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1987 New York Jets

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6-9-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.3, Offense: 1.3, Defense: -2.7, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 334 points (22.3/g), 14th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 360 points (24.0/g), 20th.
 Differential of -26 points (-1.7/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 6.8-8.2.

Coach: Joe Walton (6-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rich Kotite
 Defensive Coordinator: Bud Carson

Stadium: The Meadowlands
 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 Ken O'Brien 27 3 12 234 for 393, 2,696 yards, 13 td, 8 int, & 30 rushes for 61 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 24th pick / 1983
RB Freeman McNeil 28 6 8 121 rushes for 530 yards, 0 td, & 24 catches for 262 yards and 1 td New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1981
FB Roger Vick 23 Rook 10 77 rushes for 257 yards, 1 td, & 13 catches for 108 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 21st pick / 1987
WR Al Toon* 24 2 11 68 catches for 976 yards, 5 td New York Jets / 1st / 10th pick / 1985
TE Rocky Klever 28 4 6 14 catches for 152 yards, 0 td New York Jets / 9th / 247th pick / 1982
TE Mickey Shuler 31 9 10 43 catches for 434 yards, 3 td New York Jets / 3rd / 61st pick / 1978
LT Jim Sweeney 25 3 12 New York Jets / 2nd / 37th pick / 1984
LG Ted Banker 26 3 9 1 fumble recovered
C Guy Bingham 29 7 11 New York Jets / 10th / 260th pick / 1980
RG Joe Fields 34 12 10 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 14th / 349th pick / 1975
RT Dan Alexander 32 10 12 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 8th / 200th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Marty Lyons 30 8 13 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 14th pick / 1979
NT Joe Klecko 34 10 7 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 6th / 144th pick / 1977
RDE Barry Bennett 32 9 11 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1978
LOLB Alex Gordon 23 Rook 12 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1987
LILB Troy Benson 24 1 11 New York Jets / 5th / 120th pick / 1985
RILB Kyle Clifton 25 3 8 New York Jets / 3rd / 64th pick / 1984
ROLB Bob Crable 28 5 11 2.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 23rd pick / 1982
LCB Jerry Holmes 30 7 7 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Carl Howard 26 3 7 2.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Rich Miano 25 2 11 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 6th / 166th pick / 1985
FS Harry Hamilton 25 3 12 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 7th / 176th pick / 1984
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Leahy 36 13 0 18 of 22 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points
P Dave Jennings 35 13 0 64 punts for a 38.2 average, 0 blocked
PR Jo-Jo Townsell 27 2 0 32 punt returns for a 11.9 average and 1 td New York Jets / 3rd / 78th pick / 1983
KR Bobby Humphery 26 3 2 18 kick returns for a 19.8 average and 0 td New York Jets / 9th / 247th pick / 1983

