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1980 New York Jets

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4-12-0, AFC East Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.1, Offense: -1.5, Defense: -3.6, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 302 points (18.9/g), 18th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 395 points (24.7/g), 24th.
 Differential of -93 points (-5.8/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 5.5-10.5.

Coach: Walt Michaels (4-12-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: John Mazur

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 Richard Todd 27 4 16 264 for 479, 3,329 yards, 17 td, 30 int, & 49 rushes for 330 yards and 5 td New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1976
RB Scott Dierking 25 3 13 156 rushes for 567 yards, 6 td, & 19 catches for 138 yards and 1 td New York Jets / 4th / 90th pick / 1977
WR Lam Jones 22 Rook 13 25 catches for 482 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for 5 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 2nd pick / 1980
WR Wesley Walker 25 3 7 18 catches for 376 yards, 1 td New York Jets / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1977
TE Jerome Barkum 30 8 11 13 catches for 244 yards, 1 td New York Jets / 1st / 9th pick / 1972
TE Mickey Shuler 24 2 9 22 catches for 226 yards, 2 td New York Jets / 3rd / 61st pick / 1978
LT Chris Ward 25 2 14 New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1978
LG Randy Rasmussen 35 13 8 New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
C Joe Fields 27 5 13 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 14th / 349th pick / 1975
RG Dan Alexander 25 3 16 New York Jets / 8th / 200th pick / 1977
RT Marvin Powell* 25 3 15 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mark Gastineau 24 1 16 New York Jets / 2nd / 41st pick / 1979
LDT Abdul Salaam 27 4 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 7th / 188th pick / 1976
RDT Marty Lyons 23 1 16 New York Jets / 1st / 14th pick / 1979
RDE Joe Klecko 27 3 15 New York Jets / 6th / 144th pick / 1977
LLB Greg Buttle 26 4 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 67th pick / 1976
MLB Stan Blinka 23 1 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 5th / 125th pick / 1979
RLB Ron Crosby 25 2 16 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 114th pick / 1977
LCB Bobby Jackson 24 2 15 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 6th / 140th pick / 1978
RCB Donald Dykes 25 1 16 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 68th pick / 1979
SS Ken Schroy 28 3 10 8 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 248th pick / 1975
FS Darrol Ray 22 Rook 16 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 2nd / 40th pick / 1980
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Leahy 29 6 0 14 of 22 field goals & 36 of 36 extra points
P Chuck Ramsey 28 3 0 73 punts for a 42.4 average, 1 blocked New England Patriots / 6th / 141st pick / 1974
PR Bruce Harper 25 3 1 28 punt returns for a 8.6 average and 0 td
KR Bruce Harper 25 3 1 49 kick returns for a 21.8 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
60 Dan Alexander 25 RG 16 16 260 6-4 LSU 6/17/1955 3 7 New York Jets / 8th / 200th pick / 1977
83 Jerome Barkum 30 TE 16 11 218 6-3 Jackson St. 7/18/1950 8 2 New York Jets / 1st / 9th pick / 1972
30 Bobby Batton 23 8 0 185 5-11 UNLV 3/17/1957 Rook 0 New York Jets / 7th / 178th pick / 1980
46 Woody Bennett 25 10 0 227 6-2 Miami (FL) 3/24/1955 1 0
64 Guy Bingham 22 c 16 3 255 6-3 Montana 2/25/1958 Rook 2 New York Jets / 10th / 260th pick / 1980
54 Stan Blinka 23 MLB 16 16 230 6-2 Sam Houston St. 4/29/1957 1 6 New York Jets / 5th / 125th pick / 1979
51 Greg Buttle 26 LLB 14 14 235 6-3 Penn St. 6/20/1954 4 6 New York Jets / 3rd / 67th pick / 1976
49 Steve Carpenter 22 3 0 195 6-2 West. Illinois 1/22/1958 Rook 0
87 Gerald Carter 23 3 0 190 6-1 Texas A&M 6/19/1957 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 240th pick / 1980
55 Ron Crosby 25 RLB 16 16 224 6-3 Penn St. 3/2/1955 2 7 Detroit Lions / 5th / 114th pick / 1977
68 Eric Cunningham 23 6 0 257 6-3 Penn St. 3/16/1957 1 0 New York Jets / 4th / 96th pick / 1979
