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1971 New York Jets

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6-8-0, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.4, Offense: -3.7, Defense: -1.6, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 212 points (15.1/g), 23rd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 299 points (21.4/g), 19th.
 Differential of -87 points (-6.2/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 4.3-9.7.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (6-8-0)
 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 Bob Davis 26 4 7 49 for 121, 624 yards, 10 td, 8 int, & 18 rushes for 154 yards and 1 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1967
RB Emerson Boozer 28 5 14 188 rushes for 618 yards, 5 td, & 11 catches for 120 yards and 1 td New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966
FB John Riggins 22 Rook 14 180 rushes for 769 yards, 1 td, & 36 catches for 231 yards and 2 td New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1971
WR Rich Caster 23 1 14 26 catches for 454 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for 10 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 2nd / 46th pick / 1970
WR Don Maynard 36 13 14 21 catches for 408 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 2 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
TE Pete Lammons 28 5 14 8 catches for 149 yards, 1 td New York Jets / 8th / 68th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 14th / 213th pick / 1966
LT Bob Svihus 28 6 14 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 19th pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 53rd pick / 1965
LG Randy Rasmussen 26 4 14 New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
C John Schmitt 29 7 14 1 fumble recovered
RG Dave Herman 30 7 14 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 8th / 110th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 27th / 211th pick / 1963
RT Winston Hill* 30 8 14 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gerry Philbin 30 7 10 New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1964
LDT John Little 24 1 10 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 14th / 358th pick / 1970
RDT Chuck Hinton 32 7 10 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 27th pick / 1962
RDE Mark Lomas 23 1 14 New York Jets / 8th / 202nd pick / 1970
LLB Ralph Baker 29 7 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 38th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1964
MLB Al Atkinson 28 6 7 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 24th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 6th / 84th pick / 1965
RLB Larry Grantham 33 11 14 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 15th / 178th pick / 1960
LCB John Dockery 27 3 7 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Earlie Thomas 26 1 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 11th / 280th pick / 1970
SS Phil Wise 22 Rook 8 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 6th / 136th pick / 1971
FS W.K. Hicks 29 7 12 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Bobby Howfield 35 3 0 8 of 19 field goals & 25 of 26 extra points
P Steve O'Neal 25 2 0 78 punts for a 38.8 average, 0 blocked New York Jets / 13th / 338th pick / 1969
PR Chris Farasopoulos 22 Rook 2 19 punt returns for a 8.2 average and 0 td New York Jets / 3rd / 58th pick / 1971
KR Chris Farasopoulos 22 Rook 2 25 kick returns for a 21.8 average and 0 td New York Jets / 3rd / 58th pick / 1971

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
82 Gary Arthur 23 14 0 250 6-5 Miami (OH) 1/9/1948 1 0 New York Jets / 5th / 124th pick / 1970
62 Al Atkinson 28 MLB 10 7 230 6-2 Villanova 7/28/1943 6 5 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 24th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 6th / 84th pick / 1965
51 Ralph Baker 29 LLB 12 11 228 6-3 Penn St. 8/25/1942 7 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 38th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1964
7 Eddie Bell 25 14 0 160 5-10 Idaho St. 9/13/1946 1 2 New York Jets / 9th / 228th pick / 1970
32 Emerson Boozer 28 RB 14 14 195 5-11 Md-Eastern Shore 7/4/1943 5 8 New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966
88 Rich Caster 23 WR 14 14 228 6-5 Jackson St. 10/16/1948 1 7 New York Jets / 2nd / 46th pick / 1970
56 Paul Crane 27 14 5 212 6-3 Alabama 1/29/1944 5 3
