
LT Brad Benson 30 7 16 New England Patriots / 8th / 219th pick / 1977
LG Billy Ard 26 4 16 New York Giants / 8th / 221st pick / 1981
C Bart Oates 27 Rook 14 2 fumbles recovered
RG Chris Godfrey 27 5 16
RT Karl Nelson 25 1 16 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 70th pick / 1983
 Defensive Starters
LDE Curtis McGriff 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
NT Jim Burt 26 4 15 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RDE Leonard Marshall* 24 2 16 15.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 37th pick / 1983
LOLB Byron Hunt 27 4 11 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 9th / 224th pick / 1981
LILB Gary Reasons 23 1 15 0.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1984
RILB Harry Carson* 32 9 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1976
ROLB Lawrence Taylor*+ 26 4 16 13.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 2nd pick / 1981
LCB Elvis Patterson 25 1 15 0.5 sacks, 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Perry Williams 24 1 16 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 7th / 178th pick / 1983
SS Kenny Hill 27 4 11 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 8th / 194th pick / 1980
FS Terry Kinard 26 2 16 1.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1983
 Special Teams Starters
K Eric Schubert 23 Rook 0 10 of 13 field goals & 26 of 27 extra points
P Sean Landeta 23 Rook 0 81 punts for a 42.9 average, 0 blocked
PR Phil McConkey 28 1 0 53 punt returns for a 8.3 average and 0 td
KR George Adams 23 Rook 0 14 kick returns for a 17.2 average and 0 td New York Giants / 1st / 19th pick / 1985

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
33 George Adams 23 KR 16 0 225 6-1 Kentucky 12/22/1962 Rook 7 New York Giants / 1st / 19th pick / 1985
67 Billy Ard 26 LG 16 16 265 6-3 Wake Forest 3/12/1959 4 9 New York Giants / 8th / 221st pick / 1981
12 Jess Atkinson 24 6 0 165 5-9 Maryland 12/11/1961 Rook 1
58 Carl Banks 23 lolb 12 5 235 6-4 Michigan St. 8/29/1962 1 3 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984
89 Mark Bavaro 22 TE 16 16 245 6-4 Notre Dame 4/28/1963 Rook 5 New York Giants / 4th / 100th pick / 1985
60 Brad Benson 30 LT 16 16 262 6-3 Penn St. 11/25/1955 7 9 New England Patriots / 8th / 219th pick / 1977
64 Jim Burt 26 NT 16 15 260 6-1 Miami (FL) 6/7/1959 4 8
26 Rob Carpenter 30 FB 14 10 224 6-1 Miami (OH) 4/20/1955 8 3 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 84th pick / 1977
53 Harry Carson* 32 RILB 16 16 237 6-2 South Carolina St. 11/26/1953 9 13 New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1976
44 Maurice Carthon 24 rb 16 6 225 6-1 Arkansas St. 4/24/1961 Rook 1
29 Bill Currier 30 db 2 2 196 6-0 South Carolina 1/5/1955 8 1 Houston Oilers / 9th / 232nd pick / 1977
39 Tyrone Davis 24 7 0 190 6-1 Clemson 11/17/1961 Rook 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 58th pick / 1985
37 Larry Flowers 27 9 0 190 6-1 Texas Tech 4/19/1958 4 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 102nd pick / 1980
30 Tony Galbreath 31 16 0 228 6-0 Missouri 1/29/1954 9 4 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1976
61 Chris Godfrey 27 RG 16 16 263 6-3 Michigan 5/17/1958 5 9
62 Conrad Goode 23 t 16 2 285 6-6 Missouri 1/19/1962 1 3 New York Giants / 4th / 87th pick / 1984
6 Ali Haji-Sheikh 24 2 0 172 6-0 Michigan 1/11/1961 2 0 New York Giants / 9th / 237th pick / 1983
79 Dee Hardison 29 13 0 274 6-4 North Carolina 5/2/1956 7 1 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1978
