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1989 New York Giants

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in NFC East Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.4, Offense: 1.9, Defense: 4.6, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 348 points (21.8/g), 12th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 252 points (15.8/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 96 points (6.0/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 10.9-5.1.

Coach: Bill Parcells (12-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ron Erhardt
 Defensive Coordinator: Bill Belichick
 Other Notable Asst.: Tom Coughlin (Wide Receivers), Romeo Crennel (Special Teams) and Al Groh (Linebackers)

Stadium: Giants Stadium
 Training Camp: Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison, New Jersey)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Phil Simms 34 10 15 228 for 405, 3,061 yards, 14 td, 14 int, & 32 rushes for 141 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 1st / 7th pick / 1979
RB Ottis Anderson 32 10 16 325 rushes for 1,023 yards, 14 td, & 28 catches for 268 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 8th pick / 1979
FB Maurice Carthon 28 4 10 57 rushes for 153 yards, 0 td, & 15 catches for 132 yards and 0 td
WR Lionel Manuel 27 5 12 33 catches for 539 yards, 1 td New York Giants / 7th / 171st pick / 1984
WR Odessa Turner 25 2 10 38 catches for 467 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for 11 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 4th / 112th pick / 1987
TE Zeke Mowatt 28 6 11 27 catches for 288 yards, 0 td
LT Jumbo Elliott 24 1 11 New York Giants / 2nd / 36th pick / 1988
LG William Roberts 27 5 16 New York Giants / 1st / 27th pick / 1984
C Bart Oates 31 4 16
RG Eric Moore 24 1 13 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1988
RT Doug Riesenberg 24 2 16 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 6th / 168th pick / 1987
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Washington 26 3 14 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1986
NT Erik Howard 25 3 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 46th pick / 1986
RDE Leonard Marshall 28 6 16 9.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 37th pick / 1983
LOLB Carl Banks 27 5 16 4.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984
LILB Gary Reasons 27 5 12 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1984
RILB Johnie Cooks 31 7 13 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1982
ROLB Lawrence Taylor*+ 30 8 15 15.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 2nd pick / 1981
LCB Mark Collins 25 3 16 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 44th pick / 1986
RCB Perry Williams 28 5 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 7th / 178th pick / 1983
SS Myron Guyton 22 Rook 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 8th / 218th pick / 1989
FS Terry Kinard 30 6 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1983
 Special Teams Starters
K Raul Allegre 30 6 0 20 of 26 field goals & 23 of 24 extra points
P Sean Landeta+ 27 4 0 70 punts for a 43.1 average, 0 blocked
PR Dave Meggett* 23 Rook 2 46 punt returns for a 12.7 average and 1 td New York Giants / 5th / 132nd pick / 1989
KR Dave Meggett* 23 Rook 2 27 kick returns for a 21.4 average and 0 td New York Giants / 5th / 132nd pick / 1989

