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1966 New York Jets

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6-6-2, Finished 3rd in AFL East Division  · 1966 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.7, Offense: 0.7, Defense: 0.0, SoS: -0.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 322 points (23.0/g), 5th of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 312 points (22.3/g), 6th.
 Differential of 10 points (0.7/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 7.3-6.7.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (6-6-2)

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 23 1 13 232 for 471, 3,379 yards, 19 td, 27 int, & 6 rushes for 42 yards and 2 td New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
HB Emerson Boozer* 23 Rook 0 97 rushes for 455 yards, 5 td, & 8 catches for 133 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966
FB Matt Snell* 25 2 12 178 rushes for 644 yards, 4 td, & 48 catches for 346 yards and 4 td New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1964
New York Giants / 4th / 49th pick / 1964
FL Don Maynard 31 8 0 48 catches for 840 yards, 5 td New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
SE George Sauer* 23 1 0 63 catches for 1,079 yards, 5 td
TE Pete Lammons 23 Rook 0 41 catches for 565 yards, 4 td New York Jets / 8th / 68th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 14th / 213th pick / 1966
LT Winston Hill 25 3 0 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
LG Sam DeLuca 30 6 0 New York Giants / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1957
C John Schmitt 24 2 0
RG Dave Herman 25 2 14 New York Giants / 8th / 110th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 27th / 211th pick / 1963
RT Sherman Plunkett* 33 8 0 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 71st pick / 1956
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gerry Philbin 25 2 0 New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1964
LDT Paul Rochester 28 6 0
RDT Jim Harris 23 1 0 New York Jets / 7th / 52nd pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 55th pick / 1965
RDE Verlon Biggs* 23 1 0 New York Jets / 3rd / 20th pick / 1965
LLB Paul Crane 22 Rook 0
MLB Al Atkinson 23 1 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 24th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 6th / 84th pick / 1965
RLB Larry Grantham* 28 6 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 15th / 178th pick / 1960
LCB Johnny Sample 30 8 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 7th / 79th pick / 1958
RCB Bill Baird 27 3 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Ray Abruzzese 29 4 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 23rd / 180th pick / 1962
Baltimore Colts / 16th / 219th pick / 1962
RS Jim Hudson 23 1 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Turner 25 2 0 18 of 35 field goals & 34 of 35 extra points Washington Redskins / 19th / 259th pick / 1963
P Curley Johnson 31 6 0 62 punts for a 42.5 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 77th pick / 1957
PR Bake Turner 26 4 0 10 punt returns for a 6.0 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 12th / 163rd pick / 1962
KR Emerson Boozer* 23 Rook 0 26 kick returns for a 25.3 average and 1 td New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
25 Ray Abruzzese 29 LS 14 0 194 6-1 Alabama 10/27/1937 4 5 Buffalo Bills / 23rd / 180th pick / 1962
Baltimore Colts / 16th / 219th pick / 1962
62 Al Atkinson 23 MLB 14 14 230 6-2 Villanova 7/28/1943 1 7 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 24th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 6th / 84th pick / 1965
46 Bill Baird 27 RCB 14 0 180 5-10 San Francisco St. 3/1/1939 3 6
51 Ralph Baker 24 11 0 228 6-3 Penn St. 8/25/1942 2 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 38th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1964
86 Verlon Biggs* 23 RDE 14 0 275 6-4 Jackson St. 3/16/1943 1 9 New York Jets / 3rd / 20th pick / 1965
32 Emerson Boozer* 23 HB 14 0 195 5-11 Md-Eastern Shore 7/4/1943 Rook 6 New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966
77 Steve Chomyszak 22 2 0 265 6-6 Syracuse 2/27/1944 Rook 2 New York Jets / 12th / 103rd pick / 1966
45 Earl Christy 23 6 0 195 5-10 Md-Eastern Shore 3/19/1943 Rook 0
56 Paul Crane 22 LLB 14 0 212 6-3 Alabama 1/29/1944 Rook 6
65 Sam DeLuca 30 LG 14 0 250 6-2 South Carolina 5/2/1936 6 9 New York Giants / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1957
