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1974 New York Jets

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7-7-0, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.5, Offense: 1.1, Defense: -3.7, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 279 points (19.9/g), 11th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 300 points (21.4/g), 24th.
 Differential of -21 points (-1.5/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 6.4-7.6.

Coach: Charley Winner (7-7-0)
 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 31 9 14 191 for 361, 2,616 yards, 20 td, 22 int, & 8 rushes for 1 yards and 1 td New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
RB Emerson Boozer 31 8 12 153 rushes for 563 yards, 4 td, & 14 catches for 161 yards and 1 td New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966
FB John Riggins 25 3 10 169 rushes for 680 yards, 5 td, & 19 catches for 180 yards and 2 td New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1971
WR Jerome Barkum 24 2 14 41 catches for 524 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 2 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 9th pick / 1972
WR David Knight 23 1 13 40 catches for 579 yards, 4 td New York Jets / 11th / 272nd pick / 1973
TE Rich Caster* 26 4 13 38 catches for 745 yards, 7 td New York Jets / 2nd / 46th pick / 1970
LT Robert Woods 24 1 14 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 2nd / 38th pick / 1973
LG Randy Rasmussen 29 7 14 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
C Wayne Mulligan 27 5 12 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1969
RG Garry Puetz 22 1 14 New York Jets / 12th / 300th pick / 1973
RT Winston Hill 33 11 14 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ed Galigher 24 2 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 4th / 89th pick / 1972
LDT Carl Barzilauskas 23 Rook 14 New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1974
RDT Joe Schmiesing 29 6 11 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 96th pick / 1968
RDE Mark Lomas 26 4 7 New York Jets / 8th / 202nd pick / 1970
LLB Ralph Baker 32 10 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 38th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1964
MLB Jamie Rivers 29 6 13 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 123rd pick / 1967
RLB John Ebersole 26 4 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 4th / 98th pick / 1970
LCB Rich Sowells 26 3 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 12th / 292nd pick / 1971
RCB Roscoe Word 22 Rook 10 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 74th pick / 1974
SS Burgess Owens 23 1 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 1973
FS Steve Tannen 26 4 8 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 20th pick / 1970
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Leahy 23 Rook 0 6 of 11 field goals & 18 of 19 extra points
P Greg Gantt 23 Rook 0 75 punts for a 35.9 average, 0 blocked New York Jets / 8th / 187th pick / 1974
PR Roscoe Word 22 Rook 10 38 punt returns for a 7.9 average and 0 td New York Jets / 3rd / 74th pick / 1974
KR Lou Piccone 25 Rook 0 39 kick returns for a 24.6 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
1 Mike Adamle 25 12 3 197 5-9 Northwestern 10/4/1949 3 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 120th pick / 1971
62 Al Atkinson 31 14 1 230 6-2 Villanova 7/28/1943 9 3 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 24th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 6th / 84th pick / 1965
51 Ralph Baker 32 LLB 14 14 228 6-3 Penn St. 8/25/1942 10 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 38th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1964
83 Jerome Barkum 24 WR 14 14 218 6-3 Jackson St. 7/18/1950 2 7 New York Jets / 1st / 9th pick / 1972
77 Carl Barzilauskas 23 LDT 14 14 271 6-6 Indiana 3/19/1951 Rook 5 New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1974
7 Eddie Bell 28 13 1 160 5-10 Idaho St. 9/13/1946 4 2 New York Jets / 9th / 228th pick / 1970
68 Roger Bernhardt 25 14 1 244 6-4 Kansas 10/14/1949 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 76th pick / 1973
40 Hank Bjorklund 24 13 0 200 6-1 Princeton 6/5/1950 2 1 New York Jets / 12th / 299th pick / 1972
