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1997 New York Giants

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10-5-1, Finished 1st in NFC East Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.5, Offense: -1.8, Defense: 3.3, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 307 points (19.2/g), 21st of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 265 points (16.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 42 points (2.6/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 9.4-6.6.

Coach: Jim Fassel (10-5-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Skipper
 Defensive Coordinator: John Fox

Stadium: Giants Stadium
 Training Camp: SUNY Albany (Albany, New York)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Danny Kanell 24 1 10 156 for 294, 1,740 yards, 11 td, 9 int, & 15 rushes for 2 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 4th / 130th pick / 1996
RB Tyrone Wheatley 25 2 7 152 rushes for 583 yards, 4 td, & 16 catches for 140 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 1st / 17th pick / 1995
FB Charles Way 25 2 16 151 rushes for 698 yards, 4 td, & 37 catches for 304 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 6th / 206th pick / 1995
WR Kevin Alexander 22 1 8 18 catches for 276 yards, 1 td
WR Chris Calloway 29 7 16 58 catches for 849 yards, 8 td, & 1 rush for -1 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 97th pick / 1990
TE Howard Cross 30 8 16 21 catches for 150 yards, 2 td New York Giants / 6th / 158th pick / 1989
LT Roman Oben 25 1 16 New York Giants / 3rd / 66th pick / 1996
LG Greg Bishop 26 4 16 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 4th / 93rd pick / 1993
C Lance Scott 25 Rook 11 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 165th pick / 1995
RG Ron Stone 26 3 16 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 96th pick / 1993
RT Scott Gragg 25 2 16 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 54th pick / 1995
 Defensive Starters
LDE Michael Strahan*+ 26 4 16 14.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 40th pick / 1993
LDT Robert Harris 28 5 16 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1992
RDT Keith Hamilton 26 5 16 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 4th / 99th pick / 1992
RDE Chad Bratzke 26 3 10 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 5th / 155th pick / 1994
LLB Jessie Armstead*+ 27 4 16 3.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 8th / 207th pick / 1993
MLB Corey Widmer 29 5 15 1.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 7th / 180th pick / 1992
RLB Corey Miller 29 6 13 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 6th / 167th pick / 1991
LCB Phillippi Sparks 28 5 13 1.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 41st pick / 1992
RCB Jason Sehorn 26 3 16 1.5 sacks, 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 59th pick / 1994
SS Sam Garnes 23 Rook 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 5th / 136th pick / 1997
FS Tito Wooten 26 3 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 4th / 1st pick / 1994 Supp
 Special Teams Starters
K Brad Daluiso 30 6 0 22 of 32 field goals & 27 of 29 extra points
P Brad Maynard 23 Rook 0 111 punts for a 40.8 average, 1 blocked New York Giants / 3rd / 95th pick / 1997
PR Amani Toomer 23 1 0 47 punt returns for a 9.7 average and 1 td New York Giants / 2nd / 34th pick / 1996
KR Erric Pegram 28 6 0 22 kick returns for a 17.4 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 145th pick / 1991

