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1969 New York Jets

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10-4-0, Finished 1st in AFL East Division  · 1969 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.0, Offense: 3.2, Defense: 0.8, SoS: -2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 353 points (25.2/g), 3rd of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 269 points (19.2/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 84 points (6.0/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.2-4.8.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (10-4-0)
 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* 26 4 14 185 for 361, 2,734 yards, 19 td, 17 int, & 11 rushes for 33 yards and 2 td New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
HB Emerson Boozer 26 3 0 130 rushes for 604 yards, 4 td, & 20 catches for 222 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966
FB Matt Snell*+ 28 5 13 191 rushes for 695 yards, 4 td, & 22 catches for 187 yards and 1 td New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1964
New York Giants / 4th / 49th pick / 1964
FL Don Maynard*+ 34 11 0 47 catches for 938 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for -6 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
SE George Sauer* 26 4 0 45 catches for 745 yards, 8 td, & 1 rush for 5 yards and 0 td
TE Pete Lammons 26 3 0 33 catches for 400 yards, 2 td New York Jets / 8th / 68th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 14th / 213th pick / 1966
LT Winston Hill* 28 6 0 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
LG Randy Rasmussen 24 2 13 New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
C John Schmitt 27 5 0
RG Dave Herman* 28 5 0 New York Giants / 8th / 110th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 27th / 211th pick / 1963
RT Roger Finnie 24 Rook 0 New York Jets / 14th / 364th pick / 1969
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gerry Philbin*+ 28 5 0 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1964
LDT Steve Thompson 24 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 2nd / 44th pick / 1968
RDT John Elliott*+ 25 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 7th / 171st pick / 1967
RDE Verlon Biggs 26 4 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 20th pick / 1965
LLB Ralph Baker 27 5 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 38th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1964
MLB Al Atkinson 26 4 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 24th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 6th / 84th pick / 1965
RLB Larry Grantham* 31 9 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 15th / 178th pick / 1960
LCB John Dockery 25 1 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Cornell Gordon 28 4 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 23rd / 179th pick / 1964
San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 211th pick / 1964
LS Jim Richards 23 1 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 8th / 210th pick / 1968
RS Bill Baird 30 6 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Turner* 28 5 0 32 of 47 field goals & 33 of 33 extra points Washington Redskins / 19th / 259th pick / 1963
P Steve O'Neal 23 Rook 0 54 punts for a 44.3 average, 0 blocked New York Jets / 13th / 338th pick / 1969
PR Mike Battle 23 Rook 0 34 punt returns for a 6.9 average and 0 td New York Jets / 12th / 311th pick / 1969
KR Mike Battle 23 Rook 0 31 kick returns for a 24.2 average and 0 td New York Jets / 12th / 311th pick / 1969

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
62 Al Atkinson 26 MLB 10 0 230 6-2 Villanova 7/28/1943 4 6 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 24th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 6th / 84th pick / 1965
46 Bill Baird 30 RS 14 0 180 5-10 San Francisco St. 3/1/1939 6 7
51 Ralph Baker 27 LLB 11 0 228 6-3 Penn St. 8/25/1942 5 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 38th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1964
40 Mike Battle 23 KR 14 0 175 6-1 USC 7/9/1946 Rook 0 New York Jets / 12th / 311th pick / 1969
42 Randy Beverly 25 13 0 190 5-11 Colorado St. 4/3/1944 2 3
86 Verlon Biggs 26 RDE 12 0 275 6-4 Jackson St. 3/16/1943 4 7 New York Jets / 3rd / 20th pick / 1965
