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1985 New York Jets

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.0, Offense: 3.8, Defense: 5.2, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 393 points (24.6/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 264 points (16.5/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 129 points (8.1/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.5-4.5.

Coach: Joe Walton (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rich Kotite
 Defensive Coordinator: Bud Carson

Stadium: Giants 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 Ken O'Brien* 25 1 16 297 for 488, 3,888 yards, 25 td, 8 int, & 25 rushes for 58 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 24th pick / 1983
RB Freeman McNeil* 26 4 13 294 rushes for 1,331 yards, 3 td, & 38 catches for 427 yards and 2 td New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1981
FB Tony Paige 23 1 8 55 rushes for 158 yards, 8 td, & 18 catches for 120 yards and 2 td New York Jets / 6th / 149th pick / 1984
WR Al Toon 22 Rook 8 46 catches for 662 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 5 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 10th pick / 1985
WR Wesley Walker 30 8 10 34 catches for 725 yards, 5 td New York Jets / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1977
TE Mickey Shuler 29 7 13 76 catches for 879 yards, 7 td New York Jets / 3rd / 61st pick / 1978
LT Reggie McElroy 25 2 11 New York Jets / 2nd / 51st pick / 1982
LG Jim Sweeney 23 1 16 New York Jets / 2nd / 37th pick / 1984
C Joe Fields 32 10 15 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 14th / 349th pick / 1975
RG Dan Alexander 30 8 16 New York Jets / 8th / 200th pick / 1977
RT Marvin Powell 30 8 14 New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mark Gastineau* 29 6 12 13.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 2nd / 41st pick / 1979
NT Joe Klecko*+ 32 8 16 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 6th / 144th pick / 1977
RDE Barry Bennett 30 7 16 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1978
LOLB Charles Jackson 30 7 14 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 9th / 241st pick / 1977
LILB Kyle Clifton 23 1 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 64th pick / 1984
RILB Lance Mehl* 27 5 16 5.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 69th pick / 1980
ROLB Rusty Guilbeau 27 3 7 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1982
LCB Bobby Jackson 29 7 11 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 6th / 140th pick / 1978
RCB Russell Carter 23 1 8 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 10th pick / 1984
SS Kirk Springs 27 4 14 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
FS Harry Hamilton 23 1 11 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 7th / 176th pick / 1984
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Leahy 34 11 0 26 of 34 field goals & 43 of 45 extra points
P Dave Jennings 33 11 0 74 punts for a 40.2 average, 0 blocked
PR Kurt Sohn 28 4 7 16 punt returns for a 9.3 average and 0 td
KR Bobby Humphery 24 1 0 17 kick returns for a 21.4 average and 0 td New York Jets / 9th / 247th pick / 1983