15 Bob Davis 26 QB 13 7 205 6-2 Virginia 9/15/1945 4 5 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1967
43 John Dockery 27 LCB 14 7 185 6-0 Harvard 9/6/1944 3 5
55 John Ebersole 23 14 5 234 6-3 Penn St. 11/5/1948 1 3 New York Jets / 4th / 98th pick / 1970
80 John Elliott 27 4 4 244 6-4 Texas 10/26/1944 4 2 New York Jets / 7th / 171st pick / 1967
19 Chris Farasopoulos 22 KR 14 2 210 6-0 BYU 7/20/1949 Rook 0 New York Jets / 3rd / 58th pick / 1971
61 Roger Finnie 26 7 7 245 6-3 Florida A&M 11/6/1945 2 2 New York Jets / 14th / 364th pick / 1969
70 Dave Foley 24 14 0 255 6-5 Ohio St. 10/28/1947 2 3 New York Jets / 1st / 26th pick / 1969
60 Larry Grantham 33 RLB 14 14 210 6-0 Mississippi 9/16/1938 11 6 Baltimore Colts / 15th / 178th pick / 1960
36 Steve Harkey 22 14 0 215 6-0 Georgia Tech 8/3/1949 Rook 1 New York Jets / 16th / 396th pick / 1971
67 Dave Herman 30 RG 14 14 255 6-1 Michigan St. 9/3/1941 7 6 New York Giants / 8th / 110th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 27th / 211th pick / 1963
33 W.K. Hicks 29 FS 13 12 195 6-1 Texas Southern 7/14/1942 7 6
75 Winston Hill* 30 RT 14 14 270 6-4 Texas Southern 10/23/1941 8 8 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
64 Chuck Hinton 32 RDT 12 10 257 6-5 North Carolina Central 8/11/1939 7 5 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 27th pick / 1962
48 Gus Hollomon 26 11 6 195 6-3 Houston 10/23/1945 3 3 Denver Broncos / 4th / 111th pick / 1968
3 Bobby Howfield 35 K 14 0 180 5-9 none 12/3/1936 3 2
63 Roy Kirksey 24 4 0 235 6-1 Md-Eastern Shore 9/18/1947 Rook 3 New York Jets / 8th / 188th pick / 1971
87 Pete Lammons 28 TE 14 14 230 6-3 Texas 10/20/1943 5 2 New York Jets / 8th / 68th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 14th / 213th pick / 1966
57 John Little 24 LDT 14 10 241 6-3 Oklahoma St. 5/3/1947 1 5 New York Jets / 14th / 358th pick / 1970
84 Mark Lomas 23 RDE 14 14 250 6-4 Northern Arizona 6/8/1948 1 5 New York Jets / 8th / 202nd pick / 1970
13 Don Maynard 36 WR 14 14 180 6-0 Rice,Texas-El Paso 1/25/1935 13 6 New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
42 Cliff McClain 24 11 0 217 6-0 South Carolina St. 12/29/1947 1 1 New York Jets / 5th / 108th pick / 1970
71 John Mooring 24 14 0 255 6-6 Tampa 5/8/1947 Rook 3 New York Jets / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1971
12 Joe Namath 28 qb 4 3 200 6-2 Alabama 5/31/1943 6 3 New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
37 George Nock 25 14 0 200 5-11 Morgan St. 3/4/1946 2 2 New York Jets / 16th / 416th pick / 1969
20 Steve O'Neal 25 P 14 0 185 6-3 Texas A&M 2/4/1946 2 2 New York Jets / 13th / 338th pick / 1969
72 Scott Palmer 23 2 0 245 6-3 Texas 9/15/1948 Rook 2 New York Jets / 7th / 162nd pick / 1971
81 Gerry Philbin 30 LDE 10 10 245 6-2 Buffalo 7/31/1941 7 5 New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1964
66 Randy Rasmussen 26 LG 14 14 255 6-2 Nebraska-Kearney 5/10/1945 4 6 New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
44 John Riggins 22 FB 14 14 230 6-2 Kansas 8/4/1949 Rook 11 New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1971
52 John Schmitt 29 C 14 14 250 6-4 Hofstra 11/12/1942 7 6
41 Matt Snell 30 5 0 219 6-2 Ohio St. 8/18/1941 7 0 New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1964
New York Giants / 4th / 49th pick / 1964
46 Rich Sowells 23 8 6 179 6-0 Alcorn St. 10/27/1948 Rook 2 New York Jets / 12th / 292nd pick / 1971
89 Wayne Stewart 24 3 0 219 6-7 California 8/18/1947 2 0 New York Jets / 15th / 390th pick / 1969
22 Vern Studdard 23 8 0 175 5-11 Mississippi 4/30/1948 Rook 0 New York Jets / 11th / 266th pick / 1971
76 Bob Svihus 28 LT 14 14 245 6-4 USC 6/21/1943 6 6 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 19th pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 53rd pick / 1965
79 Clovis Swinney 26 4 1 249 6-3 Arkansas,Arkansas St. 8/17/1945 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1970
21 Steve Tannen 23 11 3 194 6-1 Florida 7/23/1948 1 2 New York Jets / 1st / 20th pick / 1970
45 Earlie Thomas 26 RCB 13 12 190 6-1 Colorado St. 12/11/1945 1 5 New York Jets / 11th / 280th pick / 1970
27 Phil Wise 22 SS 14 8 190 6-0 South Dakota,Nebraska-Omaha 4/25/1949 Rook 5 New York Jets / 6th / 136th pick / 1971
18 Al Woodall 26 qb 5 4 205 6-5 Duke 12/7/1945 2 2 New York Jets / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1969
53 Willie Zapalac 23 14 0 225 6-4 Texas 9/1/1948 Rook 3 New York Jets / 4th / 84th pick / 1971
Team Total 26.2 14 220.1 6-2.1 3.3