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1973 New York Jets

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4-10-0, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.4, Offense: -1.8, Defense: -1.6, SoS: 1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 240 points (17.1/g), 17th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 306 points (21.9/g), 17th.
 Differential of -66 points (-4.7/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 5.0-9.0.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (4-10-0)
 Other Notable Asst.: Buddy Ryan (Defensive Line)

Stadium: Shea Stadium
 Training Camp: Hofstra University (Hempstead, 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 Al Woodall 28 4 6 101 for 201, 1,228 yards, 9 td, 8 int, & 13 rushes for 68 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1969
RB Emerson Boozer 30 7 12 182 rushes for 831 yards, 3 td, & 22 catches for 130 yards and 3 td New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966
FB John Riggins 24 2 9 134 rushes for 482 yards, 4 td, & 23 catches for 158 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1971
WR Jerome Barkum* 23 1 14 44 catches for 810 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for 2 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 9th pick / 1972
WR Eddie Bell 27 3 9 24 catches for 319 yards, 2 td New York Jets / 9th / 228th pick / 1970
TE Rich Caster 25 3 14 35 catches for 593 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for -9 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 2nd / 46th pick / 1970
LT Robert Woods 23 Rook 10 New York Jets / 2nd / 38th pick / 1973
LG Randy Rasmussen 28 6 14 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
C John Schmitt 31 9 14 1 fumble recovered
RG Dave Herman 32 9 9 New York Giants / 8th / 110th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 27th / 211th pick / 1963
RT Winston Hill* 32 10 14 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ed Galigher 23 1 6 New York Jets / 4th / 89th pick / 1972
LDT John Little 26 3 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 14th / 358th pick / 1970
RDT John Elliott 29 6 9 New York Jets / 7th / 171st pick / 1967
RDE Mark Lomas 25 3 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 8th / 202nd pick / 1970
LLB Ralph Baker 31 9 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 38th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1964
MLB John Ebersole 25 3 12 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 4th / 98th pick / 1970
RLB Bill Ferguson 22 Rook 4 New York Jets / 4th / 90th pick / 1973
LCB Delles Howell 25 3 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 4th / 88th pick / 1970
RCB Earlie Thomas 28 3 11 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 11th / 280th pick / 1970
SS Burgess Owens 22 Rook 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 1973
FS Chris Farasopoulos 24 2 8 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 58th pick / 1971
 Special Teams Starters
K Bobby Howfield 37 5 0 17 of 24 field goals & 27 of 27 extra points
P Julian Fagan 25 3 0 74 punts for a 37.1 average, 2 blocked Houston Oilers / 17th / 430th pick / 1970
PR Chris Farasopoulos 24 2 8 14 punt returns for a 7.9 average and 0 td New York Jets / 3rd / 58th pick / 1971
KR Margene Adkins 26 3 5 31 kick returns for a 19.8 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 49th pick / 1970

