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1968 New York Jets

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11-3-0, Finished 1st in AFL East Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.9, Offense: 7.0, Defense: 0.8, SoS: -2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 419 points (29.9/g), 2nd of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 280 points (20.0/g), 4th.
 Differential of 139 points (9.9/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 10.1-3.9.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (11-3-0)
 Other Notable Asst.: Buddy Ryan (Defensive Line)

Stadium: Shea Stadium
 Training Camp: Hofstra University (Hempstead, New York)


Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Joe Namath*+ 25 3 14 187 for 380, 3,147 yards, 15 td, 17 int, & 5 rushes for 11 yards and 2 td New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
HB Emerson Boozer* 25 2 0 143 rushes for 441 yards, 5 td, & 12 catches for 101 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966
FB Matt Snell 27 4 14 179 rushes for 747 yards, 6 td, & 16 catches for 105 yards and 1 td New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1964
New York Giants / 4th / 49th pick / 1964
FL Don Maynard* 33 10 0 57 catches for 1,297 yards, 10 td New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
SE George Sauer*+ 25 3 0 66 catches for 1,141 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for 21 yards and 0 td
TE Pete Lammons 25 2 0 32 catches for 400 yards, 3 td New York Jets / 8th / 68th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 14th / 213th pick / 1966
LT Winston Hill* 27 5 0 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
LG Bob Talamini 29 8 0 2 fumbles recovered
C John Schmitt 26 4 0 1 fumble recovered
RG Dave Herman* 27 4 14 New York Giants / 8th / 110th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 27th / 211th pick / 1963
RT Sam Walton 25 Rook 14 New York Jets / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1968
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gerry Philbin*+ 27 4 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1964
LDT Paul Rochester 30 8 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RDT John Elliott* 24 1 0 New York Jets / 7th / 171st pick / 1967
RDE Verlon Biggs* 25 3 0 New York Jets / 3rd / 20th pick / 1965
LLB Ralph Baker 26 4 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 38th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1964
MLB Al Atkinson* 25 3 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 24th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 6th / 84th pick / 1965
RLB Larry Grantham 30 8 0 Baltimore Colts / 15th / 178th pick / 1960
LCB Johnny Sample 32 10 0 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 7th / 79th pick / 1958
RCB Randy Beverly 24 1 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Jim Hudson 25 3 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Bill Baird 29 5 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Turner* 27 4 0 34 of 46 field goals & 43 of 43 extra points Washington Redskins / 19th / 259th pick / 1963
P Curley Johnson 33 8 0 68 punts for a 43.8 average, 1 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 77th pick / 1957
PR Bill Baird 29 5 0 18 punt returns for a 6.2 average and 0 td
KR Earl Christy 25 2 0 25 kick returns for a 24.0 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
62 Al Atkinson* 25 MLB 12 0 230 6-2 Villanova 7/28/1943 3 10 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 24th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 6th / 84th pick / 1965
46 Bill Baird 29 PR 14 0 180 5-10 San Francisco St. 3/1/1939 5 7
51 Ralph Baker 26 LLB 14 0 228 6-3 Penn St. 8/25/1942 4 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 38th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1964
42 Randy Beverly 24 RCB 13 0 190 5-11 Colorado St. 4/3/1944 1 7
86 Verlon Biggs* 25 RDE 13 0 275 6-4 Jackson St. 3/16/1943 3 9 New York Jets / 3rd / 20th pick / 1965
32 Emerson Boozer* 25 HB 12 0 195 5-11 Md-Eastern Shore 7/4/1943 2 5 New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966