73 Mitch Dudek 23 14 0 245 6-4 Xavier (OH) 11/9/1943 Rook 3 New York Jets / 19th / 148th pick / 1965
61 Dan Ficca 27 14 0 245 6-1 USC 2/7/1939 4 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 53rd pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 29th / 231st pick / 1961
48 Cornell Gordon 25 db 10 1 187 6-0 North Carolina A&T 1/6/1941 1 1 New York Jets / 23rd / 179th pick / 1964
San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 211th pick / 1964
60 Larry Grantham* 28 RLB 14 0 210 6-0 Mississippi 9/16/1938 6 8 Baltimore Colts / 15th / 178th pick / 1960
28 Jim Gray 25 6 0 180 6-0 Toledo 8/23/1941 Rook 2 New York Jets / 11th / 84th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 16th / 216th pick / 1965
28 Pat Gucciardo 22 1 0 185 5-11 Kent St. 4/21/1944 Rook 2
78 Jim Harris 23 RDT 14 0 280 6-4 Utah St. 2/24/1943 1 6 New York Jets / 7th / 52nd pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 55th pick / 1965
67 Dave Herman 25 RG 14 14 255 6-1 Michigan St. 9/3/1941 2 6 New York Giants / 8th / 110th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 27th / 211th pick / 1963
75 Winston Hill 25 LT 14 0 270 6-4 Texas Southern 10/23/1941 3 6 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
22 Jim Hudson 23 RS 14 0 210 6-2 Texas 3/31/1943 1 6
33 Curley Johnson 31 P 14 0 215 6-0 Houston 7/2/1935 6 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 77th pick / 1957
87 Pete Lammons 23 TE 14 0 230 6-3 Texas 10/20/1943 Rook 6 New York Jets / 8th / 68th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 14th / 213th pick / 1966
7 Sherman Lewis 24 5 0 158 5-9 Michigan St. 6/29/1942 Rook 2 New York Jets / 9th / 67th pick / 1964
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 250th pick / 1964
31 Bill Mathis 28 14 0 220 6-1 Clemson 12/10/1938 6 6 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 88th pick / 1960
13 Don Maynard 31 FL 14 0 180 6-0 Rice,Texas-El Paso 1/25/1935 8 9 New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
12 Joe Namath 23 QB 14 13 200 6-2 Alabama 5/31/1943 1 12 New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
63 Jim O'Mahoney 25 12 0 228 6-1 Miami (FL) 3/29/1941 1 3 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 100th pick / 1963
40 Dainard Paulson 29 14 0 190 6-0 Oregon St. 5/15/1937 5 3
64 Pete Perreault 27 6 0 248 6-3 Boston Univ. 3/1/1939 3 3
81 Gerry Philbin 25 LDE 14 0 245 6-2 Buffalo 7/31/1941 2 6 New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1964
79 Sherman Plunkett* 33 RT 14 0 290 6-4 Md-Eastern Shore 4/7/1933 8 8 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 71st pick / 1956
23 Bill Rademacher 24 4 0 190 6-1 Northern Michigan 5/13/1942 2 0
72 Paul Rochester 28 LDT 12 0 255 6-2 Michigan St. 7/15/1938 6 6
24 Johnny Sample 30 LCB 13 0 203 6-1 Md-Eastern Shore 6/15/1936 8 6 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 79th pick / 1958
83 George Sauer* 23 SE 14 0 195 6-2 Texas 11/10/1943 1 11
74 Henry Schmidt 31 11 0 254 6-4 USC,Trinity (TX) 9/28/1935 7 3 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 71st pick / 1958
52 John Schmitt 24 C 14 0 250 6-4 Hofstra 11/12/1942 2 6
37 Allen Smith 24 1 0 195 5-11 Findlay 10/7/1942 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 20th / 300th pick / 1966
30 Mark Smolinski 27 14 0 215 6-1 Wyoming 5/9/1939 5 1
41 Matt Snell* 25 FB 12 12 219 6-2 Ohio St. 8/18/1941 2 9 New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1964
New York Giants / 4th / 49th pick / 1964
17 Mike Taliaferro 25 14 1 202 6-2 Illinois 7/26/1941 2 1 New York Giants / 10th / 138th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 28th / 219th pick / 1963
29 Bake Turner 26 PR 14 0 179 6-1 Texas Tech 7/22/1940 4 1 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 163rd pick / 1962
11 Jim Turner 25 K 14 0 205 6-2 Utah St. 3/28/1941 2 2 Washington Redskins / 19th / 259th pick / 1963
54 Jim Waskiewicz 22 14 0 240 6-4 Wichita St. 2/10/1944 Rook 3 New York Jets / 4th / 29th pick / 1966
84 Sammy Weir 25 11 0 170 5-9 Arkansas St. 3/18/1941 1 0
80 Bob Werl 23 8 0 240 6-3 Miami (FL) 1/7/1943 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 162nd pick / 1965
82 Bert Wilder 27 de 14 2 245 6-3 North Carolina St. 4/14/1939 2 2 New York Titans / 14th / 109th pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 143rd pick / 1962
88 William Yearby 22 9 0 235 6-3 Michigan 7/24/1944 Rook 3 New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 1966
Team Total 25.5 14 220.6 6-1.6 2.5