Ernie Koy was drafted by the Giants in 1965 out of Texas. And he seemed to do it all immediately as a Giant. In his first year with the team, Koy ran for 174 yards on 35 attempts, caught 4 passes for 22 yards and punted the ball 55 times for 2,268 yards.
Over the next few seasons, his punting contributions would ease back, while his running and receiving contributions would increase. The 1967 regular season saw Koy run for 704 yards and 4 touchdowns, catch 32 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown, while punting the ball 40 times for 1,509 yards.
All-told, as a Giant, Koy played six NFL seasons, with the following numbers:
- 1,723 rushing yards
- 9 rushing touchdowns
- 498 receiving yards
- 6 receiving touchdowns
- 8,583 punting yards