85 Don Hasselbeck 30 7 0 245 6-7 Colorado 4/1/1955 8 1 New England Patriots / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1977
36 Mark Haynes 27 db 5 1 194 5-11 Colorado 11/6/1958 5 1 New York Giants / 1st / 8th pick / 1980
54 Andy Headen 25 lb 16 1 240 6-5 Clemson 7/8/1960 2 3 New York Giants / 8th / 205th pick / 1983
48 Kenny Hill 27 SS 12 11 194 6-0 Yale 7/25/1958 4 6 Oakland Raiders / 8th / 194th pick / 1980
15 Jeff Hostetler 24 5 0 215 6-3 Penn St.,West Virginia 4/22/1961 Rook 0 New York Giants / 3rd / 59th pick / 1984
57 Byron Hunt 27 LOLB 16 11 238 6-5 SMU 12/17/1958 4 6 New York Giants / 9th / 224th pick / 1981
88 Bobby Johnson 24 WR 16 15 170 5-11 Kansas 12/14/1961 1 5
51 Robbie Jones 26 16 0 230 6-2 Alabama 12/25/1959 1 1 New York Giants / 12th / 309th pick / 1983
69 David Jordan 23 16 0 274 6-6 Auburn 6/14/1962 1 1 New York Giants / 10th / 255th pick / 1984
82 Vyto Kab 26 12 0 243 6-5 Penn St. 12/23/1959 3 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 78th pick / 1982
43 Terry Kinard 26 FS 16 16 199 6-1 Clemson 11/24/1959 2 9 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1983
72 Gordon King 29 15 0 275 6-6 Stanford 2/3/1956 7 1 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1978
5 Sean Landeta 23 P 16 0 215 6-0 Towson St. 1/6/1962 Rook 3
86 Lionel Manuel 23 WR 12 12 178 5-11 Pacific 4/13/1962 1 8 New York Giants / 7th / 171st pick / 1984
70 Leonard Marshall* 24 RDE 16 16 288 6-3 LSU 10/22/1961 2 15 New York Giants / 2nd / 37th pick / 1983
75 George Martin 32 16 0 245 6-4 Oregon 2/16/1953 10 3 New York Giants / 11th / 262nd pick / 1975
80 Phil McConkey 28 PR 16 0 170 5-10 Navy 2/24/1957 1 4
76 Curtis McGriff 27 LDE 16 16 270 6-5 Alabama 5/17/1958 5 8
71 Casey Merrill 28 11 0 254 6-4 California-Davis 7/16/1957 6 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 113th pick / 1979
20 Joe Morris* 25 RB 16 16 195 5-7 Syracuse 9/15/1960 3 12 New York Giants / 2nd / 45th pick / 1982
63 Karl Nelson 25 RT 16 16 285 6-6 Iowa St. 6/14/1960 1 9 New York Giants / 3rd / 70th pick / 1983
65 Bart Oates 27 C 16 14 275 6-4 BYU 12/16/1958 Rook 8
34 Elvis Patterson 25 LCB 16 15 193 5-11 Kansas 10/21/1960 1 9
55 Gary Reasons 23 LILB 16 15 235 6-4 NW State (LA) 2/18/1962 1 7 New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1984
81 Stacy Robinson 23 4 0 186 5-11 Prairie View,North Dakota St. 2/19/1962 Rook 0 New York Giants / 2nd / 46th pick / 1985
22 Lee Rouson 23 2 0 220 6-1 Colorado 10/18/1962 Rook 0 New York Giants / 8th / 213th pick / 1985
17 Jeff Rutledge 28 16 0 195 6-1 Alabama 1/22/1957 6 0 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 246th pick / 1979
78 Jerome Sally 26 nt 16 1 267 6-3 Missouri 2/24/1959 3 2
3 Eric Schubert 23 K 8 0 185 5-8 Pittsburgh 5/28/1962 Rook 1
11 Phil Simms* 30 QB 16 16 216 6-3 Morehead St. 11/3/1955 6 14 New York Giants / 1st / 7th pick / 1979
56 Lawrence Taylor*+ 26 ROLB 16 16 237 6-3 North Carolina 2/4/1959 4 17 New York Giants / 1st / 2nd pick / 1981
21 Ted Watts 27 db 16 3 195 6-0 Texas Tech 5/29/1958 4 3 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 21st pick / 1981
27 Herb Welch 24 16 0 180 5-11 UCLA 1/12/1961 Rook 2 New York Giants / 12th / 326th pick / 1985
87 Byron Williams 25 wr 16 5 182 6-2 Texas-Arlington 10/31/1960 2 3 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 253rd pick / 1983
23 Perry Williams 24 RCB 16 16 203 6-2 North Carolina St. 5/12/1961 1 8 New York Giants / 7th / 178th pick / 1983
Team Total 26.0 16 225.0 6-1.9 3.1