Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Teams > New York Giants > 1987 Starters, Roster, & Players

News: s-r blog:2014 NFL Update

1987 New York Giants

 Franchise IndexPrevious Season / Next Season

6-9-0, NFC East Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.7, Offense: -2.9, Defense: 2.2, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 280 points (18.7/g), 22nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 312 points (20.8/g), 13th.
 Differential of -32 points (-2.1/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 6.5-8.5.

Coach: Bill Parcells (6-9-0)
 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 32 8 9 163 for 282, 2,230 yards, 17 td, 9 int, & 14 rushes for 44 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 1st / 7th pick / 1979
RB Joe Morris 27 5 10 193 rushes for 658 yards, 3 td, & 11 catches for 114 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 2nd / 45th pick / 1982
FB George Adams 25 2 7 61 rushes for 169 yards, 1 td, & 35 catches for 298 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 1st / 19th pick / 1985
WR Stephen Baker 23 Rook 5 15 catches for 277 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 18 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1987
WR Lionel Manuel 25 3 12 30 catches for 545 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for -10 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 7th / 171st pick / 1984
TE Mark Bavaro*+ 24 2 12 55 catches for 867 yards, 8 td New York Giants / 4th / 100th pick / 1985
LT Brad Benson 32 9 12 New England Patriots / 8th / 219th pick / 1977
LG Billy Ard 28 6 12 New York Giants / 8th / 221st pick / 1981
C Bart Oates 29 2 12 1 fumble recovered
RG Damian Johnson 25 1 7
RT William Roberts 25 3 12 New York Giants / 1st / 27th pick / 1984
 Defensive Starters
LDE George Martin 34 12 9 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 11th / 262nd pick / 1975
NT Jim Burt 28 6 8 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RDE Leonard Marshall 26 4 10 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 37th pick / 1983
LOLB Carl Banks*+ 25 3 12 9.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984
LILB Pepper Johnson 23 1 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 51st pick / 1986
RILB Harry Carson* 34 11 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1976
ROLB Lawrence Taylor* 28 6 11 12.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 2nd pick / 1981
LCB Mark Collins 23 1 11 1.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 44th pick / 1986
RCB Perry Williams 26 3 10 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 7th / 178th pick / 1983
SS Kenny Hill 29 6 12 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 8th / 194th pick / 1980
FS Terry Kinard 28 4 12 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1983
 Special Teams Starters
K Raul Allegre 28 4 0 17 of 27 field goals & 25 of 26 extra points
P Sean Landeta 25 2 0 65 punts for a 42.7 average, 1 blocked
PR Phil McConkey 30 3 0 42 punt returns for a 9.4 average and 0 td