32 Emerson Boozer 31 RB 13 12 195 5-11 Md-Eastern Shore 7/4/1943 8 8 New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966
86 Willie Brister 22 12 1 236 6-4 Southern 1/28/1952 Rook 1 New York Jets / 15th / 370th pick / 1974
79 Gordie Browne 23 10 0 265 6-5 Boston Col. 12/5/1951 Rook 3 New York Jets / 2nd / 31st pick / 1974
33 Robert Burns 22 14 2 212 6-3 Georgia 1/12/1952 Rook 3 New York Jets / 9th / 214th pick / 1974
88 Rich Caster* 26 TE 13 13 228 6-5 Jackson St. 10/16/1948 4 10 New York Jets / 2nd / 46th pick / 1970
6 Bill Demory 24 1 0 195 6-2 Arizona 12/1/1950 1 0
55 John Ebersole 26 RLB 14 14 234 6-3 Penn St. 11/5/1948 4 6 New York Jets / 4th / 98th pick / 1970
58 Bill Ferguson 23 13 0 225 6-3 Washington,San Diego St. 7/7/1951 1 2 New York Jets / 4th / 90th pick / 1973
85 Ed Galigher 24 LDE 13 13 255 6-4 UCLA 10/15/1950 2 5 New York Jets / 4th / 89th pick / 1972
8 Greg Gantt 23 P 14 0 188 5-11 Alabama 10/30/1951 Rook 1 New York Jets / 8th / 187th pick / 1974
75 Winston Hill 33 RT 14 14 270 6-4 Texas Southern 10/23/1941 11 7 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
20 Delles Howell 26 10 0 200 6-3 Grambling St. 8/22/1948 4 3 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 88th pick / 1970
3 Bobby Howfield 38 7 0 180 5-9 none 12/3/1936 6 2
43 Jazz Jackson 22 13 1 167 5-8 West. Kentucky 3/5/1952 Rook 1 New York Jets / 16th / 395th pick / 1974
59 Howard Kindig 33 8 0 265 6-6 Los Angeles St. 6/22/1941 9 2 San Diego Chargers / 14th / 112th pick / 1964
Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 170th pick / 1964
82 David Knight 23 WR 14 13 182 6-1 William & Mary 2/1/1951 1 8 New York Jets / 11th / 272nd pick / 1973
53 Warren Koegel 25 2 1 253 6-3 Penn St. 11/1/1949 3 3 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1971
5 Pat Leahy 23 K 6 0 194 6-0 St. Louis 3/19/1951 Rook 1
57 John Little 27 14 1 241 6-3 Oklahoma St. 5/3/1947 4 3 New York Jets / 14th / 358th pick / 1970
84 Mark Lomas 26 RDE 11 7 250 6-4 Northern Arizona 6/8/1948 4 5 New York Jets / 8th / 202nd pick / 1970
50 Wayne Mulligan 27 C 13 12 250 6-3 Clemson 5/5/1947 5 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1969
12 Joe Namath 31 QB 14 14 200 6-2 Alabama 5/31/1943 9 12 New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
81 Richard Neal 27 14 7 260 6-3 Southern 9/27/1947 5 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 45th pick / 1969
22 Burgess Owens 23 SS 14 14 200 6-2 Miami (FL) 8/2/1951 1 6 New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 1973
37 Marv Owens 24 2 0 203 5-11 San Diego St. 6/16/1950 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 14th / 361st pick / 1972
89 Lou Piccone 25 KR 14 0 175 5-9 West Liberty St. 7/17/1949 Rook 0
78 Garry Puetz 22 RG 14 14 263 6-3 Valparaiso 3/14/1952 1 7 New York Jets / 12th / 300th pick / 1973
66 Randy Rasmussen 29 LG 14 14 255 6-2 Nebraska-Kearney 5/10/1945 7 7 New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
52 Steve Reese 22 11 0 229 6-2 Louisville 1/7/1952 Rook 2
44 John Riggins 25 FB 10 10 230 6-2 Kansas 8/4/1949 3 9 New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1971
54 Jamie Rivers 29 MLB 13 13 245 6-2 Bowling Green 9/22/1945 6 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 123rd pick / 1967
63 Travis Roach 24 14 0 260 6-2 Texas 3/18/1950 Rook 4 New York Jets / 6th / 144th pick / 1973
74 Joe Schmiesing 29 RDT 13 11 245 6-4 Minnesota,New Mexico St. 4/1/1945 6 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 96th pick / 1968
46 Rich Sowells 26 LCB 14 14 179 6-0 Alcorn St. 10/27/1948 3 6 New York Jets / 12th / 292nd pick / 1971
21 Steve Tannen 26 FS 14 8 194 6-1 Florida 7/23/1948 4 4 New York Jets / 1st / 20th pick / 1970
45 Earlie Thomas 29 8 4 190 6-1 Colorado St. 12/11/1945 4 2 New York Jets / 11th / 280th pick / 1970
27 Phil Wise 25 fs 14 6 190 6-0 South Dakota,Nebraska-Omaha 4/25/1949 3 3 New York Jets / 6th / 136th pick / 1971
18 Al Woodall 29 3 0 205 6-5 Duke 12/7/1945 5 0 New York Jets / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1969
70 Larry Woods 26 13 3 260 6-6 Tennessee St. 5/11/1948 3 2 Detroit Lions / 4th / 100th pick / 1971
72 Robert Woods 24 LT 14 14 255 6-3 Tennessee St. 7/26/1950 1 7 New York Jets / 2nd / 38th pick / 1973
47 Roscoe Word 22 PR 14 10 170 5-11 Jackson St. 7/24/1952 Rook 6 New York Jets / 3rd / 74th pick / 1974
Team Total 26.0 14 221.2 6-2.0 3.2