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Walt Michaels

Walter Edward Michaels

Position: LB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 231 lbs.

Born: October 16, 1929 in Swoyersville, PA
High School: Swoyersville
College: Washington & Lee   (school history)
Drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 7th round (86th overall) of the 1951 NFL Draft.
5-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

Playing Record

Coaching Results

Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Notes
1977 48 New York Jets NFL 14 3 11 0 .214 5
1978 49 New York Jets NFL 16 8 8 0 .500 3
1979 50 New York Jets NFL 16 8 8 0 .500 3
1980 51 New York Jets NFL 16 4 12 0 .250 5
1981 52 New York Jets NFL 16 10 5 1 .667 1 0 1 .000 2
1982 53 New York Jets NFL 9 6 3 0 .667 3 2 1 .667 2
6 yrs 87 39 47 1 .453 4 2 2 .500 3.3

Games over .500: -8
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 0

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1977 NYJ 28 24 26 25 26 19 22 20 28 26 24 18 8 13 15 14 24 17 26 24 25 22 23 18 17 9 22 28 28 26 25
1978 NYJ 28 15 10 10 25 12 3 10 14 15 4 13 2 18 13 8 21 8 27 27 16 20 26 21 25 14 24 23 23 11 22
1979 NYJ 28 16 11 19 22 9 13 13 1 1 7 8 4 27 21 20 22 6 26 25 12 5 3 5 3 7 28 28 28 15 26
1980 NYJ 28 25 23 23 25 20 18 20 23 18 10 10 5 15 16 19 28 17 22 24 22 15 13 23 14 28 27 26 24 14 20
1981 NYJ 28 5 9 9 9 15 9 4 5 6 21 11 9 11 19 6 3 21 5 8 17 3 7 21 13 22 14 8 5 13 4
1982 NYJ 28 5 2 2 3 4 3 7 8 4 3 2 10 15 7 4 3 9 6 10 5 13 11 2 8 14 22 9 8 4 6
6 yrs %tile 50 55 51 38 57 63 60 57 62 62 67 81 45 49 61 43 57 37 33 46 57 54 50 56 48 22 31 35 54 42

Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1977 48 NFL New York Jets Head Coach
1978 49 NFL New York Jets Head Coach
1979 50 NFL New York Jets Head Coach
1980 51 NFL New York Jets Head Coach
1981 52 NFL New York Jets Head Coach
1982 53 NFL New York Jets Head Coach