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
33 George Adams 27 14 0 225 6-1 Kentucky 12/22/1962 4 0 New York Giants / 1st / 19th pick / 1985
2 Raul Allegre 30 K 10 0 165 5-9 Montana,Texas 6/15/1959 6 3
24 Ottis Anderson 32 RB 16 16 220 6-2 Miami (FL) 1/19/1957 10 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 8th pick / 1979
85 Stephen Baker 25 wr 15 4 160 5-8 Fresno St. 8/30/1964 2 3 New York Giants / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1987
58 Carl Banks 27 LOLB 16 16 235 6-4 Michigan St. 8/29/1962 5 9 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984
89 Mark Bavaro 26 te 7 7 245 6-4 Notre Dame 4/28/1963 4 3 New York Giants / 4th / 100th pick / 1985
44 Maurice Carthon 28 FB 16 10 225 6-1 Arkansas St. 4/24/1961 4 2
25 Mark Collins 25 LCB 16 16 196 5-10 Cal State-Fullerton 1/16/1964 3 8 New York Giants / 2nd / 44th pick / 1986
98 Johnie Cooks 31 RILB 16 13 247 6-4 Mississippi St. 11/23/1958 7 7 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1982
38 Greg Cox 24 16 0 223 6-0 San Jose St. 1/6/1965 1 1
87 Howard Cross 22 te 16 4 270 6-5 Alabama 8/8/1967 Rook 1 New York Giants / 6th / 158th pick / 1989
99 Steve DeOssie 27 lb 9 3 248 6-2 Boston Col. 11/22/1962 5 2 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 110th pick / 1984
77 Eric Dorsey 25 de 2 2 280 6-5 Notre Dame 8/5/1964 3 1 New York Giants / 1st / 19th pick / 1986
75 Mark Duckens 24 15 0 270 6-4 Wichita St.,Arizona St. 3/4/1965 Rook 1
76 Jumbo Elliott 24 LT 13 11 308 6-7 Michigan 4/1/1965 1 6 New York Giants / 2nd / 36th pick / 1988
29 Myron Guyton 22 SS 16 15 205 6-1 East. Kentucky 8/26/1967 Rook 8 New York Giants / 8th / 218th pick / 1989
54 LaSalle Harper 22 1 0 235 6-1 Arkansas 5/16/1967 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 9th / 243rd pick / 1989
15 Jeff Hostetler 28 qb 16 1 215 6-3 Penn St.,West Virginia 4/22/1961 4 2 New York Giants / 3rd / 59th pick / 1984
74 Erik Howard 25 NT 16 16 275 6-4 Washington St. 11/12/1964 3 9 New York Giants / 2nd / 46th pick / 1986
82 Mark Ingram 24 wr 16 3 194 5-10 Michigan St. 8/23/1965 2 3 New York Giants / 1st / 28th pick / 1987
47 Greg Jackson 23 db 16 1 217 6-1 LSU 8/20/1966 Rook 2 New York Giants / 3rd / 78th pick / 1989
54 Dwayne Jiles 28 9 0 242 6-4 Texas Tech 11/23/1961 4 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 121st pick / 1985
68 Damian Johnson 27 g 4 4 290 6-5 Kansas St. 12/18/1962 3 2
52 Pepper Johnson 25 lb 14 4 250 6-3 Ohio St. 7/29/1964 3 5 New York Giants / 2nd / 51st pick / 1986
43 Terry Kinard 30 FS 16 16 199 6-1 Clemson 11/24/1959 6 9 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1983
61 Bob Kratch 23 g 4 1 288 6-3 Iowa 1/6/1966 Rook 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 64th pick / 1989
5 Sean Landeta+ 27 P 16 0 215 6-0 Towson St. 1/6/1962 4 3
86 Lionel Manuel 27 WR 16 12 178 5-11 Pacific 4/13/1962 5 5 New York Giants / 7th / 171st pick / 1984
70 Leonard Marshall 28 RDE 16 16 288 6-3 LSU 10/22/1961 6 9 New York Giants / 2nd / 37th pick / 1983
30 Dave Meggett* 23 KR 16 2 190 5-7 Morgan St.,Towson St. 4/30/1966 Rook 7 New York Giants / 5th / 132nd pick / 1989
60 Eric Moore 24 RG 16 13 293 6-5 Indiana 1/21/1965 1 7 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1988
84 Zeke Mowatt 28 TE 16 11 238 6-3 Florida St. 3/5/1961 6 3
3 Bjorn Nittmo 23 6 0 185 5-11 Appalachian St. 7/26/1966 Rook 0
65 Bart Oates 31 C 16 16 275 6-4 BYU 12/16/1958 4 9
55 Gary Reasons 27 LILB 16 12 235 6-4 NW State (LA) 2/18/1962 5 7 New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1984
72 Doug Riesenberg 24 RT 16 16 280 6-5 California 7/22/1965 2 9 New York Giants / 6th / 168th pick / 1987
66 William Roberts 27 LG 16 16 291 6-5 Ohio St. 8/5/1962 5 9 New York Giants / 1st / 27th pick / 1984
81 Stacy Robinson 27 6 0 186 5-11 Prairie View,North Dakota St. 2/19/1962 4 0 New York Giants / 2nd / 46th pick / 1985
22 Lee Rouson 27 16 0 220 6-1 Colorado 10/18/1962 4 2 New York Giants / 8th / 213th pick / 1985
17 Jeff Rutledge 32 1 0 195 6-1 Alabama 1/22/1957 10 0 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 246th pick / 1979
51 Ricky Shaw 24 7 0 240 6-4 Oklahoma St. 7/28/1965 1 1 New York Giants / 4th / 92nd pick / 1988
11 Phil Simms 34 QB 15 15 216 6-3 Morehead St. 11/3/1955 10 12 New York Giants / 1st / 7th pick / 1979
56 Lawrence Taylor*+ 30 ROLB 16 15 237 6-3 North Carolina 2/4/1959 8 19 New York Giants / 1st / 2nd pick / 1981
21 Reyna Thompson 26 16 0 194 6-0 Baylor 8/28/1963 3 1 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 247th pick / 1986
34 Lewis Tillman 23 16 0 204 6-0 Jackson St. 4/16/1966 Rook 2 New York Giants / 4th / 93rd pick / 1989
83 Odessa Turner 25 WR 13 10 205 6-3 NW State (LA) 10/12/1964 2 5 New York Giants / 4th / 112th pick / 1987
73 John Washington 26 LDE 16 14 280 6-4 Oklahoma St. 2/20/1963 3 8 New York Giants / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1986
36 Adrian White 25 15 0 200 6-0 Southern Illinois,Florida 4/6/1964 2 2 New York Giants / 2nd / 55th pick / 1987
71 Robb White 24 15 0 270 6-4 South Dakota 5/26/1965 1 1
39 Sheldon White 24 db 16 1 188 5-11 Miami (OH) 3/1/1965 1 2 New York Giants / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1988
59 Brian Williams 23 c 14 4 305 6-5 Minnesota 6/8/1966 Rook 3 New York Giants / 1st / 18th pick / 1989
23 Perry Williams 28 RCB 16 16 203 6-2 North Carolina St. 5/12/1961 5 8 New York Giants / 7th / 178th pick / 1983
69 Frank Winters 25 15 0 291 6-3 West. Illinois 1/23/1964 2 1 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 276th pick / 1987
Team Total 26.2 16 234.5 6-2.0 3.3