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1962 New York Titans

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5-9-0, Finished 4th in AFL East Division  · 1962 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.1, Offense: -2.3, Defense: -6.8, SoS: 1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 278 points (19.9/g), 7th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 423 points (30.2/g), 8th.
 Differential of -145 points (-10.4/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 3.8-10.2.

Coach: Bulldog Turner (5-9-0)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: East Stroudsburg State (East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Harry Wismer
General Manager George Sauer Sr.
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 278 3955 876 4.5 55 20 15 206 242 505 2742 20 35 4.9 131 317 1213 9 3.8 60
Team Defense 423 4612 905 5.1 45 16 28 253 194 417 2606 28 29 5.8 122 452 2006 19 4.4 103
Lg Rank Offense 7 7 7 6 7 2 4 6 6 7 8 8 8 6
Lg Rank Defense 8 7 6 4 8 3 3 7 4 3 7 7 7 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 9 boxscore W 1-0 @ Oakland Raiders 28 17 13 424 261 163 5 20 313 129 184 3
2 Sun September 16 boxscore L 1-1 @ San Diego Chargers 14 40 20 248 165 83 6 13 297 187 110 2
3 Sat September 22 boxscore W 2-1 @ Buffalo Bills 17 6 12 235 151 84 2 16 327 155 172 7
4 Sun September 30 boxscore L 2-2 Denver Broncos 10 32 11 244 166 78 4 16 333 273 60 4
5 Sat October 6 boxscore L 2-3 Boston Patriots 14 43 13 373 325 48 4 16 355 238 117
5 Sun October 14 boxscore L 2-4 @ Houston Oilers 17 56 12 140 93 47 6 24 437 252 185 1
6 Sun October 21 boxscore L 2-5 @ Dallas Texans 17 20 13 276 178 98 3 22 342 205 137 2
8 Sun October 28 boxscore W 3-5 San Diego Chargers 23 3 13 345 275 70 2 10 183 145 38 6
9 Sun November 4 boxscore W 4-5 Oakland Raiders 31 21 24 405 242 163 4 12 200 167 33 3
10 Sun November 11 boxscore L 4-6 Dallas Texans 31 52 16 242 189 53 6 23 337 111 226 3
12 Thu November 22 boxscore W 5-6 @ Denver Broncos 46 45 25 381 268 113 4 19 294 179 115 4
12 Fri November 30 boxscore L 5-7 @ Boston Patriots 17 24 13 273 209 64 12 341 171 170 2
13 Sat December 8 boxscore L 5-8 Buffalo Bills 3 20 11 207 180 27 3 23 392 151 241 4
14 Sat December 15 boxscore L 5-9 Houston Oilers 10 44 9 162 40 122 6 27 461 243 218 4

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
12 Johnny Green 25 QB 11 8 3-5-0 128 258 49.6% 1741 10 3.9 18 7.0 63 6.7 4.4 13.6 158.3 55.4 2 2
17 Lee Grosscup 26 qb 8 4 1-3-0 57 126 45.2% 855 8 6.3 8 6.3 86 6.8 5.2 15.0 106.9 62.8
11 Butch Songin 38 qb 7 2 1-1-0 42 90 46.7% 442 2 2.2 7 7.8 64 4.9 1.9 10.5 63.1 36.4
12 Harold Stephens 24 6 0 15 22 68.2% 123 0 0.0 0 0.0 26 5.6 5.6 8.2 20.5 82.2
45 Dick Christy* 27 HB/KR/PR 14 0 0 6 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
19 Bob Scrabis 26 6 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0
30 Dean Look 25 1 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 26.1 14 5-9-0 242 505 47.9% 3161 20 4.0 35 6.9 86 6.3 3.9 13.1 225.8 52.4 2 2
Opp Total 14 194 417 46.5% 2929 28 6.7 29 7.0 7.0 5.24 15.1 209.2 63.5 36 323 5.8 4.1 7.9

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
45 Dick Christy* 27 HB/KR/PR 14 0 114 535 3 47 4.7 38.2 8.1 62 538 8.7 3 41 4.4 38.4 1073 6 8
