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1976 New York Jets

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3-11-0, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -13.8, Offense: -7.1, Defense: -6.8, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 169 points (12.1/g), 26th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 383 points (27.4/g), 26th.
 Differential of -214 points (-15.3/g), 27th.  Expected W-L: 1.8-12.2.

Coach: Mike Holovak (0-1-0) and Lou Holtz (3-10-0)

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 Joe Namath 33 11 8 114 for 230, 1,090 yards, 4 td, 16 int, & 2 rushes for 5 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
RB Steve Davis 28 4 8 94 rushes for 418 yards, 3 td, & 8 catches for 57 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1971
FB Clark Gaines 22 Rook 8 157 rushes for 724 yards, 3 td, & 41 catches for 400 yards and 2 td
WR David Knight 25 3 13 20 catches for 403 yards, 2 td New York Jets / 11th / 272nd pick / 1973
WR Lou Piccone 27 2 8 12 catches for 147 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for 11 yards and 0 td
TE Rich Caster 28 6 14 31 catches for 391 yards, 1 td, & 6 rushes for 73 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 2nd / 46th pick / 1970
LT Robert Woods 26 3 10 New York Jets / 2nd / 38th pick / 1973
LG Randy Rasmussen 31 9 14 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
C Joe Fields 23 1 10 New York Jets / 14th / 349th pick / 1975
RG Darrell Austin 25 1 10 Denver Broncos / 16th / 404th pick / 1974
RT Garry Puetz 24 3 14 New York Jets / 12th / 300th pick / 1973
 Defensive Starters
LDE Lawrence Pillers 24 Rook 13 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 11th / 296th pick / 1976
LDT Carl Barzilauskas 25 2 11 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1974
RDT Ed Galigher 26 4 14 New York Jets / 4th / 89th pick / 1972
RDE Richard Neal 29 7 13 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 45th pick / 1969
LLB Greg Buttle 22 Rook 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 67th pick / 1976
MLB John Ebersole 28 6 10 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 4th / 98th pick / 1970
RLB Bob Martin 23 Rook 13 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 6th / 163rd pick / 1976
LCB Shafer Suggs 23 Rook 10 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1976
RCB Ed Taylor 23 1 11 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 9th / 224th pick / 1975
SS Phil Wise 27 5 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 6th / 136th pick / 1971
FS Burgess Owens 25 3 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 1973
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Leahy 25 2 0 11 of 16 field goals & 16 of 20 extra points
P Duane Carrell 27 2 0 81 punts for a 39.7 average, 0 blocked
PR Lou Piccone 27 2 8 21 punt returns for a 8.2 average and 1 td
KR Lou Piccone 27 2 8 31 kick returns for a 22.5 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
67 Darrell Austin 25 C 11 10 250 6-4 South Carolina 11/6/1951 1 4 Denver Broncos / 16th / 404th pick / 1974
83 Jerome Barkum 26 te 4 3 218 6-3 Jackson St. 7/18/1950 4 0 New York Jets / 1st / 9th pick / 1972
77 Carl Barzilauskas 25 LDT 12 11 271 6-6 Indiana 3/19/1951 2 4 New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1974
48 Cliff Brooks 27 1 1 190 6-1 Tennessee St. 6/21/1949 4 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 45th pick / 1972
84 Don Buckey 23 4 0 180 5-11 North Carolina St. 11/9/1953 Rook 0 New York Jets / 12th / 326th pick / 1976
51 Greg Buttle 22 LLB 14 14 235 6-3 Penn St. 6/20/1954 Rook 5 New York Jets / 3rd / 67th pick / 1976
3 Duane Carrell 27 P 14 0 185 5-10 Florida St. 10/3/1949 2 3
88 Rich Caster 28 TE 14 14 228 6-5 Jackson St. 10/16/1948 6 4 New York Jets / 2nd / 46th pick / 1970
35 Steve Davis 28 RB 12 8 218 6-1 Delaware St. 11/10/1948 4 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1971
84 Keith Denson 24 2 0 165 5-8 San Diego St. 8/30/1952 Rook 0
55 John Ebersole 28 MLB 13 10 234 6-3 Penn St. 11/5/1948 6 5 New York Jets / 4th / 98th pick / 1970
65 Joe Fields 23 C 14 10 250 6-2 Rutgers-Camden,Widener 11/14/1953 1 4 New York Jets / 14th / 349th pick / 1975