KR Lee Rouson 25 2 2 22 kick returns for a 22.6 average and 0 td New York Giants / 8th / 213th 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 25 FB 12 7 225 6-1 Kentucky 12/22/1962 2 3 New York Giants / 1st / 19th pick / 1985
2 Raul Allegre 28 K 12 0 165 5-9 Montana,Texas 6/15/1959 4 2
10 Beau Almodobar 25 2 0 180 5-9 Norwich 10/25/1962 Rook 0
24 Ottis Anderson 30 4 0 220 6-2 Miami (FL) 1/19/1957 8 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 8th pick / 1979
67 Billy Ard 28 LG 12 12 265 6-3 Wake Forest 3/12/1959 6 5 New York Giants / 8th / 221st pick / 1981
85 Stephen Baker 23 WR 12 5 160 5-8 Fresno St. 8/30/1964 Rook 2 New York Giants / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1987
58 Carl Banks*+ 25 LOLB 12 12 235 6-4 Michigan St. 8/29/1962 3 15 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984
89 Mark Bavaro*+ 24 TE 12 12 245 6-4 Notre Dame 4/28/1963 2 7 New York Giants / 4th / 100th pick / 1985
26 Earl Beecham 22 1 0 180 5-8 Bucknell 9/8/1965 Rook 0
87 Lewis Bennett 24 wr 3 3 175 5-11 Florida A&M 8/4/1963 Rook 1
60 Brad Benson 32 LT 12 12 262 6-3 Penn St. 11/25/1955 9 5 New England Patriots / 8th / 219th pick / 1977
3 George Benyola 23 3 0 195 5-10 Louisiana Tech 9/17/1964 Rook 0
79 Bill Berthusen 23 1 0 290 6-5 Iowa St. 6/26/1964 Rook 0 New York Giants / 12th / 321st pick / 1987
69 Mike Black 23 t 2 2 285 6-4 Sacramento St. 8/24/1964 1 1 Seattle Seahawks / 9th / 237th pick / 1986
77 Dennis Borcky 23 nt 2 2 285 6-4 Memphis 9/14/1964 Rook 1
47 Donald Brown 24 db 3 3 189 5-11 Oklahoma,Maryland 11/28/1963 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 129th pick / 1986
91 Charlie Burgess 25 2 0 230 6-0 Carson-Newman 12/29/1962 Rook 0
64 Jim Burt 28 NT 8 8 260 6-1 Miami (FL) 6/7/1959 6 4
8 Mike Busch 25 qb 2 1 214 6-4 Idaho St.,South Dakota St. 2/8/1962 Rook 1
21 Boris Byrd 25 3 0 210 6-0 Austin Peay St. 4/15/1962 Rook 0
99 Reggie Carr 24 de 3 3 300 6-3 Jackson St. 2/17/1963 Rook 1
53 Harry Carson* 34 RILB 12 12 237 6-2 South Carolina St. 11/26/1953 11 9 New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1976
44 Maurice Carthon 26 fb 11 5 225 6-1 Arkansas St. 4/24/1961 2 1
21 Harvey Clayton 26 2 0 179 5-9 Florida St. 4/4/1961 4 0
83 Charles Coleman 24 3 0 222 6-4 Alcorn St. 9/16/1963 Rook 0
25 Mark Collins 23 LCB 11 11 196 5-10 Cal State-Fullerton 1/16/1964 1 6 New York Giants / 2nd / 44th pick / 1986
29 Jaime Covington 25 2 0 234 6-1 Syracuse 12/12/1962 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 227th pick / 1985
9 Jim Crocicchia 23 qb 1 1 209 6-2 Pennsylvania 2/19/1964 Rook 0
19 Mack Cummings 28 1 0 195 6-0 East Tennessee St. 3/3/1959 Rook 0
95 Chris Davis 24 lb 3 2 225 6-1 Purdue,San Diego St. 7/26/1963 Rook 2
72 Kelvin Davis 24 g 1 1 260 6-2 Johnson C. Smith 2/7/1963 Rook 0
72 Dan DeRose 25 lb 3 2 230 6-0 Colorado,Southern Colorado 1/25/1962 Rook 1
41 Fred DiRenzo 26 1 0 234 5-11 New Haven 1/28/1961 Rook 0
36 Robert DiRico 24 rb 3 1 202 5-10 West Chester,Kutztown Pennsylvania 11/22/1963 Rook 1