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
93 Ray Agnew 30 15 0 285 6-3 North Carolina St. 12/9/1967 7 2 New England Patriots / 1st / 10th pick / 1990
86 Kevin Alexander 22 WR 14 8 185 5-9 Utah St. 1/23/1975 1 3
98 Jessie Armstead*+ 27 LLB 16 16 237 6-1 Miami (FL) 10/26/1970 4 17 New York Giants / 8th / 207th pick / 1993
21 Tiki Barber 22 rb 12 6 200 5-10 Virginia 4/7/1975 Rook 6 New York Giants / 2nd / 36th pick / 1997
78 Greg Bishop 26 LG 16 16 305 6-5 Pacific 5/2/1971 4 7 New York Giants / 4th / 93rd pick / 1993
77 Chad Bratzke 26 RDE 10 10 270 6-5 East. Kentucky 9/15/1971 3 6 New York Giants / 5th / 155th pick / 1994
17 Dave Brown 27 qb 7 6 230 6-5 Duke 2/25/1970 5 3 New York Giants / 1st / 1st pick / 1992 Supp
55 Marcus Buckley 26 lb 12 3 240 6-3 Texas A&M 2/3/1971 4 2 New York Giants / 3rd / 66th pick / 1993
80 Chris Calloway 29 WR 16 16 188 5-10 Michigan 3/29/1968 7 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 97th pick / 1990
18 Mike Cherry 24 1 0 226 6-3 Arkansas,Murray St. 12/15/1973 Rook 0 New York Giants / 6th / 171st pick / 1997
58 Doug Colman 24 14 0 250 6-2 Nebraska 6/4/1973 1 1 New York Giants / 6th / 171st pick / 1996
87 Howard Cross 30 TE 16 16 270 6-5 Alabama 8/8/1967 8 1 New York Giants / 6th / 158th pick / 1989
3 Brad Daluiso 30 K 16 0 180 6-1 San Diego St.,UCLA 12/31/1967 6 2
95 Antonio Edwards 27 3 0 271 6-3 Valdosta St. 3/10/1970 4 0 Seattle Seahawks / 8th / 204th pick / 1993
43 Percy Ellsworth 23 db 16 1 225 6-2 Virginia 10/19/1974 1 3
69 Derek Engler 23 c 5 5 300 6-5 Wisconsin 7/11/1974 Rook 2
52 Scott Galyon 23 16 0 238 6-2 Tennessee 3/23/1974 1 2 New York Giants / 6th / 182nd pick / 1996
20 Sam Garnes 23 SS 16 15 225 6-3 Cincinnati 7/12/1974 Rook 7 New York Giants / 5th / 136th pick / 1997
74 Scott Gragg 25 RT 16 16 315 6-8 Montana 2/28/1972 2 7 New York Giants / 2nd / 54th pick / 1995
41 Conrad Hamilton 23 14 0 195 5-10 East. New Mexico 11/5/1974 1 1 New York Giants / 7th / 214th pick / 1996
75 Keith Hamilton 26 RDT 16 16 295 6-6 Pittsburgh 5/25/1971 5 10 New York Giants / 4th / 99th pick / 1992
27 Rodney Hampton 28 2 0 221 5-11 Georgia 4/3/1969 7 1 New York Giants / 1st / 24th pick / 1990
97 Robert Harris 28 LDT 16 16 295 6-4 Southern 6/13/1969 5 9 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1992
88 Ike Hilliard 21 wr 2 2 210 5-11 Florida 4/5/1976 Rook 0 New York Giants / 1st / 7th pick / 1997
79 Bernard Holsey 24 dt 16 4 286 6-2 Duke 12/10/1973 1 3
94 Cedric Jones 23 de 9 2 275 6-4 Oklahoma 4/30/1974 1 2 New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1996
13 Danny Kanell 24 QB 16 10 218 6-3 Florida St. 11/21/1973 1 5 New York Giants / 4th / 130th pick / 1996
37 Eric Lane 23 15 0 240 6-2 Tennessee 3/17/1974 Rook 0
81 Thomas Lewis 25 wr 4 2 191 6-1 Indiana 1/10/1972 3 1 New York Giants / 1st / 24th pick / 1994
44 Robert Massey 30 16 0 200 5-11 North Carolina Central 2/17/1967 8 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 46th pick / 1989
9 Brad Maynard 23 P 16 0 186 6-1 Ball St. 2/9/1974 Rook 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 95th pick / 1997
57 Corey Miller 29 RLB 14 13 252 6-2 South Carolina 10/25/1968 6 6 New York Giants / 6th / 167th pick / 1991
51 Pete Monty 23 3 0 250 6-2 Wisconsin 7/3/1974 Rook 0 New York Giants / 4th / 103rd pick / 1997
72 Roman Oben 25 LT 16 16 305 6-4 Louisville 10/9/1972 1 7 New York Giants / 3rd / 66th pick / 1996
83 David Patten 23 wr 16 3 190 5-10 West. Carolina 8/19/1974 Rook 2
33 Erric Pegram 28 KR 11 0 195 5-10 North Texas 1/7/1969 6 1 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 145th pick / 1991
99 Christian Peter 25 7 0 295 6-3 Nebraska 10/5/1972 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 5th / 149th pick / 1996
91 Ryan Phillips 23 10 0 252 6-4 Idaho 2/7/1974 Rook 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 68th pick / 1997
84 Aaron Pierce 28 te 16 4 252 6-5 Washington 9/6/1969 5 0 New York Giants / 3rd / 69th pick / 1992
23 Thomas Randolph 27 db 16 4 180 5-9 Kansas St. 10/5/1970 3 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 47th pick / 1994
66 Jerry Reynolds 27 5 0 320 6-6 UNLV 4/2/1970 1 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 184th pick / 1994
34 Brandon Sanders 24 12 0 185 5-9 Arizona 6/10/1973 Rook 1
53 Lance Scott 25 C 16 11 300 6-3 Utah 2/15/1972 Rook 5 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 165th pick / 1995
31 Jason Sehorn 26 RCB 16 16 213 6-2 USC 4/15/1971 3 9 New York Giants / 2nd / 59th pick / 1994
22 Phillippi Sparks 28 LCB 13 13 195 5-11 Arizona St. 4/15/1969 5 7 New York Giants / 2nd / 41st pick / 1992
60 Bryan Stoltenberg 25 3 0 300 6-1 Colorado 8/25/1972 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 192nd pick / 1996
65 Ron Stone 26 RG 16 16 325 6-5 Boston Col. 7/20/1971 3 7 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 96th pick / 1993
92 Michael Strahan*+ 26 LDE 16 16 275 6-5 Texas Southern 11/21/1971 4 18 New York Giants / 2nd / 40th pick / 1993
89 Amani Toomer 23 PR 16 0 208 6-3 Michigan 9/8/1974 1 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 34th pick / 1996
30 Charles Way 25 FB 16 16 245 6-0 Virginia 12/27/1972 2 7 New York Giants / 6th / 206th pick / 1995
28 Tyrone Wheatley 25 RB 14 7 235 6-0 Michigan 1/19/1972 2 5 New York Giants / 1st / 17th pick / 1995
90 Corey Widmer 29 MLB 16 15 256 6-3 Montana St. 12/25/1968 5 8 New York Giants / 7th / 180th pick / 1992
29 Tito Wooten 26 FS 16 16 191 6-0 North Carolina,La-Monroe 12/12/1971 3 8 New York Giants / 4th / 1st pick / 1994 Supp
47 Rodney Young 24 9 0 210 6-0 LSU 1/25/1973 2 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 85th pick / 1995
73 Rob Zatechka 26 16 0 313 6-4 Nebraska 12/1/1971 2 1 New York Giants / 4th / 128th pick / 1995
Team Total 25.5 16 243.8 6-2.0 2.7