21 Clark Gaines 22 FB 14 8 206 6-1 Wake Forest 2/1/1954 Rook 8
85 Ed Galigher 26 RDT 14 14 255 6-4 UCLA 10/15/1950 4 4 New York Jets / 4th / 89th pick / 1972
45 Louie Giammona 23 rb 14 3 180 5-9 Utah St. 3/3/1953 Rook 2 New York Jets / 8th / 214th pick / 1976
36 Bob Gresham 28 11 4 195 5-11 West Virginia 7/9/1948 5 1 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 201st pick / 1971
84 Clint Haslerig 24 5 0 189 6-0 Michigan 4/9/1952 2 0 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 83rd pick / 1974
52 Mike Hennigan 25 12 0 217 6-2 Parsons,Tennessee Tech 10/24/1951 3 2 Detroit Lions / 4th / 81st pick / 1973
75 Winston Hill 35 14 10 270 6-4 Texas Southern 10/23/1941 13 2 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
39 Harry Howard 27 1 0 189 6-1 Ohio St. 10/7/1949 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 225th pick / 1972
43 Jazz Jackson 24 7 0 167 5-8 West. Kentucky 3/5/1952 2 0 New York Jets / 16th / 395th pick / 1974
11 Steve Joachim 24 1 0 215 6-3 Penn St.,Temple 3/27/1952 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 160th pick / 1975
56 Larry Keller 23 14 2 223 6-2 Houston 10/2/1953 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 214th pick / 1975
82 David Knight 25 WR 14 13 182 6-1 William & Mary 2/1/1951 3 3 New York Jets / 11th / 272nd pick / 1973
71 Al Krevis 24 10 0 263 6-5 Boston Col. 7/9/1952 1 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 39th pick / 1975
5 Pat Leahy 25 K 14 0 194 6-0 St. Louis 3/19/1951 2 3
49 Ed Marinaro 26 6 5 212 6-2 Cornell 3/31/1950 4 3 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 50th pick / 1972
59 Bob Martin 23 RLB 13 13 217 6-1 Nebraska 11/14/1953 Rook 4 New York Jets / 6th / 163rd pick / 1976
47 Tommy Marvaso 23 12 2 190 6-1 Cincinnati 10/2/1953 Rook 2 Washington Redskins / 6th / 179th pick / 1976
12 Joe Namath 33 QB 11 8 200 6-2 Alabama 5/31/1943 11 -1 New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
81 Richard Neal 29 RDE 13 13 260 6-3 Southern 9/27/1947 7 4 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 45th pick / 1969
87 Billy Newsome 28 2 1 250 6-4 Grambling St. 3/2/1948 6 2 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 122nd pick / 1970
86 Richard Osborne 23 9 1 230 6-3 Texas A&M 10/31/1953 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 248th pick / 1976
22 Burgess Owens 25 FS 14 14 200 6-2 Miami (FL) 8/2/1951 3 4 New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 1973
89 Lou Piccone 27 KR 14 8 175 5-9 West Liberty St. 7/17/1949 2 2
76 Lawrence Pillers 24 LDE 14 13 255 6-4 Alcorn St. 11/4/1952 Rook 4 New York Jets / 11th / 296th pick / 1976
54 Steve Poole 24 9 1 232 6-1 Tennessee 8/25/1952 Rook 2
78 Garry Puetz 24 RG 14 14 263 6-3 Valparaiso 3/14/1952 3 5 New York Jets / 12th / 300th pick / 1973
66 Randy Rasmussen 31 LG 14 14 255 6-2 Nebraska-Kearney 5/10/1945 9 5 New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
32 Steve Rogers 23 1 0 203 6-2 LSU 8/26/1953 1 0 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 163rd pick / 1975
61 John Roman 24 t 11 2 255 6-4 Idaho St. 8/31/1952 Rook 1 Baltimore Colts / 13th / 313th pick / 1975
52 Jim Rosecrans 23 1 0 230 6-1 Penn St. 1/13/1953 Rook 1
53 Carl Russ 23 3 2 227 6-2 Michigan 2/16/1953 1 2 Atlanta Falcons / 13th / 315th pick / 1975
74 Abdul Salaam 23 dt 14 4 262 6-3 Kent St. 2/12/1953 Rook 2 New York Jets / 7th / 188th pick / 1976
80 Howard Satterwhite 23 12 3 185 5-11 Sam Houston St. 5/24/1953 Rook 1
46 Rich Sowells 28 10 5 179 6-0 Alcorn St. 10/27/1948 5 2 New York Jets / 12th / 292nd pick / 1971
23 Shafer Suggs 23 LCB 11 10 200 6-1 Ball St. 4/28/1953 Rook 3 New York Jets / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1976
38 Ed Taylor 23 RCB 11 11 174 6-0 Memphis 5/13/1953 1 4 New York Jets / 9th / 224th pick / 1975
14 Richard Todd 23 qb 13 6 207 6-2 Alabama 11/19/1953 Rook -1 New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1976
27 Phil Wise 27 SS 12 12 190 6-0 South Dakota,Nebraska-Omaha 4/25/1949 5 4 New York Jets / 6th / 136th pick / 1971
72 Robert Woods 26 LT 10 10 255 6-3 Tennessee St. 7/26/1950 3 4 New York Jets / 2nd / 38th pick / 1973
47 Roscoe Word 24 2 1 170 5-11 Jackson St. 7/24/1952 2 2 New York Jets / 3rd / 74th pick / 1974
Team Total 25.3 14 216.3 6-1.5 2.5