77 Eric Dorsey 23 de 12 3 280 6-5 Notre Dame 8/5/1964 1 2 New York Giants / 1st / 19th pick / 1986
68 Bill Dugan 28 g 3 3 275 6-4 Penn St. 6/5/1959 6 1 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 58th pick / 1981
28 Tom Flynn 25 12 0 195 6-0 Pittsburgh 3/24/1962 3 1 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 126th pick / 1984
30 Tony Galbreath 33 12 0 228 6-0 Missouri 1/29/1954 11 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1976
94 Curtis Garrett 25 de 3 3 302 6-5 Illinois,Illinois St. 6/9/1962 Rook 1
61 Chris Godfrey 29 rg 8 5 263 6-3 Michigan 5/17/1958 7 2
37 Wayne Haddix 22 5 0 203 6-1 Liberty 7/23/1965 Rook 0
54 Andy Headen 27 lb 12 2 240 6-5 Clemson 7/8/1960 4 3 New York Giants / 8th / 205th pick / 1983
48 Kenny Hill 29 SS 12 12 194 6-0 Yale 7/25/1958 6 6 Oakland Raiders / 8th / 194th pick / 1980
71 Anthony Howard 27 nt 3 1 267 6-3 Tennessee 7/16/1960 Rook 1
74 Erik Howard 23 nt 12 4 275 6-4 Washington St. 11/12/1964 1 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 46th pick / 1986
57 Byron Hunt 29 12 0 238 6-5 SMU 12/17/1958 6 1 New York Giants / 9th / 224th pick / 1981
82 Mark Ingram 22 9 0 194 5-10 Michigan St. 8/23/1965 Rook 0 New York Giants / 1st / 28th pick / 1987
68 Damian Johnson 25 RG 12 7 290 6-5 Kansas St. 12/18/1962 1 3
52 Pepper Johnson 23 LILB 12 12 250 6-3 Ohio St. 7/29/1964 1 6 New York Giants / 2nd / 51st pick / 1986
59 Brian Johnston 25 5 0 275 6-3 North Carolina 11/26/1962 1 0 New York Giants / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1985
90 Chris Jones 23 c 3 3 263 6-3 Delaware St. 6/26/1964 Rook 1
51 Robbie Jones 28 12 0 230 6-2 Alabama 12/25/1959 3 1 New York Giants / 12th / 309th pick / 1983
65 Jerry Kimmel 24 lb 2 2 240 6-2 Syracuse 7/18/1963 Rook 1 New York Giants / 10th / 268th pick / 1986
43 Terry Kinard 28 FS 12 12 199 6-1 Clemson 11/24/1959 4 7 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1983
5 Sean Landeta 25 P 12 0 215 6-0 Towson St. 1/6/1962 2 3
46 Greg Lasker 23 11 0 200 6-0 Arkansas 9/28/1964 1 1 New York Giants / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1986
88 Edwin Lovelady 24 wr 3 3 180 5-9 Memphis 4/23/1963 Rook 1
86 Lionel Manuel 25 WR 12 12 178 5-11 Pacific 4/13/1962 3 4 New York Giants / 7th / 171st pick / 1984
70 Leonard Marshall 26 RDE 10 10 288 6-3 LSU 10/22/1961 4 5 New York Giants / 2nd / 37th pick / 1983
75 George Martin 34 LDE 12 9 245 6-4 Oregon 2/16/1953 12 5 New York Giants / 11th / 262nd pick / 1975
80 Phil McConkey 30 PR 12 0 170 5-10 Navy 2/24/1957 3 1
18 Reggie McGowan 23 3 0 165 5-8 Abilene Christian 9/25/1964 Rook 1
78 Kevin Meuth 23 t 3 1 270 6-5 Texas St. 5/4/1964 Rook 1
12 Jim Miller 30 1 0 183 5-11 Mississippi 7/5/1957 7 0 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1980
74 Russell Mitchell 27 3 0 288 6-5 Mississippi 12/28/1960 Rook 0
6 Dana Moore 26 2 0 180 5-11 Mississippi St. 9/7/1961 Rook 0
61 Dan Morgan 23 g 2 2 285 6-6 Penn St. 2/2/1964 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 8th / 222nd pick / 1987
