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1983 New York Jets

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7-9-0, AFC East Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.2, Offense: -1.9, Defense: 0.7, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 313 points (19.6/g), 19th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 331 points (20.7/g), 10th.
 Differential of -18 points (-1.1/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-8.5.

Coach: Joe Walton (7-9-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Joe Gardi

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 30 7 16 308 for 518, 3,478 yards, 18 td, 26 int, & 35 rushes for 101 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1976
RB Freeman McNeil 24 2 9 160 rushes for 654 yards, 1 td, & 21 catches for 172 yards and 3 td New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1981
FB Dwayne Crutchfield 24 1 8 137 rushes for 571 yards, 3 td, & 19 catches for 133 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 3rd / 79th pick / 1982
WR Derrick Gaffney 28 5 9 17 catches for 243 yards, 0 td New York Jets / 8th / 197th pick / 1978
WR Wesley Walker 28 6 16 61 catches for 868 yards, 7 td New York Jets / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1977
TE Jerome Barkum 33 11 13 32 catches for 385 yards, 1 td New York Jets / 1st / 9th pick / 1972
LT Chris Ward 28 5 16 New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1978
LG Joseph Pellegrini 26 1 9 1 fumble recovered
C Joe Fields 30 8 12 New York Jets / 14th / 349th pick / 1975
RG Dan Alexander 28 6 16 New York Jets / 8th / 200th pick / 1977
RT Marvin Powell* 28 6 16 New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mark Gastineau*+ 27 4 16 19.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 2nd / 41st pick / 1979
LDT Joe Klecko* 30 6 16 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 6th / 144th pick / 1977
RDT Marty Lyons 26 4 16 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 14th pick / 1979
RDE Kenny Neil 24 2 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 7th / 169th pick / 1981
LLB Greg Buttle 29 7 8 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 67th pick / 1976
MLB Bob Crable 24 1 11 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 23rd pick / 1982
RLB Lance Mehl 25 3 16 2.5 sacks, 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 69th pick / 1980
LCB Bobby Jackson 27 5 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 6th / 140th pick / 1978
RCB Jerry Holmes 26 3 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS Ken Schroy 31 6 16 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 248th pick / 1975
FS Darrol Ray 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 2nd / 40th pick / 1980
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Leahy 32 9 0 16 of 24 field goals & 36 of 37 extra points
P Chuck Ramsey 31 6 0 81 punts for a 39.7 average, 1 blocked New England Patriots / 6th / 141st pick / 1974
PR Kirk Springs 25 2 0 23 punt returns for a 12.5 average and 1 td
KR Preston Brown 25 3 0 29 kick returns for a 22.2 average and 0 td New England Patriots / 6th / 160th pick / 1980

