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1965 New York Jets

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5-8-1, Finished 2nd in AFL East Division  · 1965 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.1, Offense: -1.1, Defense: -0.0, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 285 points (20.4/g), 7th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 303 points (21.6/g), 6th.
 Differential of -18 points (-1.3/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 6.5-7.5.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (5-8-1)

Stadium: Shea Stadium
 Training Camp: Peekskill Military Academy (Peekskill, New York)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Joe Namath* 22 Rook 9 164 for 340, 2,220 yards, 18 td, 15 int, & 8 rushes for 19 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
HB Bill Mathis 27 5 0 147 rushes for 604 yards, 5 td, & 17 catches for 242 yards and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 88th pick / 1960
FB Matt Snell 24 1 13 169 rushes for 763 yards, 4 td, & 38 catches for 264 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1964
New York Giants / 4th / 49th pick / 1964
FL Don Maynard* 30 7 0 68 catches for 1,218 yards, 14 td, & 1 rush for 2 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
SE George Sauer 22 Rook 0 29 catches for 301 yards, 2 td
TE Dee Mackey 31 5 0 16 catches for 255 yards, 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 24th / 287th pick / 1958
LT Winston Hill 24 2 0 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
LG Sam DeLuca 29 5 0 New York Giants / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1957
C Mike Hudock 31 5 0 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 128th pick / 1956
RG Dave Herman 24 1 14 New York Giants / 8th / 110th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 27th / 211th pick / 1963
RT Sherman Plunkett 32 7 0 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 71st pick / 1956
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gerry Philbin 24 1 0 New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1964
LDT Paul Rochester 27 5 0
RDT Jim Harris 22 Rook 14 New York Jets / 7th / 52nd pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 55th pick / 1965
RDE Verlon Biggs 22 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 20th pick / 1965
LLB Ralph Baker 23 1 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 38th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1964
MLB Wahoo McDaniel 27 5 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Larry Grantham 27 5 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 15th / 178th pick / 1960
LCB Bill Baird 26 2 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Clyde Washington 27 5 0 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 116th pick / 1960
LS Dainard Paulson* 28 4 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Ray Abruzzese 28 3 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 23rd / 180th pick / 1962
Baltimore Colts / 16th / 219th pick / 1962
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Turner 24 1 0 20 of 34 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points Washington Redskins / 19th / 259th pick / 1963
P Curley Johnson* 30 5 0 72 punts for a 45.3 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 77th pick / 1957
PR Bill Baird 26 2 0 14 punt returns for a 6.3 average and 0 td
KR Bake Turner 25 3 4 18 kick returns for a 22.3 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 12th / 163rd pick / 1962