20 Joe Morris 27 RB 11 10 195 5-7 Syracuse 9/15/1960 5 5 New York Giants / 2nd / 45th pick / 1982
37 Pat Morrison 22 db 1 1 194 6-2 Southern Connecticut St. 3/21/1965 Rook 0
84 Zeke Mowatt 26 te 12 1 238 6-3 Florida St. 3/5/1961 4 0
96 Frank Nicholson 26 lb 3 1 205 6-2 Delaware St. 3/6/1961 Rook 1
49 Jimmy Norris 23 3 0 188 5-11 Upsala 3/12/1964 Rook 0
65 Bart Oates 29 C 12 12 275 6-4 BYU 12/16/1958 2 5
39 Kaulana Park 25 rb 2 2 230 6-2 Menlo,Stanford 6/16/1962 Rook 0
34 Elvis Patterson 27 db 1 1 193 5-11 Kansas 10/21/1960 3 0
28 Rob Porter 25 db 3 1 210 6-2 Holy Cross 5/9/1962 Rook 1
55 Gary Reasons 25 10 0 235 6-4 NW State (LA) 2/18/1962 3 1 New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1984
37 Steve Rehage 24 db 3 3 190 6-1 LSU 11/6/1963 Rook 2
72 Doug Riesenberg 22 8 0 280 6-5 California 7/22/1965 Rook 1 New York Giants / 6th / 168th pick / 1987
66 William Roberts 25 RT 12 12 291 6-5 Ohio St. 8/5/1962 3 5 New York Giants / 1st / 27th pick / 1984
81 Stacy Robinson 25 wr 5 4 186 5-11 Prairie View,North Dakota St. 2/19/1962 2 0 New York Giants / 2nd / 46th pick / 1985
22 Lee Rouson 25 KR 12 2 220 6-1 Colorado 10/18/1962 2 2 New York Giants / 8th / 213th pick / 1985
17 Jeff Rutledge 30 qb 13 4 195 6-1 Alabama 1/22/1957 8 1 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 246th pick / 1979
84 Warren Seitz 25 2 0 217 6-4 Missouri 9/29/1962 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 260th pick / 1986
11 Phil Simms 32 QB 9 9 216 6-3 Morehead St. 11/3/1955 8 7 New York Giants / 1st / 7th pick / 1979
93 Brian Sisley 23 3 0 235 6-4 South Dakota St. 1/18/1964 Rook 0
38 Doug Smith 24 db 3 3 192 6-0 Ohio St. 2/4/1963 Rook 1
85 Jeff Smith 25 te 3 3 240 6-3 Tennessee 12/28/1962 Rook 1
81 Torin Smith 26 1 0 320 6-4 Hampton 9/30/1961 Rook 0
76 Frank Sutton 24 t 2 2 280 6-3 Jackson St. 3/29/1963 Rook 1
59 Gregg Swartwoudt 23 1 0 275 6-3 North Dakota 3/21/1964 Rook 0
82 Joe Taibi 24 3 0 265 6-5 Southern Colorado,Idaho 2/22/1963 Rook 0
56 Lawrence Taylor* 28 ROLB 12 11 237 6-3 North Carolina 2/4/1959 6 12 New York Giants / 1st / 2nd pick / 1981
97 Warren Thompson 24 lb 3 3 241 6-3 Oklahoma St. 4/13/1963 Rook 2
92 Jeff Tootle 25 lb 3 1 240 6-2 Mesa 8/29/1962 Rook 1
83 Odessa Turner 23 wr 7 2 205 6-3 NW State (LA) 10/12/1964 Rook 2 New York Giants / 4th / 112th pick / 1987
73 Scott Urch 22 t 3 1 270 6-2 Virginia 7/25/1965 Rook 1
73 John Washington 24 de 12 2 280 6-4 Oklahoma St. 2/20/1963 1 2 New York Giants / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1986
27 Herb Welch 26 db 12 2 180 5-11 UCLA 1/12/1961 2 2 New York Giants / 12th / 326th pick / 1985
36 Adrian White 23 db 6 1 200 6-0 Southern Illinois,Florida 4/6/1964 Rook 1 New York Giants / 2nd / 55th pick / 1987
23 Perry Williams 26 RCB 10 10 203 6-2 North Carolina St. 5/12/1961 3 5 New York Giants / 7th / 178th pick / 1983
35 Van Williams 28 rb 3 3 208 6-0 East Tennessee St.,Carson-Newman 3/15/1959 4 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 93rd pick / 1982
45 Jim Yarbrough 24 3 0 195 6-0 Murray St. 11/20/1963 Rook 0
Team Total 25.5 15 229.0 6-1.5 2.0