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1967 New York Jets

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8-5-1, Finished 2nd in AFL East Division  · 1967 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.4, Offense: 3.6, Defense: -1.2, SoS: -0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 371 points (26.5/g), 3rd of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 329 points (23.5/g), 5th.
 Differential of 42 points (3.0/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-6.0.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (8-5-1)

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Joe Namath* 24 2 14 258 for 491, 4,007 yards, 26 td, 28 int, & 6 rushes for 14 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
HB Emerson Boozer 24 1 0 119 rushes for 442 yards, 10 td, & 12 catches for 205 yards and 3 td New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966
FB Matt Snell 26 3 6 61 rushes for 207 yards, 0 td, & 11 catches for 54 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1964
New York Giants / 4th / 49th pick / 1964
FL Don Maynard* 32 9 0 71 catches for 1,434 yards, 10 td, & 4 rushes for 18 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
SE George Sauer*+ 24 2 0 75 catches for 1,189 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for -3 yards and 0 td
TE Pete Lammons* 24 1 0 45 catches for 515 yards, 2 td New York Jets / 8th / 68th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 14th / 213th pick / 1966
LT Winston Hill* 26 4 0 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
LG Randy Rasmussen 22 Rook 14 New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
C John Schmitt 25 3 0 1 fumble recovered
RG Dave Herman 26 3 14 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 8th / 110th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 27th / 211th pick / 1963
RT Sherman Plunkett 34 9 0 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 71st pick / 1956
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gerry Philbin 26 3 0 New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1964
LDT Paul Rochester 29 7 0
RDT Jim Harris 24 2 0 New York Jets / 7th / 52nd pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 55th pick / 1965
RDE Verlon Biggs* 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 20th pick / 1965
LLB Ralph Baker 25 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 38th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1964
MLB Al Atkinson 24 2 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 24th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 6th / 84th pick / 1965
RLB Larry Grantham 29 7 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 15th / 178th pick / 1960
LCB Johnny Sample 31 9 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 7th / 79th pick / 1958
RCB Randy Beverly 23 Rook 13 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Jim Hudson 24 2 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Bill Baird 28 4 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Turner 26 3 0 17 of 32 field goals & 36 of 39 extra points Washington Redskins / 19th / 259th pick / 1963
P Curley Johnson 32 7 0 65 punts for a 42.1 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 77th pick / 1957
PR Bill Baird 28 4 0 25 punt returns for a 8.8 average and 0 td
KR Earl Christy 24 1 0 23 kick returns for a 22.7 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
62 Al Atkinson 24 MLB 14 0 230 6-2 Villanova 7/28/1943 2 8 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 24th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 6th / 84th pick / 1965
46 Bill Baird 28 PR 14 0 180 5-10 San Francisco St. 3/1/1939 4 6
51 Ralph Baker 25 LLB 14 0 228 6-3 Penn St. 8/25/1942 3 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 38th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1964
42 Randy Beverly 23 RCB 14 13 190 5-11 Colorado St. 4/3/1944 Rook 6
86 Verlon Biggs* 24 RDE 14 0 275 6-4 Jackson St. 3/16/1943 2 9 New York Jets / 3rd / 20th pick / 1965
32 Emerson Boozer 24 HB 8 0 195 5-11 Md-Eastern Shore 7/4/1943 1 6 New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966
47 Solomon Brannan 25 12 0 188 6-1 Morris Brown 9/5/1942 2 3
45 Earl Christy 24 KR 10 0 195 5-10 Md-Eastern Shore 3/19/1943 1 0
56 Paul Crane 23 11 0 212 6-3 Alabama 1/29/1944 1 3
80 John Elliott 23 13 0 244 6-4 Texas 10/26/1944 Rook 4 New York Jets / 7th / 171st pick / 1967