31 Bill Mathis 24 FB 11 0 71 245 3 41 3.5 22.3 6.5 6 32 5.3 0 14 0.5 2.9 277 3 1
24 Jim Tiller 27 11 0 31 43 0 25 1.4 3.9 2.8 13 108 8.3 0 19 1.2 9.8 151 0 6
20 Curley Johnson 27 P 14 0 26 114 0 25 4.4 8.1 1.9 14 62 4.4 0 12 1.0 4.4 176 0 3
41 Charlie Flowers 25 4 0 21 78 0 14 3.7 19.5 5.3 7 55 7.9 0 14 1.8 13.8 133 0 0
12 Johnny Green 25 QB 11 8 17 35 3 8 2.1 3.2 1.5 35 3 6
25 Mel West 23 3 0 9 16 0 7 1.8 5.3 3.0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.3 0.3 17 0 3
17 Lee Grosscup 26 qb 8 4 8 62 0 18 7.8 7.8 1.0 62 0 5
12 Harold Stephens 24 6 0 6 33 0 14 5.5 5.5 1.0 33 0 3
Bobby Fowler 22 1 0 5 27 0 15 5.4 27.0 5.0 27 0 0
11 Butch Songin 38 qb 7 2 4 11 0 10 2.8 1.6 0.6 11 0 0
35 Ed Kovac 24 3 0 3 5 0 3 1.7 1.7 1.0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.3 1.0 8 0 0
30 Dean Look 25 1 0 2 9 0 8 4.5 9.0 2.0 9 0 0
84 Art Powell 25 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 64 1130 17.7 8 80 4.6 80.7 1130 8 1
13 Don Maynard 27 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 56 1041 18.6 8 86 4.0 74.4 1041 8 0
88 Thurlow Cooper 29 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 122 10.2 1 25 0.9 8.7 122 1 0
80 Perry Richards 28 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 69 11.5 0 22 0.4 4.9 69 0 1
Team Total 26.1 14 317 1213 9 47 3.8 86.6 22.6 242 3161 13.1 20 86 17.3 225.8 4374 29 39
Opp Total 14 452 2006 19 4.4 143.3 32.3 194 2606 13.4 28 13.9 186.1 4612 47 30

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
45 Dick Christy* 27 HB/KR/PR 14 0 15 250 2 73 16.7 38 824 0 43 21.7 2147
24 Jim Tiller 27 11 0 9 47 0 20 5.2 22 462 0 40 21.0 660
35 Ed Kovac 24 3 0 4 72 0 23 18.0 80
25 Mel West 23 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 3 131 0 68 43.7 148
29 Bill Shockley 25 K 14 0 3 73 0 32 24.3 73
88 Thurlow Cooper 29 TE 14 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 125
62 Sid Fournet 30 RG 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
20 Curley Johnson 27 P 14 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 190
Team Total 26.1 14 25 297 2 73 11.9 73 1579 0 68 21.6 6250
Opp Total 14 30 295 0 9.8 46 1194 1 26.0

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
29 Bill Shockley 25 K 14 0 4 3 5 4 8 5 8 1 1 26 13 50.0%% 30 29 96.7%%
20 Curley Johnson 27 P 14 0 50 1998 63 0 40.0
2 Billy Atkins 28 LS 7 0 22 969 63 1 44.0
12 Johnny Green 25 QB 11 8 3 121 55 0 40.3
77 Dick Guesman 24 RDT 7 0 1 1 0.0%% 2 2 100.0%%
40 Dainard Paulson 25 LCB 14 0 3 113 48 0 37.7
Team Total 26.1 14 4 3 5 4 8 5 8 1 2 27 13 48.1%% 32 31 96.9%% 78 3201 63 1 41.0
Opp Total 14 31 21 67.7%% 51 46 90.2%% 70 2653 37.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
22 Lee Riley 30 RS 14 0 11 122 0 30 0
45 Dick Christy* 27 HB/KR/PR 14 0 0 8 0 0 0
12 Johnny Green 25 QB 11 8 0 6 0 0 0
24 Jim Tiller 27 11 0 0 6 0 0 0
17 Lee Grosscup 26 qb 8 4 0 5 0 0 0
2 Billy Atkins 28 LS 7 0 4 30 0 17 0
26 Wayne Fontes 22 9 0 4 145 1 83 0
20 Curley Johnson 27 P 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
40 Dainard Paulson 25 LCB 14 0 3 0 0 0 0
12 Harold Stephens 24 6 0 0 3 0 0 0
25 Mel West 23 3 0 0 3 0 0 0
60 Larry Grantham*+ 24 RLB 14 0 2 2 0 2 0
33 Paul Hynes 23 RCB 13 0 2 2 0 2 0