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
60 Dan Alexander 28 RG 16 16 260 6-4 LSU 6/17/1955 6 7 New York Jets / 8th / 200th pick / 1977
35 Mike Augustyniak 27 rb 8 2 225 5-11 Purdue 7/17/1956 2 1
31 Marion Barber 24 rb 14 4 224 6-3 Minnesota 12/6/1959 1 1 New York Jets / 2nd / 30th pick / 1981
83 Jerome Barkum 33 TE 15 13 218 6-3 Jackson St. 7/18/1950 11 3 New York Jets / 1st / 9th pick / 1972
78 Barry Bennett 28 13 0 257 6-4 Concordia-Moorhead (MN) 12/10/1955 5 1 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1978
64 Guy Bingham 25 c 16 6 255 6-3 Montana 2/25/1958 3 3 New York Jets / 10th / 260th pick / 1980
54 Stan Blinka 26 lb 16 2 230 6-2 Sam Houston St. 4/29/1957 4 2 New York Jets / 5th / 125th pick / 1979
89 Preston Brown 25 KR 16 0 184 5-10 Vanderbilt 3/2/1958 3 0 New England Patriots / 6th / 160th pick / 1980
86 Nick Bruckner 22 7 0 185 5-11 Syracuse 5/19/1961 Rook 0
51 Greg Buttle 29 LLB 9 8 235 6-3 Penn St. 6/20/1954 7 4 New York Jets / 3rd / 67th pick / 1976
88 Tom Coombs 24 te 12 1 236 6-3 Puget Sound,Idaho 5/31/1959 1 0 New York Jets / 7th / 191st pick / 1982
50 Bob Crable 24 MLB 14 11 228 6-3 Notre Dame 9/22/1959 1 5 New York Jets / 1st / 23rd pick / 1982
55 Ron Crosby 28 lb 16 1 224 6-3 Penn St. 3/2/1955 5 2 Detroit Lions / 5th / 114th pick / 1977
45 Dwayne Crutchfield 24 FB 11 8 235 6-0 Iowa St. 9/30/1959 1 4 New York Jets / 3rd / 79th pick / 1982
25 Scott Dierking 28 rb 16 1 218 5-10 Purdue 5/24/1955 6 3 New York Jets / 4th / 90th pick / 1977
52 Jim Eliopulos 24 8 0 230 6-2 Westminster (MO),Wyoming 4/18/1959 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 81st pick / 1982
65 Joe Fields 30 C 12 12 250 6-2 Rutgers-Camden,Widener 11/14/1953 8 5 New York Jets / 14th / 349th pick / 1975
81 Derrick Gaffney 28 WR 16 9 181 6-1 Florida 5/24/1955 5 2 New York Jets / 8th / 197th pick / 1978
99 Mark Gastineau*+ 27 LDE 16 16 266 6-5 Arizona St.,East Central (OK) 11/20/1956 4 16 New York Jets / 2nd / 41st pick / 1979
94 Rusty Guilbeau 25 16 0 242 6-4 McNeese St. 11/20/1958 1 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1982
23 Mike Harmon 22 9 0 185 6-0 Mississippi 7/24/1961 Rook 0 New York Jets / 11th / 301st pick / 1983
42 Bruce Harper 28 rb 9 2 174 5-8 Kutztown Pennsylvania 6/20/1955 6 5
34 Johnny Hector 23 rb 10 1 204 5-11 Texas A&M 11/26/1960 Rook 1 New York Jets / 2nd / 51st pick / 1983
47 Jerry Holmes 26 RCB 16 16 175 6-2 Chowan,West Virginia 12/22/1957 3 8
40 Bobby Jackson 27 LCB 15 15 178 5-9 Florida St. 12/23/1956 5 7 New York Jets / 6th / 140th pick / 1978
27 Jesse Johnson 26 4 0 185 6-3 Colorado 8/23/1957 3 0 New York Jets / 4th / 95th pick / 1980
80 Lam Jones 25 wr 14 7 180 5-11 Texas 4/4/1958 3 5 New York Jets / 1st / 2nd pick / 1980
73 Joe Klecko* 30 LDT 16 16 263 6-3 Temple 10/15/1953 6 12 New York Jets / 6th / 144th pick / 1977
30 Rocky Klever 24 5 0 225 6-3 Montana 7/10/1959 Rook 0 New York Jets / 9th / 247th pick / 1982
5 Pat Leahy 32 K 16 0 194 6-0 St. Louis 3/19/1951 9 2
22 Kenny Lewis 26 7 0 190 6-0 Virginia Tech 10/2/1957 3 1 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 125th pick / 1980
59 George Lilja 25 1 0 264 6-4 Michigan 3/3/1958 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 104th pick / 1981
29 Johnny Lynn 27 db 16 1 196 6-0 UCLA 12/19/1956 4 3 New York Jets / 4th / 98th pick / 1979
93 Marty Lyons 26 RDT 16 16 269 6-5 Alabama 1/15/1957 4 7 New York Jets / 1st / 14th pick / 1979
68 Reggie McElroy 23 t 16 1 290 6-6 West Texas A&M 3/4/1960 Rook 2 New York Jets / 2nd / 51st pick / 1982
24 Freeman McNeil 24 RB 9 9 216 5-11 UCLA 4/22/1959 2 5 New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1981
56 Lance Mehl 25 RLB 16 16 235 6-3 Penn St. 2/14/1958 3 9 New York Jets / 3rd / 69th pick / 1980
20 Davlin Mullen 23 11 0 175 6-1 West. Kentucky 2/17/1960 Rook 1 New York Jets / 8th / 217th pick / 1983
77 Kenny Neil 24 RDE 16 16 244 6-4 Iowa St. 1/8/1959 2 7 New York Jets / 7th / 169th pick / 1981
62 Joseph Pellegrini 26 LG 16 9 265 6-4 Harvard 4/8/1957 1 4
79 Marvin Powell* 28 RT 16 16 268 6-5 USC 8/30/1955 6 9 New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1977
15 Chuck Ramsey 31 P 16 0 191 6-2 Wake Forest 2/24/1952 6 2 New England Patriots / 6th / 141st pick / 1974
28 Darrol Ray 25 FS 16 16 200 6-1 Oklahoma 6/25/1958 3 8 New York Jets / 2nd / 40th pick / 1980
76 Ben Rudolph 26 16 0 271 6-5 Long Beach St. 8/29/1957 2 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 60th pick / 1981
10 Pat Ryan 28 16 0 210 6-3 Tennessee 9/16/1955 5 1 New York Jets / 11th / 281st pick / 1978
74 Abdul Salaam 30 1 0 262 6-3 Kent St. 2/12/1953 7 0 New York Jets / 7th / 188th pick / 1976
48 Ken Schroy 31 SS 16 16 198 6-2 Maryland 9/22/1952 6 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 248th pick / 1975
82 Mickey Shuler 27 te 16 7 232 6-3 Penn St. 8/21/1956 5 2 New York Jets / 3rd / 61st pick / 1978
21 Kirk Springs 25 PR 16 0 192 6-0 Miami (OH) 8/16/1958 2 1
14 Richard Todd 30 QB 16 16 207 6-2 Alabama 11/19/1953 7 8 New York Jets / 1st / 6th pick / 1976
70 Stan Waldemore 28 g 4 4 263 6-4 Nebraska 2/20/1955 5 2 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 70th pick / 1978
85 Wesley Walker 28 WR 16 16 179 6-0 California 5/26/1955 6 6 New York Jets / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1977
72 Chris Ward 28 LT 16 16 267 6-3 Ohio St. 12/16/1955 5 7 New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1978
57 John Woodring 24 LLB 14 10 232 6-2 Brown 4/4/1959 2 5 New York Jets / 6th / 142nd pick / 1981
Team Total 26.5 16 223.4 6-1.9 3.6