32 Emerson Boozer 26 HB 14 0 195 5-11 Md-Eastern Shore 7/4/1943 3 9 New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966
55 Jim Carroll 26 6 0 230 6-2 Notre Dame 5/6/1943 4 3 New York Giants / 12th / 155th pick / 1965
56 Paul Crane 25 14 0 212 6-3 Alabama 1/29/1944 3 5
43 John Dockery 25 LCB 14 0 185 6-0 Harvard 9/6/1944 1 7
80 John Elliott*+ 25 RDT 14 0 244 6-4 Texas 10/26/1944 2 11 New York Jets / 7th / 171st pick / 1967
61 Roger Finnie 24 RT 14 0 245 6-3 Florida A&M 11/6/1945 Rook 6 New York Jets / 14th / 364th pick / 1969
70 Dave Foley 22 1 0 255 6-5 Ohio St. 10/28/1947 Rook 2 New York Jets / 1st / 26th pick / 1969
48 Cornell Gordon 28 RCB 14 0 187 6-0 North Carolina A&T 1/6/1941 4 6 New York Jets / 23rd / 179th pick / 1964
San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 211th pick / 1964
60 Larry Grantham* 31 RLB 14 0 210 6-0 Mississippi 9/16/1938 9 8 Baltimore Colts / 15th / 178th pick / 1960
67 Dave Herman* 28 RG 12 0 255 6-1 Michigan St. 9/3/1941 5 7 New York Giants / 8th / 110th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 27th / 211th pick / 1963
75 Winston Hill* 28 LT 14 0 270 6-4 Texas Southern 10/23/1941 6 9 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
22 Jim Hudson 26 4 0 210 6-2 Texas 3/31/1943 4 3
35 Billy Joe 29 1 0 235 6-2 Villanova 10/14/1940 6 0 Denver Broncos / 11th / 85th pick / 1963
Washington Redskins / 9th / 119th pick / 1963
65 Jimmie Jones 22 14 0 220 6-5 Wichita St. 1/17/1947 Rook 3 New York Jets / 6th / 156th pick / 1969
87 Pete Lammons 26 TE 14 0 230 6-3 Texas 10/20/1943 3 6 New York Jets / 8th / 68th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 14th / 213th pick / 1966
28 Cecil Leonard 23 8 0 160 5-11 Tuskegee 7/20/1946 Rook 3 New York Jets / 8th / 208th pick / 1969
31 Bill Mathis 31 14 0 220 6-1 Clemson 12/10/1938 9 6 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 88th pick / 1960
13 Don Maynard*+ 34 FL 11 0 180 6-0 Rice,Texas-El Paso 1/25/1935 11 13 New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
50 Carl McAdams 25 4 0 240 6-3 Oklahoma 4/26/1944 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 8th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1966
12 Joe Namath* 26 QB 14 14 200 6-2 Alabama 5/31/1943 4 14 New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
63 John Neidert 23 14 0 230 6-2 Louisville 6/18/1946 1 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 145th pick / 1968
30 George Nock 23 2 0 200 5-11 Morgan St. 3/4/1946 Rook 0 New York Jets / 16th / 416th pick / 1969
20 Steve O'Neal 23 P 14 0 185 6-3 Texas A&M 2/4/1946 Rook 3 New York Jets / 13th / 338th pick / 1969
15 Babe Parilli 39 14 0 196 6-1 Kentucky 5/7/1930 17 1 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1952
64 Pete Perreault 30 14 0 248 6-3 Boston Univ. 3/1/1939 6 3
81 Gerry Philbin*+ 28 LDE 13 0 245 6-2 Buffalo 7/31/1941 5 12 New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1964
66 Randy Rasmussen 24 LG 13 13 255 6-2 Nebraska-Kearney 5/10/1945 2 5 New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
26 Jim Richards 23 LS 14 0 180 6-1 Virginia Tech 10/28/1946 1 6 New York Jets / 8th / 210th pick / 1968
72 Paul Rochester 31 13 0 255 6-2 Michigan St. 7/15/1938 9 3
83 George Sauer* 26 SE 14 0 195 6-2 Texas 11/10/1943 4 10
52 John Schmitt 27 C 14 0 250 6-4 Hofstra 11/12/1942 5 9
79 Paul Seiler 24 11 0 258 6-4 Notre Dame 11/1/1945 2 3 New York Jets / 1st / 12th pick / 1967
41 Matt Snell*+ 28 FB 14 13 219 6-2 Ohio St. 8/18/1941 5 9 New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1964
New York Giants / 4th / 49th pick / 1964
89 Wayne Stewart 22 14 0 219 6-7 California 8/18/1947 Rook 1 New York Jets / 15th / 390th pick / 1969
85 Steve Thompson 24 LDT 14 0 250 6-2 Washington 2/12/1945 1 6 New York Jets / 2nd / 44th pick / 1968
29 Bake Turner 29 14 0 179 6-1 Texas Tech 7/22/1940 7 3 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 163rd pick / 1962
11 Jim Turner* 28 K 14 0 205 6-2 Utah St. 3/28/1941 5 7 Washington Redskins / 19th / 259th pick / 1963
71 Sam Walton 26 6 0 270 6-5 Texas A&M-Commerce 1/3/1943 1 2 New York Jets / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1968
34 Lee White 23 14 0 232 6-2 Weber St. 5/9/1946 1 1 New York Jets / 1st / 17th pick / 1968
18 Al Woodall 24 4 0 205 6-5 Duke 12/7/1945 Rook 0 New York Jets / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1969
68 Gordon Wright 26 3 0 248 6-3 Delaware St. 12/15/1943 2 2
Team Total 26.3 14 221.0 6-2.1 3.6