57 Hubert Bobo 28 MLB 14 0 1 14 0 14 0
82 Ed Cooke 27 LLB 14 0 1 20 0 20 0
35 Ed Kovac 24 3 0 1 21 0 21 0
31 Bill Mathis 24 FB 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
84 Art Powell 25 SE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
80 Perry Richards 28 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
19 Bob Scrabis 26 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
29 Bill Shockley 25 K 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 29 356 1 83 0 0 39 0 0 1
Opp Total 14 54 30 14

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
29 Bill Shockley 25 K 14 0 29 13 68
45 Dick Christy* 27 HB/KR/PR 14 0 3 3 2 8 48
13 Don Maynard 27 FL 14 0 8 8 48
84 Art Powell 25 SE 14 0 8 8 48
12 Johnny Green 25 QB 11 8 3 3 18
31 Bill Mathis 24 FB 11 0 3 3 18
88 Thurlow Cooper 29 TE 14 0 1 1 1 8
82 Ed Cooke 27 LLB 14 0 1 1 6
26 Wayne Fontes 22 9 0 1 1 6
60 Larry Grantham*+ 24 RLB 14 0 1 1 6
77 Dick Guesman 24 RDT 7 0 2 2
Team Total 26.1 14 9 20 2 1 1 1 34 1 31 13 1 276
Opp Total 14 19 28 1 1 3 46 21 423

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-09 @ OAK W, 28-17 2 80 pass Art Powell 80 yard pass from Lee Grosscup (Bill Shockley kick)
2 1962-09-09 @ OAK W, 28-17 2 19 pass Dick Christy 19 yard pass from Lee Grosscup (Bill Shockley kick)
3 1962-09-09 @ OAK W, 28-17 3 64 pass Don Maynard 64 yard pass from Butch Songin (Bill Shockley kick)
4 1962-09-09 @ OAK W, 28-17 3 64 pass Art Powell 64 yard pass from Lee Grosscup (Bill Shockley kick)
5 1962-09-16 @ SDG L, 14-40 4 10 pass Art Powell 10 yard pass from Lee Grosscup (Dick Guesman kick)
6 1962-09-16 @ SDG L, 14-40 4 14 pass Art Powell 14 yard pass from Lee Grosscup (Dick Guesman kick)
7 1962-09-22 @ BUF W, 17-6 1 2 rush Dick Christy 2 yard rush (Bill Shockley kick)
8 1962-09-22 @ BUF W, 17-6 2 6 pass Thurlow Cooper 6 yard pass from Lee Grosscup (Bill Shockley kick)
9 1962-09-30 DEN L, 10-32 1 45 pass Don Maynard 45 yard pass from Butch Songin (Bill Shockley kick)
10 1962-10-06 BOS L, 14-43 2 73 pass Art Powell 73 yard pass from Lee Grosscup (Bill Shockley kick)
11 1962-10-06 BOS L, 14-43 3 86 pass Don Maynard 86 yard pass from Lee Grosscup (Bill Shockley kick)
12 1962-10-14 @ HOU L, 17-56 2 58 punt Dick Christy 58 yard punt return (Bill Shockley kick)
13 1962-10-14 @ HOU L, 17-56 3 0 fumble Ed Cooke 0 yard fumble return (Bill Shockley kick)
14 1962-10-21 @ DTX L, 17-20 2 6 rush Dick Christy 6 yard rush (Bill Shockley kick)
15 1962-10-21 @ DTX L, 17-20 3 2 rush Johnny Green 2 yard rush (Bill Shockley kick)
16 1962-10-28 SDG W, 23-3 3 63 pass Don Maynard 63 yard pass from Johnny Green
17 1962-10-28 SDG W, 23-3 3 73 punt Dick Christy 73 yard punt return (Bill Shockley kick)
18 1962-10-28 SDG W, 23-3 3 18 pass Don Maynard 18 yard pass from Johnny Green (Bill Shockley kick)
19 1962-11-04 OAK W, 31-21 3 2 rush Dick Christy 2 yard rush (Bill Shockley kick)
20 1962-11-04 OAK W, 31-21 3 34 pass Don Maynard 34 yard pass from Johnny Green (Bill Shockley kick)
21 1962-11-04 OAK W, 31-21 4 1 rush Johnny Green 1 yard rush (Bill Shockley kick)
22 1962-11-04 OAK W, 31-21 4 2 rush Bill Mathis 2 yard rush (Bill Shockley kick)
23 1962-11-11 DTX L, 31-52 1 9 pass Art Powell 9 yard pass from Johnny Green (Bill Shockley kick)