45 Earl Christy 25 KR 14 0 195 5-10 Md-Eastern Shore 3/19/1943 2 0
56 Paul Crane 24 13 0 212 6-3 Alabama 1/29/1944 2 4
47 Mike D'Amato 25 13 0 205 6-2 Hofstra 3/3/1943 Rook 3 New York Jets / 10th / 264th pick / 1968
43 John Dockery 24 3 0 185 6-0 Harvard 9/6/1944 Rook 2
80 John Elliott* 24 RDT 14 0 244 6-4 Texas 10/26/1944 1 11 New York Jets / 7th / 171st pick / 1967
48 Cornell Gordon 27 db 14 4 187 6-0 North Carolina A&T 1/6/1941 3 3 New York Jets / 23rd / 179th pick / 1964
San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 211th pick / 1964
60 Larry Grantham 30 RLB 13 0 210 6-0 Mississippi 9/16/1938 8 11 Baltimore Colts / 15th / 178th pick / 1960
73 Raymond Hayes 22 6 0 248 6-5 Toledo 9/5/1946 Rook 3 New York Jets / 12th / 318th pick / 1968
70 Karl Henke 23 6 0 245 6-4 Tulsa 3/8/1945 Rook 3 New York Jets / 8th / 214th pick / 1968
67 Dave Herman* 27 RG 14 14 255 6-1 Michigan St. 9/3/1941 4 10 New York Giants / 8th / 110th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 27th / 211th pick / 1963
75 Winston Hill* 27 LT 14 0 270 6-4 Texas Southern 10/23/1941 5 10 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
22 Jim Hudson 25 LS 14 0 210 6-2 Texas 3/31/1943 3 10
35 Billy Joe 28 10 0 235 6-2 Villanova 10/14/1940 5 2 Denver Broncos / 11th / 85th pick / 1963
Washington Redskins / 9th / 119th pick / 1963
33 Curley Johnson 33 P 14 0 215 6-0 Houston 7/2/1935 8 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 77th pick / 1957
87 Pete Lammons 25 TE 13 0 230 6-3 Texas 10/20/1943 2 5 New York Jets / 8th / 68th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 14th / 213th pick / 1966
31 Bill Mathis 30 14 0 220 6-1 Clemson 12/10/1938 8 4 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 88th pick / 1960
13 Don Maynard* 33 FL 13 0 180 6-0 Rice,Texas-El Paso 1/25/1935 10 17 New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
50 Carl McAdams 24 14 0 240 6-3 Oklahoma 4/26/1944 1 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 8th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1966
12 Joe Namath*+ 25 QB 14 14 200 6-2 Alabama 5/31/1943 3 15 New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
63 John Neidert 22 5 0 230 6-2 Louisville 6/18/1946 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 145th pick / 1968
15 Babe Parilli 38 14 0 196 6-1 Kentucky 5/7/1930 16 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1952
81 Gerry Philbin*+ 27 LDE 14 0 245 6-2 Buffalo 7/31/1941 4 14 New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1964
23 Bill Rademacher 26 14 0 190 6-1 Northern Michigan 5/13/1942 4 0
66 Randy Rasmussen 23 lg 14 7 255 6-2 Nebraska-Kearney 5/10/1945 1 4 New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
26 Jim Richards 22 12 0 180 6-1 Virginia Tech 10/28/1946 Rook 3 New York Jets / 8th / 210th pick / 1968
74 Jeff Richardson 24 14 0 250 6-3 Michigan St. 9/1/1944 1 4 New York Jets / 6th / 146th pick / 1967
72 Paul Rochester 30 LDT 14 0 255 6-2 Michigan St. 7/15/1938 8 8
24 Johnny Sample 32 LCB 14 0 203 6-1 Md-Eastern Shore 6/15/1936 10 8 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 79th pick / 1958
83 George Sauer*+ 25 SE 14 0 195 6-2 Texas 11/10/1943 3 15
52 John Schmitt 26 C 14 0 250 6-4 Hofstra 11/12/1942 4 12
30 Mark Smolinski 29 14 0 215 6-1 Wyoming 5/9/1939 7 1
41 Matt Snell 27 FB 14 14 219 6-2 Ohio St. 8/18/1941 4 8 New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1964
New York Giants / 4th / 49th pick / 1964
68 Michael Stromberg 23 lb 2 2 235 6-2 Temple 5/25/1945 Rook 1 New York Jets / 14th / 352nd pick / 1967
61 Bob Talamini 29 LG 14 0 255 6-1 Kentucky 1/8/1939 8 7
85 Steve Thompson 23 4 0 250 6-2 Washington 2/12/1945 Rook 3 New York Jets / 2nd / 44th pick / 1968
29 Bake Turner 28 13 0 179 6-1 Texas Tech 7/22/1940 6 3 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 163rd pick / 1962
11 Jim Turner* 27 K 14 0 205 6-2 Utah St. 3/28/1941 4 5 Washington Redskins / 19th / 259th pick / 1963
71 Sam Walton 25 RT 14 14 270 6-5 Texas A&M-Commerce 1/3/1943 Rook 7 New York Jets / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1968
34 Lee White 22 1 0 232 6-2 Weber St. 5/9/1946 Rook 0 New York Jets / 1st / 17th pick / 1968
Team Total 26.3 14 222.1 6-1.7 3.6