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
69 Sid Abramowitz 25 1 0 280 6-6 Air Force,Tulsa 5/21/1960 2 0 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 113th pick / 1983
60 Dan Alexander 30 RG 16 16 260 6-4 LSU 6/17/1955 8 9 New York Jets / 8th / 200th pick / 1977
95 Tom Baldwin 24 16 0 274 6-4 Wisconsin,Tulsa 5/13/1961 1 2 New York Jets / 9th / 234th pick / 1984
63 Ted Banker 24 g 16 4 270 6-2 SE Missouri St. 2/17/1961 1 3
31 Marion Barber 26 rb 8 1 224 6-3 Minnesota 12/6/1959 3 1 New York Jets / 2nd / 30th pick / 1981
78 Barry Bennett 30 RDE 16 16 257 6-4 Concordia-Moorhead (MN) 12/10/1955 7 8 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1978
64 Guy Bingham 27 c 16 2 255 6-3 Montana 2/25/1958 5 3 New York Jets / 10th / 260th pick / 1980
23 Dennis Bligen 23 9 0 215 5-11 St. John's (NY) 3/3/1962 1 1
22 Nick Bruckner 24 9 0 185 5-11 Syracuse 5/19/1961 2 0
27 Russell Carter 23 RCB 8 8 195 6-2 SMU 2/10/1962 1 4 New York Jets / 1st / 10th pick / 1984
59 Kyle Clifton 23 LILB 16 16 236 6-4 TCU 8/23/1962 1 9 New York Jets / 3rd / 64th pick / 1984
50 Bob Crable 26 lb 10 2 228 6-3 Notre Dame 9/22/1959 3 2 New York Jets / 1st / 23rd pick / 1982
88 Chy Davidson 26 1 0 175 5-11 Rhode Island 5/9/1959 1 0 New England Patriots / 11th / 2nd pick / 1981 Supp
37 Donnie Elder 23 10 0 175 5-9 Memphis 12/13/1962 Rook 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 67th pick / 1985
52 Jim Eliopulos 26 8 0 230 6-2 Westminster (MO),Wyoming 4/18/1959 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 81st pick / 1982
74 Ron Faurot 23 de 5 4 262 6-7 Arkansas 1/27/1962 1 2 New York Jets / 1st / 15th pick / 1984
65 Joe Fields 32 C 15 15 250 6-2 Rutgers-Camden,Widener 11/14/1953 10 13 New York Jets / 14th / 349th pick / 1975
38 Larry Flowers 27 6 0 190 6-1 Texas Tech 4/19/1958 4 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 102nd pick / 1980
99 Mark Gastineau* 29 LDE 16 12 266 6-5 Arizona St.,East Central (OK) 11/20/1956 6 11 New York Jets / 2nd / 41st pick / 1979
35 Kerry Glenn 23 rcb 16 6 175 5-9 Minnesota 1/3/1962 Rook 5 New York Jets / 10th / 262nd pick / 1985
81 Billy Griggs 23 te 16 3 230 6-3 Virginia 8/4/1962 Rook 0 New York Jets / 8th / 203rd pick / 1984
94 Rusty Guilbeau 27 ROLB 14 7 242 6-4 McNeese St. 11/20/1958 3 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1982
39 Harry Hamilton 23 FS 11 11 194 6-0 Penn St. 11/29/1962 1 6 New York Jets / 7th / 176th pick / 1984
34 Johnny Hector 25 rb 14 5 204 5-11 Texas A&M 11/26/1960 2 6 New York Jets / 2nd / 51st pick / 1983
28 Carl Howard 24 3 0 188 6-2 Rutgers 9/20/1961 1 0
84 Bobby Humphery 24 KR 12 0 178 5-10 New Mexico St. 8/23/1961 1 0 New York Jets / 9th / 247th pick / 1983
40 Bobby Jackson 29 LCB 12 11 178 5-9 Florida St. 12/23/1956 7 6 New York Jets / 6th / 140th pick / 1978
55 Charles Jackson 30 LOLB 16 14 225 6-2 Washington 3/22/1955 7 7 Denver Broncos / 9th / 241st pick / 1977
13 Dave Jennings 33 P 16 0 203 6-4 St. Lawrence 6/8/1952 11 2
73 Joe Klecko*+ 32 NT 16 16 263 6-3 Temple 10/15/1953 8 18 New York Jets / 6th / 144th pick / 1977
89 Rocky Klever 26 te 16 6 225 6-3 Montana 7/10/1959 2 2 New York Jets / 9th / 247th pick / 1982
5 Pat Leahy 34 K 16 0 194 6-0 St. Louis 3/19/1951 11 4
26 Lester Lyles 23 6 0 209 6-3 Virginia 12/27/1962 Rook 1 New York Jets / 2nd / 40th pick / 1985
29 Johnny Lynn 29 LCB 14 12 196 6-0 UCLA 12/19/1956 6 6 New York Jets / 4th / 98th pick / 1979
93 Marty Lyons 28 LDE 16 8 269 6-5 Alabama 1/15/1957 6 5 New York Jets / 1st / 14th pick / 1979
68 Reggie McElroy 25 LT 13 11 290 6-6 West Texas A&M 3/4/1960 2 6 New York Jets / 2nd / 51st pick / 1982
24 Freeman McNeil* 26 RB 14 13 216 5-11 UCLA 4/22/1959 4 14 New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1981
56 Lance Mehl* 27 RILB 16 16 235 6-3 Penn St. 2/14/1958 5 15 New York Jets / 3rd / 69th pick / 1980
36 Rich Miano 23 db 16 1 200 6-1 Hawaii 9/3/1962 Rook 2 New York Jets / 6th / 166th pick / 1985
25 Cedric Minter 27 3 0 200 5-10 Boise St. 11/13/1958 1 0
58 Matt Monger 24 15 0 235 6-1 Oklahoma St. 11/15/1961 Rook 2 New York Jets / 8th / 208th pick / 1985
20 Davlin Mullen 25 db 11 1 175 6-1 West. Kentucky 2/17/1960 2 2 New York Jets / 8th / 217th pick / 1983
7 Ken O'Brien* 25 QB 16 16 210 6-4 Sacramento St.,California-Davis 11/27/1960 1 14 New York Jets / 1st / 24th pick / 1983
49 Tony Paige 23 FB 16 8 225 5-10 Virginia Tech 10/14/1962 1 2 New York Jets / 6th / 149th pick / 1984
79 Marvin Powell 30 RT 14 14 268 6-5 USC 8/30/1955 8 8 New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1977
76 Ben Rudolph 28 dt 16 1 271 6-5 Long Beach St. 8/29/1957 4 2 New York Jets / 3rd / 60th pick / 1981
10 Pat Ryan 30 16 0 210 6-3 Tennessee 9/16/1955 7 0 New York Jets / 11th / 281st pick / 1978
66 Billy Shields 32 t 3 2 272 6-8 Georgia Tech 8/23/1953 10 1 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 136th pick / 1975
82 Mickey Shuler 29 TE 16 13 232 6-3 Penn St. 8/21/1956 7 9 New York Jets / 3rd / 61st pick / 1978
71 Mark Shumate 25 4 0 265 6-5 Wisconsin 3/30/1960 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 257th pick / 1983
87 Kurt Sohn 28 PR 15 7 180 5-11 North Carolina St.,Fordham 6/26/1957 4 5
21 Kirk Springs 27 SS 16 14 192 6-0 Miami (OH) 8/16/1958 4 7
53 Jim Sweeney 23 LG 16 16 297 6-4 Pittsburgh 8/8/1962 1 9 New York Jets / 2nd / 37th pick / 1984
88 Al Toon 22 WR 15 8 205 6-4 Wisconsin 4/30/1963 Rook 6 New York Jets / 1st / 10th pick / 1985
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 25 wr 16 6 180 5-9 UCLA 11/4/1960 Rook 2 New York Jets / 3rd / 78th pick / 1983
85 Wesley Walker 30 WR 12 10 179 6-0 California 5/26/1955 8 7 New York Jets / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1977
57 John Woodring 26 2 0 232 6-2 Brown 4/4/1959 4 0 New York Jets / 6th / 142nd pick / 1981
Team Total 26.4 16 224.0 6-2.0 3.5