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1975 New York Jets

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3-11-0, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.3, Offense: -1.2, Defense: -7.1, SoS: 4.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 258 points (18.4/g), 14th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 433 points (30.9/g), 26th.
 Differential of -175 points (-12.5/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 3.2-10.8.

Coach: Ken Shipp (1-4-0) and Charley Winner (2-7-0)

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Joe Namath 32 10 13 157 for 326, 2,286 yards, 15 td, 28 int, & 10 rushes for 6 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
RB Carl Garrett 28 6 8 122 rushes for 566 yards, 5 td, & 19 catches for 180 yards and 1 td Boston Patriots / 3rd / 58th pick / 1969
FB John Riggins* 26 4 14 238 rushes for 1,005 yards, 8 td, & 30 catches for 363 yards and 1 td New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1971
WR Jerome Barkum 25 3 13 36 catches for 549 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for -7 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 9th pick / 1972
WR Eddie Bell 29 5 13 20 catches for 344 yards, 4 td New York Jets / 9th / 228th pick / 1970
TE Rich Caster* 27 5 14 47 catches for 820 yards, 4 td New York Jets / 2nd / 46th pick / 1970
LT Robert Woods 25 2 14 New York Jets / 2nd / 38th pick / 1973
LG Randy Rasmussen 30 8 14 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
C Wayne Mulligan 28 6 14 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1969
RG Garry Puetz 23 2 14 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 12th / 300th pick / 1973
RT Winston Hill 34 12 14 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
 Defensive Starters
LDE Billy Newsome 27 5 14 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 122nd pick / 1970
LDT Carl Barzilauskas 24 1 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1974
RDT Ed Galigher 25 3 11 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 4th / 89th pick / 1972
RDE Richard Neal 28 6 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 45th pick / 1969
LLB Godwin Turk 25 Rook 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 58th pick / 1974
MLB John Ebersole 27 5 7 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 4th / 98th pick / 1970
RLB Rich Lewis 25 3 9
LCB Rich Sowells 27 4 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 12th / 292nd pick / 1971
RCB Roscoe Word 23 1 9 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 74th pick / 1974
SS Burgess Owens 24 2 11 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 1973
FS Ed Taylor 22 Rook 9 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 9th / 224th pick / 1975
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Leahy 24 1 0 13 of 21 field goals & 27 of 30 extra points
P Greg Gantt 24 1 0 59 punts for a 36.5 average, 3 blocked New York Jets / 8th / 187th pick / 1974
PR Lou Piccone 26 1 1 18 punt returns for a 4.1 average and 0 td
KR Lou Piccone 26 1 1 26 kick returns for a 24.5 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
67 Darrell Austin 24 12 0 250 6-4 South Carolina 11/6/1951 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 16th / 404th pick / 1974
76 Jim Bailey 27 rde 14 8 253 6-4 Kansas 6/9/1948 5 2 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 44th pick / 1970
83 Jerome Barkum 25 WR 13 13 218 6-3 Jackson St. 7/18/1950 3 7 New York Jets / 1st / 9th pick / 1972
77 Carl Barzilauskas 24 LDT 14 14 271 6-6 Indiana 3/19/1951 1 4 New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1974
7 Eddie Bell 29 WR 14 13 160 5-10 Idaho St. 9/13/1946 5 4 New York Jets / 9th / 228th pick / 1970
53 Ken Bernich 24 5 0 250 6-2 Auburn 9/6/1951 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 101st pick / 1975
32 Emerson Boozer 32 rb 9 4 195 5-11 Md-Eastern Shore 7/4/1943 9 1 New York Jets / 6th / 46th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 98th pick / 1966
86 Willie Brister 23 te 12 1 236 6-4 Southern 1/28/1952 1 0 New York Jets / 15th / 370th pick / 1974