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
1 Mike Adamle 24 14 4 197 5-9 Northwestern 10/4/1949 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 120th pick / 1971
26 Margene Adkins 26 KR 13 5 183 5-10 Henderson JC 4/30/1947 3 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 49th pick / 1970
62 Al Atkinson 30 5 5 230 6-2 Villanova 7/28/1943 8 3 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 24th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 6th / 84th pick / 1965
51 Ralph Baker 31 LLB 14 14 228 6-3 Penn St. 8/25/1942 9 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 38th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1964
83 Jerome Barkum* 23 WR 14 14 218 6-3 Jackson St. 7/18/1950 1 9 New York Jets / 1st / 9th pick / 1972
7 Eddie Bell 27 WR 13 9 160 5-10 Idaho St. 9/13/1946 3 3 New York Jets / 9th / 228th pick / 1970
40 Hank Bjorklund 23 10 1 200 6-1 Princeton 6/5/1950 1 1 New York Jets / 12th / 299th pick / 1972
32 Emerson Boozer 30 RB 13 12 195 5-11 Md-Eastern Shore 7/4/1943 7 8 New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966
30 Dennis Cambal 24 8 0 225 6-2 William & Mary 1/27/1949 Rook 0 Oakland Raiders / 14th / 358th pick / 1972
88 Rich Caster 25 TE 14 14 228 6-5 Jackson St. 10/16/1948 3 6 New York Jets / 2nd / 46th pick / 1970
6 Bill Demory 23 qb 6 3 195 6-2 Arizona 12/1/1950 Rook 1
55 John Ebersole 25 MLB 13 12 234 6-3 Penn St. 11/5/1948 3 7 New York Jets / 4th / 98th pick / 1970
80 John Elliott 29 RDT 13 9 244 6-4 Texas 10/26/1944 6 6 New York Jets / 7th / 171st pick / 1967
10 Julian Fagan 25 P 14 0 205 6-3 Mississippi 2/21/1948 3 1 Houston Oilers / 17th / 430th pick / 1970
19 Chris Farasopoulos 24 FS 9 8 210 6-0 BYU 7/20/1949 2 5 New York Jets / 3rd / 58th pick / 1971
58 Bill Ferguson 22 RLB 11 4 225 6-3 Washington,San Diego St. 7/7/1951 Rook 5 New York Jets / 4th / 90th pick / 1973
85 Ed Galigher 23 LDE 7 6 255 6-4 UCLA 10/15/1950 1 5 New York Jets / 4th / 89th pick / 1972
54 Rick Harrell 22 4 0 238 6-3 Clemson 8/8/1951 Rook 2 New York Jets / 6th / 155th pick / 1973
67 Dave Herman 32 RG 14 9 255 6-1 Michigan St. 9/3/1941 9 5 New York Giants / 8th / 110th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 27th / 211th pick / 1963
75 Winston Hill* 32 RT 14 14 270 6-4 Texas Southern 10/23/1941 10 7 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
20 Delles Howell 25 LCB 14 14 200 6-3 Grambling St. 8/22/1948 3 6 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 88th pick / 1970
3 Bobby Howfield 37 K 14 0 180 5-9 none 12/3/1936 5 4
86 Joey Jackson 24 3 1 270 6-4 New Mexico St. 5/7/1949 1 2 New York Jets / 6th / 139th pick / 1972
82 David Knight 22 14 0 182 6-1 William & Mary 2/1/1951 Rook 1 New York Jets / 11th / 272nd pick / 1973
57 John Little 26 LDT 14 12 241 6-3 Oklahoma St. 5/3/1947 3 6 New York Jets / 14th / 358th pick / 1970
84 Mark Lomas 25 RDE 14 14 250 6-4 Northern Arizona 6/8/1948 3 6 New York Jets / 8th / 202nd pick / 1970
42 Cliff McClain 26 12 1 217 6-0 South Carolina St. 12/29/1947 3 1 New York Jets / 5th / 108th pick / 1970
71 John Mooring 26 14 0 255 6-6 Tampa 5/8/1947 2 3 New York Jets / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1971
12 Joe Namath 30 qb 6 5 200 6-2 Alabama 5/31/1943 8 3 New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
35 Jim Nance 31 7 1 235 6-1 Syracuse 12/30/1942 8 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 45th pick / 1965
Boston Patriots / 19th / 151st pick / 1965
81 Richard Neal 26 14 14 260 6-3 Southern 9/27/1947 4 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 45th pick / 1969
22 Burgess Owens 22 SS 14 14 200 6-2 Miami (FL) 8/2/1951 Rook 6 New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 1973
78 Garry Puetz 21 g 7 5 263 6-3 Valparaiso 3/14/1952 Rook 2 New York Jets / 12th / 300th pick / 1973
66 Randy Rasmussen 28 LG 14 14 255 6-2 Nebraska-Kearney 5/10/1945 6 5 New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
44 John Riggins 24 FB 11 9 230 6-2 Kansas 8/4/1949 2 5 New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1971
52 John Schmitt 31 C 14 14 250 6-4 Hofstra 11/12/1942 9 5
46 Rich Sowells 25 12 3 179 6-0 Alcorn St. 10/27/1948 2 3 New York Jets / 12th / 292nd pick / 1971
59 Rob Spicer 22 13 4 238 6-4 Indiana 7/20/1951 Rook 3 New York Jets / 9th / 222nd pick / 1973
76 Bob Svihus 30 12 4 245 6-4 USC 6/21/1943 8 3 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 19th pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 53rd pick / 1965
21 Steve Tannen 25 9 2 194 6-1 Florida 7/23/1948 3 3 New York Jets / 1st / 20th pick / 1970
50 Michael Taylor 24 8 3 230 6-1 Michigan 9/21/1949 1 3 New York Jets / 1st / 20th pick / 1972
45 Earlie Thomas 28 RCB 12 11 190 6-1 Colorado St. 12/11/1945 3 5 New York Jets / 11th / 280th pick / 1970
87 Steve Thompson 28 8 0 250 6-2 Washington 2/12/1945 5 3 New York Jets / 2nd / 44th pick / 1968
29 Rocky Turner 23 14 0 190 6-0 Tenn-Chattanooga 8/6/1950 1 3 New York Jets / 10th / 244th pick / 1972
27 Phil Wise 24 8 4 190 6-0 South Dakota,Nebraska-Omaha 4/25/1949 2 3 New York Jets / 6th / 136th pick / 1971
18 Al Woodall 28 QB 9 6 205 6-5 Duke 12/7/1945 4 5 New York Jets / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1969
72 Robert Woods 23 LT 14 10 255 6-3 Tennessee St. 7/26/1950 Rook 5 New York Jets / 2nd / 38th pick / 1973
53 Willie Zapalac 25 13 0 225 6-4 Texas 9/1/1948 2 3 New York Jets / 4th / 84th pick / 1971
Team Total 26.0 14 222.4 6-2.0 3.3