48 Cornell Gordon 26 2 0 187 6-0 North Carolina A&T 1/6/1941 2 2 New York Jets / 23rd / 179th pick / 1964
San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 211th pick / 1964
60 Larry Grantham 29 RLB 14 0 210 6-0 Mississippi 9/16/1938 7 11 Baltimore Colts / 15th / 178th pick / 1960
78 Jim Harris 24 RDT 14 0 280 6-4 Utah St. 2/24/1943 2 6 New York Jets / 7th / 52nd pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 55th pick / 1965
28 Abner Haynes 30 3 0 190 6-0 North Texas 9/19/1937 7 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
67 Dave Herman 26 RG 14 14 255 6-1 Michigan St. 9/3/1941 3 6 New York Giants / 8th / 110th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 27th / 211th pick / 1963
75 Winston Hill* 26 LT 14 0 270 6-4 Texas Southern 10/23/1941 4 8 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
22 Jim Hudson 24 LS 13 0 210 6-2 Texas 3/31/1943 2 6
35 Billy Joe 27 11 0 235 6-2 Villanova 10/14/1940 4 2 Denver Broncos / 11th / 85th pick / 1963
Washington Redskins / 9th / 119th pick / 1963
33 Curley Johnson 32 P 14 0 215 6-0 Houston 7/2/1935 7 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 77th pick / 1957
40 Henry King 22 13 0 205 6-4 Utah St. 1/25/1945 Rook 3 New York Jets / 3rd / 74th pick / 1967
87 Pete Lammons* 24 TE 14 0 230 6-3 Texas 10/20/1943 1 6 New York Jets / 8th / 68th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 14th / 213th pick / 1966
7 Sherman Lewis 25 5 0 158 5-9 Michigan St. 6/29/1942 1 3 New York Jets / 9th / 67th pick / 1964
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 250th pick / 1964
31 Bill Mathis 29 14 0 220 6-1 Clemson 12/10/1938 7 7 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 88th pick / 1960
57 John Matlock 23 10 0 249 6-4 Miami (FL) 10/19/1944 Rook 3
13 Don Maynard* 32 FL 14 0 180 6-0 Rice,Texas-El Paso 1/25/1935 9 16 New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
50 Carl McAdams 23 dt 8 1 240 6-3 Oklahoma 4/26/1944 Rook 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 8th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1966
12 Joe Namath* 24 QB 14 14 200 6-2 Alabama 5/31/1943 2 16 New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
64 Pete Perreault 28 9 0 248 6-3 Boston Univ. 3/1/1939 4 3
81 Gerry Philbin 26 LDE 14 0 245 6-2 Buffalo 7/31/1941 3 6 New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1964
79 Sherman Plunkett 34 RT 14 0 290 6-4 Md-Eastern Shore 4/7/1933 9 6 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 71st pick / 1956
23 Bill Rademacher 25 3 0 190 6-1 Northern Michigan 5/13/1942 3 0
73 Dennis Randall 22 7 0 250 6-7 Oklahoma St. 7/7/1945 Rook 3 New York Jets / 3rd / 66th pick / 1967
66 Randy Rasmussen 22 LG 14 14 255 6-2 Nebraska-Kearney 5/10/1945 Rook 6 New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
74 Jeff Richardson 23 11 0 250 6-3 Michigan St. 9/1/1944 Rook 3 New York Jets / 6th / 146th pick / 1967
72 Paul Rochester 29 LDT 14 0 255 6-2 Michigan St. 7/15/1938 7 6
24 Johnny Sample 31 LCB 14 0 203 6-1 Md-Eastern Shore 6/15/1936 9 6 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 79th pick / 1958
83 George Sauer*+ 24 SE 14 0 195 6-2 Texas 11/10/1943 2 13
52 John Schmitt 25 C 14 0 250 6-4 Hofstra 11/12/1942 3 6
20 Bob Schweickert 25 3 0 190 6-1 Virginia Tech 9/17/1942 2 0 New York Jets / 4th / 28th pick / 1965
San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1965
71 Paul Seiler 22 2 0 258 6-4 Notre Dame 11/1/1945 Rook 2 New York Jets / 1st / 12th pick / 1967
30 Mark Smolinski 28 13 0 215 6-1 Wyoming 5/9/1939 6 3
41 Matt Snell 26 FB 7 6 219 6-2 Ohio St. 8/18/1941 3 2 New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1964
New York Giants / 4th / 49th pick / 1964
17 Mike Taliaferro 26 3 0 202 6-2 Illinois 7/26/1941 3 1 New York Giants / 10th / 138th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 28th / 219th pick / 1963
29 Bake Turner 27 8 0 179 6-1 Texas Tech 7/22/1940 5 0 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 163rd pick / 1962
11 Jim Turner 26 K 14 0 205 6-2 Utah St. 3/28/1941 3 1 Washington Redskins / 19th / 259th pick / 1963
54 Jim Waskiewicz 23 13 0 240 6-4 Wichita St. 2/10/1944 1 3 New York Jets / 4th / 29th pick / 1966
82 Bert Wilder 28 13 0 245 6-3 North Carolina St. 4/14/1939 3 3 New York Titans / 14th / 109th pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 143rd pick / 1962
Team Total 25.7 14 222.4 6-1.9 3.0