79 Gordie Browne 24 13 0 265 6-5 Boston Col. 12/5/1951 1 3 New York Jets / 2nd / 31st pick / 1974
29 Carl Capria 23 1 0 185 6-3 Purdue 6/8/1952 1 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 117th pick / 1974
88 Rich Caster* 27 TE 14 14 228 6-5 Jackson St. 10/16/1948 5 10 New York Jets / 2nd / 46th pick / 1970
23 Jerry Davis 24 6 0 182 5-11 Morris Brown 2/5/1951 Rook 1
35 Steve Davis 27 rb 14 1 218 6-1 Delaware St. 11/10/1948 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1971
55 John Ebersole 27 MLB 13 7 234 6-3 Penn St. 11/5/1948 5 3 New York Jets / 4th / 98th pick / 1970
65 Joe Fields 22 14 0 250 6-2 Rutgers-Camden,Widener 11/14/1953 Rook 3 New York Jets / 14th / 349th pick / 1975
85 Ed Galigher 25 RDT 13 11 255 6-4 UCLA 10/15/1950 3 3 New York Jets / 4th / 89th pick / 1972
8 Greg Gantt 24 P 14 0 188 5-11 Alabama 10/30/1951 1 1 New York Jets / 8th / 187th pick / 1974
26 Carl Garrett 28 RB 13 8 210 5-11 New Mex. Highlands 8/31/1947 6 7 Boston Patriots / 3rd / 58th pick / 1969
36 Bob Gresham 27 10 1 195 5-11 West Virginia 7/9/1948 4 1 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 201st pick / 1971
75 Winston Hill 34 RT 14 14 270 6-4 Texas Southern 10/23/1941 12 7 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
49 George Hoey 29 db 5 3 174 5-10 Michigan 11/14/1946 4 1 Detroit Lions / 14th / 346th pick / 1969
20 Delles Howell 27 fs 10 5 200 6-3 Grambling St. 8/22/1948 5 1 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 88th pick / 1970
43 Jazz Jackson 23 13 0 167 5-8 West. Kentucky 3/5/1952 1 1 New York Jets / 16th / 395th pick / 1974
11 J.J. Jones 23 qb 7 1 190 6-1 Fisk 4/16/1952 Rook 1
82 David Knight 24 6 0 182 6-1 William & Mary 2/1/1951 2 0 New York Jets / 11th / 272nd pick / 1973
5 Pat Leahy 24 K 14 0 194 6-0 St. Louis 3/19/1951 1 4
57 Rich Lewis 25 RLB 11 9 220 6-3 Portland St. 6/8/1950 3 3
50 Wayne Mulligan 28 C 14 14 250 6-3 Clemson 5/5/1947 6 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1969
12 Joe Namath 32 QB 14 13 200 6-2 Alabama 5/31/1943 10 9 New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
81 Richard Neal 28 RDE 9 9 260 6-3 Southern 9/27/1947 6 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 45th pick / 1969
87 Billy Newsome 27 LDE 14 14 250 6-4 Grambling St. 3/2/1948 5 4 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 122nd pick / 1970
22 Burgess Owens 24 SS 11 11 200 6-2 Miami (FL) 8/2/1951 2 3 New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 1973
89 Lou Piccone 26 KR 13 1 175 5-9 West Liberty St. 7/17/1949 1 1
25 Bob Prout 24 7 1 190 6-1 Knox 5/11/1951 1 2
78 Garry Puetz 23 RG 14 14 263 6-3 Valparaiso 3/14/1952 2 7 New York Jets / 12th / 300th pick / 1973
66 Randy Rasmussen 30 LG 14 14 255 6-2 Nebraska-Kearney 5/10/1945 8 7 New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
52 Steve Reese 23 12 5 229 6-2 Louisville 1/7/1952 1 2
44 John Riggins* 26 FB 14 14 230 6-2 Kansas 8/4/1949 4 14 New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1971
54 Jamie Rivers 30 lb 6 3 245 6-2 Bowling Green 9/22/1945 7 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 123rd pick / 1967
46 Rich Sowells 27 LCB 14 13 179 6-0 Alcorn St. 10/27/1948 4 3 New York Jets / 12th / 292nd pick / 1971
38 Ed Taylor 22 FS 14 9 174 6-0 Memphis 5/13/1953 Rook 2 New York Jets / 9th / 224th pick / 1975
56 Godwin Turk 25 LLB 14 14 230 6-3 California,Southern 10/15/1950 Rook 4 New York Jets / 3rd / 58th pick / 1974
29 Donnie Walker 25 2 1 180 6-2 Central State (OH) 12/26/1950 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 87th pick / 1973
27 Phil Wise 26 db 5 4 190 6-0 South Dakota,Nebraska-Omaha 4/25/1949 4 1 New York Jets / 6th / 136th pick / 1971
58 Richard Wood 22 rlb 14 5 224 6-2 USC 5/31/1953 Rook 2 New York Jets / 3rd / 68th pick / 1975
70 Larry Woods 27 12 0 260 6-6 Tennessee St. 5/11/1948 4 2 Detroit Lions / 4th / 100th pick / 1971
72 Robert Woods 25 LT 14 14 255 6-3 Tennessee St. 7/26/1950 2 7 New York Jets / 2nd / 38th pick / 1973
47 Roscoe Word 23 RCB 14 9 170 5-11 Jackson St. 7/24/1952 1 2 New York Jets / 3rd / 74th pick / 1974
Team Total 25.8 14 217.7 6-1.7 3.1