24 1962-11-11 DTX L, 31-52 1 1 rush Bill Mathis 1 yard rush (Bill Shockley kick)
25 1962-11-11 DTX L, 31-52 3 1 rush Johnny Green 1 yard rush (two point pass successful)
26 1962-11-22 @ DEN W, 46-45 1 1 rush Bill Mathis 1 yard rush (Bill Shockley kick)
27 1962-11-22 @ DEN W, 46-45 1 6 pass Dick Christy 6 yard pass from Johnny Green (Bill Shockley kick)
28 1962-11-22 @ DEN W, 46-45 2 4 pass Art Powell 4 yard pass from Johnny Green (Bill Shockley kick)
29 1962-11-22 @ DEN W, 46-45 3 35 pass Don Maynard 35 yard pass from Johnny Green (run failed)
30 1962-11-22 @ DEN W, 46-45 4 5 pass Dick Christy 5 yard pass from Johnny Green (Bill Shockley kick)
31 1962-11-22 @ DEN W, 46-45 4 3 pass Art Powell 3 yard pass from Johnny Green (Bill Shockley kick)
32 1962-11-30 @ BOS L, 17-24 1 2 pass Don Maynard 2 yard pass from Johnny Green (Bill Shockley kick)
33 1962-11-30 @ BOS L, 17-24 3 0 fumble Larry Grantham 0 yard fumble return (Bill Shockley kick)
34 1962-12-15 HOU L, 10-44 1 83 interception Wayne Fontes 83 yard interception return (Bill Shockley kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-09 @ OAK L, 17-28 3 21 pass Gene White 21 yard pass from Don Heinrich (Jackie Simpson kick)
2 1962-09-09 @ OAK L, 17-28 4 1 rush Alan Miller 1 yard rush (Jackie Simpson kick)
3 1962-09-16 @ SDG W, 40-14 1 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (George Blair kick)
4 1962-09-16 @ SDG W, 40-14 2 23 pass Lance Alworth 23 yard pass from Keith Lincoln (George Blair kick)
5 1962-09-16 @ SDG W, 40-14 2 5 rush Bobby Jackson 5 yard rush (George Blair kick)
6 1962-09-16 @ SDG W, 40-14 3 67 pass Lance Alworth 67 yard pass from Jack Kemp (George Blair kick)
7 1962-09-16 @ SDG W, 40-14 4 103 kickoff Keith Lincoln 103 yard kickoff return
8 1962-09-22 @ BUF L, 6-17 2 24 pass Elbert Dubenion 24 yard pass from Warren Rabb
9 1962-09-30 DEN W, 32-10 2 2 pass Lionel Taylor 2 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
10 1962-09-30 DEN W, 32-10 4 1 rush Frank Tripucka 1 yard rush
11 1962-09-30 DEN W, 32-10 4 30 interception Bob Zeman 30 yard interception return (Gene Mingo kick)
12 1962-10-06 BOS W, 43-14 2 63 pass Jim Colclough 63 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
13 1962-10-06 BOS W, 43-14 2 13 pass Ron Burton 13 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
14 1962-10-06 BOS W, 43-14 2 36 pass Gino Cappelletti 36 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
15 1962-10-06 BOS W, 43-14 3 12 interception Tom Addison 12 yard interception return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
16 1962-10-06 BOS W, 43-14 4 2 rush Jim Crawford 2 yard rush
17 1962-10-14 @ HOU W, 56-17 1 12 pass Bill Groman 12 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
18 1962-10-14 @ HOU W, 56-17 1 54 pass Bill Groman 54 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
19 1962-10-14 @ HOU W, 56-17 2 25 pass Bob McLeod 25 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
20 1962-10-14 @ HOU W, 56-17 2 2 rush Dave Smith 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
21 1962-10-14 @ HOU W, 56-17 2 13 pass Dave Smith 13 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
22 1962-10-14 @ HOU W, 56-17 3 20 pass Charley Hennigan 20 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