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
25 Ray Abruzzese 28 RS 12 0 194 6-1 Alabama 10/27/1937 3 6 Buffalo Bills / 23rd / 180th pick / 1962
Baltimore Colts / 16th / 219th pick / 1962
88 Al Atkinson 22 lb 14 2 230 6-2 Villanova 7/28/1943 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 24th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 6th / 84th pick / 1965
46 Bill Baird 26 LCB 14 0 180 5-10 San Francisco St. 3/1/1939 2 7
51 Ralph Baker 23 LLB 14 0 228 6-3 Penn St. 8/25/1942 1 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 38th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1964
86 Verlon Biggs 22 RDE 14 0 275 6-4 Jackson St. 3/16/1943 Rook 7 New York Jets / 3rd / 20th pick / 1965
32 Charlie Browning 22 1 0 200 6-2 Washington 7/28/1943 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 87th pick / 1965
New York Jets / 17th / 132nd pick / 1965
45 Kern Carson 24 10 0 200 6-1 San Diego St. 1/29/1941 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 17th / 229th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 29th / 229th pick / 1963
71 Nick DeFelice 25 14 0 250 6-3 Southern Connecticut St. 2/4/1940 Rook 3
65 Sam DeLuca 29 LG 14 0 250 6-2 South Carolina 5/2/1936 5 5 New York Giants / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1957
55 Mike Dukes 29 3 0 235 6-3 Clemson 3/16/1936 5 3 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1959
80 Jim Evans 26 9 0 190 6-1 Texas-El Paso 10/24/1939 1 0 New York Jets / 4th / 27th pick / 1964
Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 83rd pick / 1964
61 Dan Ficca 26 14 0 245 6-1 USC 2/7/1939 3 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 53rd pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 29th / 231st pick / 1961
48 Cornell Gordon 24 14 0 187 6-0 North Carolina A&T 1/6/1941 Rook 4 New York Jets / 23rd / 179th pick / 1964
San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 211th pick / 1964
60 Larry Grantham 27 RLB 14 0 210 6-0 Mississippi 9/16/1938 5 10 Baltimore Colts / 15th / 178th pick / 1960
78 Jim Harris 22 RDT 14 14 280 6-4 Utah St. 2/24/1943 Rook 7 New York Jets / 7th / 52nd pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 55th pick / 1965
85 Gene Heeter 24 2 0 230 6-4 West Virginia 4/19/1941 2 0 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 58th pick / 1963
67 Dave Herman 24 RG 14 14 255 6-1 Michigan St. 9/3/1941 1 5 New York Giants / 8th / 110th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 27th / 211th pick / 1963
75 Winston Hill 24 LT 14 0 270 6-4 Texas Southern 10/23/1941 2 5 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
52 Mike Hudock 31 C 14 0 245 6-2 Miami (FL) 9/29/1934 5 5 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 128th pick / 1956
44 Jim Hudson 22 2 0 210 6-2 Texas 3/31/1943 Rook 2
45 Cosmo Iacavazzi 22 2 0 209 5-11 Princeton 8/18/1943 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 20th / 275th pick / 1965
33 Curley Johnson* 30 P 14 0 215 6-0 Houston 7/2/1935 5 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 77th pick / 1957
89 Dee Mackey 31 TE 10 0 235 6-5 Texas A&M-Commerce 10/16/1934 5 3 San Francisco 49ers / 24th / 287th pick / 1958
31 Bill Mathis 27 HB 14 0 220 6-1 Clemson 12/10/1938 5 8 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 88th pick / 1960
13 Don Maynard* 30 FL 14 0 180 6-0 Rice,Texas-El Paso 1/25/1935 7 14 New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
54 Wahoo McDaniel 27 MLB 14 0 235 6-1 Oklahoma 6/19/1938 5 7
12 Joe Namath* 22 QB 13 9 200 6-2 Alabama 5/31/1943 Rook 9 New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
63 Jim O'Mahoney 24 14 0 228 6-1 Miami (FL) 3/29/1941 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 100th pick / 1963
40 Dainard Paulson* 28 LS 14 0 190 6-0 Oregon St. 5/15/1937 4 11
64 Pete Perreault 26 3 0 248 6-3 Boston Univ. 3/1/1939 2 2
81 Gerry Philbin 24 LDE 14 0 245 6-2 Buffalo 7/31/1941 1 7 New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1964
79 Sherman Plunkett 32 RT 14 0 290 6-4 Md-Eastern Shore 4/7/1933 7 8 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 71st pick / 1956
23 Bill Rademacher 23 4 0 190 6-1 Northern Michigan 5/13/1942 1 0
28 Jerry Robinson 26 4 0 190 5-11 Grambling St. 3/9/1939 3 0 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 64th pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 11th / 147th pick / 1962
72 Paul Rochester 27 LDT 13 0 255 6-2 Michigan St. 7/15/1938 5 7
83 George Sauer 22 SE 14 0 195 6-2 Texas 11/10/1943 Rook 3
56 John Schmitt 23 2 0 250 6-4 Hofstra 11/12/1942 1 2
20 Bob Schweickert 23 3 0 190 6-1 Virginia Tech 9/17/1942 Rook 0 New York Jets / 4th / 28th pick / 1965
San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1965
76 Arnie Simkus 22 1 0 240 6-4 Michigan 3/25/1943 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 72nd pick / 1965
30 Mark Smolinski 26 12 0 215 6-1 Wyoming 5/9/1939 4 1
41 Matt Snell 24 FB 13 13 219 6-2 Ohio St. 8/18/1941 1 9 New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1964
New York Giants / 4th / 49th pick / 1964
17 Mike Taliaferro 24 qb 14 5 202 6-2 Illinois 7/26/1941 1 2 New York Giants / 10th / 138th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 28th / 219th pick / 1963
87 LaVerne Torczon 29 14 0 250 6-3 Nebraska 1/1/1936 5 4 Cleveland Browns / 18th / 211th pick / 1957
29 Bake Turner 25 KR 13 4 179 6-1 Texas Tech 7/22/1940 3 5 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 163rd pick / 1962
11 Jim Turner 24 K 14 0 205 6-2 Utah St. 3/28/1941 1 4 Washington Redskins / 19th / 259th pick / 1963
42 Clyde Washington 27 RCB 14 0 197 6-1 Purdue 3/21/1938 5 6 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 116th pick / 1960
22 Willie West 27 14 0 190 5-10 Oregon 5/1/1938 5 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 37th pick / 1960
82 Bert Wilder 26 14 0 245 6-3 North Carolina St. 4/14/1939 1 4 New York Titans / 14th / 109th pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 143rd pick / 1962
Team Total 25.4 14 222.3 6-1.7 2.3