84 Paul Darby 24 8 0 192 5-10 Texas St. 10/22/1956 1 1 New York Jets / 12th / 314th pick / 1979
25 Scott Dierking 25 RB 16 13 218 5-10 Purdue 5/24/1955 3 5 New York Jets / 4th / 90th pick / 1977
26 Donald Dykes 25 RCB 16 16 182 5-11 SE Louisiana 8/24/1955 1 6 New York Jets / 3rd / 68th pick / 1979
65 Joe Fields 27 C 13 13 250 6-2 Rutgers-Camden,Widener 11/14/1953 5 6 New York Jets / 14th / 349th pick / 1975
81 Derrick Gaffney 25 wr 13 5 181 6-1 Florida 5/24/1955 2 3 New York Jets / 8th / 197th pick / 1978
21 Clark Gaines 26 rb 5 5 206 6-1 Wake Forest 2/1/1954 4 4
99 Mark Gastineau 24 LDE 16 16 266 6-5 Arizona St.,East Central (OK) 11/20/1956 1 6 New York Jets / 2nd / 41st pick / 1979
90 Chris Godfrey 22 6 0 263 6-3 Michigan 5/17/1958 Rook 0
42 Bruce Harper 25 KR 15 1 174 5-8 Kutztown Pennsylvania 6/20/1955 3 6
47 Jerry Holmes 23 12 0 175 6-2 Chowan,West Virginia 12/22/1957 Rook 1
40 Bobby Jackson 24 LCB 15 15 178 5-9 Florida St. 12/23/1956 2 5 New York Jets / 6th / 140th pick / 1978
27 Jesse Johnson 23 b 16 1 185 6-3 Colorado 8/23/1957 Rook 0 New York Jets / 4th / 95th pick / 1980
89 Bobby Jones 25 wr 15 5 180 5-11 Youngstown St.,Millikin 7/12/1955 2 2
80 Lam Jones 22 WR 16 13 180 5-11 Texas 4/4/1958 Rook 4 New York Jets / 1st / 2nd pick / 1980
73 Joe Klecko 27 RDE 15 15 263 6-3 Temple 10/15/1953 3 6 New York Jets / 6th / 144th pick / 1977
5 Pat Leahy 29 K 16 0 194 6-0 St. Louis 3/19/1951 6 4
24 Kenny Lewis 23 7 0 190 6-0 Virginia Tech 10/2/1957 Rook 0 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 125th pick / 1980
33 Kevin Long 25 fb 15 7 212 6-1 South Carolina 1/20/1955 3 3 New York Jets / 7th / 195th pick / 1977
93 Marty Lyons 23 RDT 16 16 269 6-5 Alabama 1/15/1957 1 6 New York Jets / 1st / 14th pick / 1979
39 Saladin Martin 24 3 0 180 6-0 San Diego St. 1/17/1956 Rook 0
53 Mike McKibben 24 lb 9 1 228 6-3 Kent St. 9/3/1956 1 1
56 Lance Mehl 22 lb 14 1 235 6-3 Penn St. 2/14/1958 Rook 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 69th pick / 1980
37 Tim Moresco 26 db 11 2 176 5-11 Syracuse 10/3/1954 3 1 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 149th pick / 1977
44 Tom Newton 26 rb 16 4 212 6-0 California 3/8/1954 3 3
76 Lawrence Pillers 28 de 3 1 255 6-4 Alcorn St. 11/4/1952 4 1 New York Jets / 11th / 296th pick / 1976
79 Marvin Powell* 25 RT 15 15 268 6-5 USC 8/30/1955 3 11 New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1977
15 Chuck Ramsey 28 P 16 0 191 6-2 Wake Forest 2/24/1952 3 3 New England Patriots / 6th / 141st pick / 1974
66 Randy Rasmussen 35 LG 8 8 255 6-2 Nebraska-Kearney 5/10/1945 13 4 New York Jets / 12th / 302nd pick / 1967
28 Darrol Ray 22 FS 16 16 200 6-1 Oklahoma 6/25/1958 Rook 7 New York Jets / 2nd / 40th pick / 1980
92 Wes Roberts 23 6 0 253 6-6 TCU 8/1/1957 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 170th pick / 1980
61 John Roman 28 t 16 3 255 6-4 Idaho St. 8/31/1952 4 3 Baltimore Colts / 13th / 313th pick / 1975
4 Pat Ryan 25 14 0 210 6-3 Tennessee 9/16/1955 2 0 New York Jets / 11th / 281st pick / 1978
74 Abdul Salaam 27 LDT 16 16 262 6-3 Kent St. 2/12/1953 4 6 New York Jets / 7th / 188th pick / 1976
48 Ken Schroy 28 SS 14 10 198 6-2 Maryland 9/22/1952 3 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 248th pick / 1975
82 Mickey Shuler 24 TE 16 9 232 6-3 Penn St. 8/21/1956 2 2 New York Jets / 3rd / 61st pick / 1978
23 Shafer Suggs 27 db 4 4 200 6-1 Ball St. 4/28/1953 4 1 New York Jets / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1976
50 John Sullivan 24 16 0 221 6-1 Illinois 10/1/1956 1 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 147th pick / 1979
14 Richard Todd 27 QB 16 16 207 6-2 Alabama 11/19/1953 4 11 New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1976
70 Stan Waldemore 25 LG 16 8 263 6-4 Nebraska 2/20/1955 2 4 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 70th pick / 1978
85 Wesley Walker 25 WR 10 7 179 6-0 California 5/26/1955 3 3 New York Jets / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1977
72 Chris Ward 25 LT 14 14 267 6-3 Ohio St. 12/16/1955 2 6 New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1978
71 Bob Winkel 25 16 0 253 6-4 Kentucky 10/23/1955 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 181st pick / 1979
Team Total 25.0 16 219.5 6-1.7 2.2