23 1962-10-14 @ HOU W, 56-17 3 10 pass Bob McLeod 10 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
24 1962-10-14 @ HOU W, 56-17 4 35 pass Willard Dewveall 35 yard pass from Jacky Lee (George Blanda kick)
25 1962-10-21 @ DTX W, 20-17 1 78 pass Abner Haynes 78 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
26 1962-10-21 @ DTX W, 20-17 3 1 rush Abner Haynes 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
27 1962-11-04 OAK L, 21-31 2 2 rush Clem Daniels 2 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)
28 1962-11-04 OAK L, 21-31 3 3 rush Clem Daniels 3 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)
29 1962-11-04 OAK L, 21-31 4 72 pass Bo Roberson 72 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Cotton Davidson kick)
30 1962-11-11 DTX W, 52-31 1 75 pass Abner Haynes 75 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
31 1962-11-11 DTX W, 52-31 1 1 rush Abner Haynes 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
32 1962-11-11 DTX W, 52-31 1 8 rush Curtis McClinton 8 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
33 1962-11-11 DTX W, 52-31 2 1 rush Len Dawson 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
34 1962-11-11 DTX W, 52-31 3 25 pass Chris Burford 25 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
35 1962-11-11 DTX W, 52-31 4 9 rush Abner Haynes 9 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
36 1962-11-11 DTX W, 52-31 4 17 pass Fred Arbanas 17 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
37 1962-11-22 @ DEN L, 45-46 2 35 pass Bob Scarpitto 35 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
38 1962-11-22 @ DEN L, 45-46 3 69 fumble Bud McFadin 69 yard fumble return (Gene Mingo kick)
39 1962-11-22 @ DEN L, 45-46 3 6 pass Bob Scarpitto 6 yard pass from George Shaw (Gene Mingo kick)
40 1962-11-22 @ DEN L, 45-46 4 3 pass Lionel Taylor 3 yard pass from George Shaw (two point pass successful)
41 1962-11-22 @ DEN L, 45-46 4 59 interception Jim McMillin 59 yard interception return (Gene Mingo kick)
42 1962-11-30 @ BOS W, 24-17 3 27 rush Tom Yewcic 27 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
43 1962-11-30 @ BOS W, 24-17 4 4 rush Tom Yewcic 4 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
44 1962-11-30 @ BOS W, 24-17 4 75 pass Jim Colclough 75 yard pass from Tom Yewcic (Gino Cappelletti kick)
45 1962-12-08 BUF W, 20-3 3 42 rush Cookie Gilchrist 42 yard rush (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
46 1962-12-08 BUF W, 20-3 4 30 rush Cookie Gilchrist 30 yard rush (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
47 1962-12-15 HOU W, 44-10 1 1 rush Charley Tolar 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
48 1962-12-15 HOU W, 44-10 1 5 pass Dave Smith 5 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
49 1962-12-15 HOU W, 44-10 2 33 pass Billy Cannon 33 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
50 1962-12-15 HOU W, 44-10 3 41 pass Willard Dewveall 41 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
51 1962-12-15 HOU W, 44-10 3 64 rush Billy Cannon 64 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
52 1962-12-15 HOU W, 44-10 4 4 pass Bob McLeod 4 yard pass from Jacky Lee