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
60 Dan Alexander 32 RG 12 12 260 6-4 LSU 6/17/1955 10 6 New York Jets / 8th / 200th pick / 1977
58 Lynwood Alford 24 1 0 220 6-3 Syracuse 8/22/1963 Rook 0
97 Don Baldwin 23 8 0 263 6-3 Purdue 7/9/1964 Rook 1
63 Ted Banker 26 LG 13 9 270 6-2 SE Missouri St. 2/17/1961 3 5
31 Marion Barber 28 12 0 224 6-3 Minnesota 12/6/1959 5 0 New York Jets / 2nd / 30th pick / 1981
78 Barry Bennett 32 RDE 13 11 257 6-4 Concordia (MN) 12/10/1955 9 5 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1978
54 Troy Benson 24 LILB 11 11 235 6-2 Pittsburgh 7/30/1963 1 5 New York Jets / 5th / 120th pick / 1985
64 Guy Bingham 29 C 12 11 255 6-3 Montana 2/25/1958 7 6 New York Jets / 10th / 260th pick / 1980
23 Dennis Bligen 25 rb 6 2 215 5-11 St. John's (NY) 3/3/1962 3 2
16 Walter Briggs 22 1 0 205 6-1 Montclair St. 8/6/1965 Rook 0
90 Jay Brophy 27 lb 3 3 233 6-3 Miami (FL) 7/27/1960 3 1 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1984
79 Chris Brown 24 1 0 295 6-1 New York Tech,Lamar 7/16/1963 Rook 0
29 Joe Burke 26 2 0 200 6-0 Rutgers 2/9/1961 Rook 0
27 Russell Carter 25 rcb 8 6 195 6-2 SMU 2/10/1962 3 3 New York Jets / 1st / 10th pick / 1984
75 Tony Chickillo 27 nt 2 1 262 6-3 Miami (FL) 7/8/1960 3 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 131st pick / 1983
33 John Chirico 22 rb 3 1 220 6-0 Columbia 8/15/1965 Rook 0
59 Kyle Clifton 25 RILB 12 8 236 6-4 TCU 8/23/1962 3 4 New York Jets / 3rd / 64th pick / 1984
44 Trent Collins 26 db 3 3 187 6-1 San Diego St. 5/18/1961 Rook 1
64 Martin Cornelson 26 3 0 230 6-1 North Carolina St. 6/4/1961 Rook 0
67 Anthony Corvino 22 2 0 262 6-1 Southern Connecticut St. 9/15/1965 Rook 0
62 Eric Coss 24 c 3 3 270 6-3 Temple 6/12/1963 Rook 2
50 Bob Crable 28 ROLB 12 11 228 6-3 Notre Dame 9/22/1959 5 5 New York Jets / 1st / 23rd pick / 1982
22 Sean Dykes 23 db 6 2 170 5-10 Bowling Green 8/8/1964 Rook 1
52 Onzy Elam 23 5 0 225 6-2 Tennessee St. 12/1/1964 Rook 0 New York Jets / 3rd / 75th pick / 1987
30 Nuu Faaola 23 12 0 215 5-11 Hawaii 1/15/1964 1 0 New York Jets / 9th / 245th pick / 1986
65 Joe Fields 34 RG 10 10 250 6-2 Rutgers-Camden,Widener 11/14/1953 12 5 New York Jets / 14th / 349th pick / 1975
46 Derrick Foster 24 3 0 205 5-11 William Paterson 10/12/1963 Rook 0
98 Jerome Foster 27 4 0 268 6-2 Ohio St. 7/25/1960 4 0 Houston Oilers / 5th / 139th pick / 1983
81 Derrick Gaffney 32 2 0 181 6-1 Florida 5/24/1955 9 0 New York Jets / 8th / 197th pick / 1978
70 Tony Garbarczyk 23 2 0 275 6-4 Wake Forest 1/20/1964 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 278th pick / 1986
99 Mark Gastineau 31 lde 15 7 266 6-5 Arizona St.,East Central (OK) 11/20/1956 8 4 New York Jets / 2nd / 41st pick / 1979
35 Kerry Glenn 25 db 8 2 175 5-9 Minnesota 1/3/1962 2 1 New York Jets / 10th / 262nd pick / 1985
55 Alex Gordon 23 LOLB 12 12 246 6-5 Cincinnati 9/14/1964 Rook 6 New York Jets / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1987
81 Billy Griggs 25 te 12 1 230 6-3 Virginia 8/4/1962 2 0 New York Jets / 8th / 203rd pick / 1984
79 Mike Haight 25 g 6 1 281 6-4 Iowa 10/6/1962 1 1 New York Jets / 1st / 22nd pick / 1986
39 Harry Hamilton 25 FS 12 12 194 6-0 Penn St. 11/29/1962 3 6 New York Jets / 7th / 176th pick / 1984
84 Michael Harper 26 wr 3 2 180 5-10 USC 5/11/1961 1 3 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 293rd pick / 1984
51 Jim Haslett 32 lb 3 2 232 6-3 Indiana (PA) 12/9/1955 8 2 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 51st pick / 1979
37 Jo Heath 30 2 0 182 5-10 Pittsburgh 3/9/1957 7 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 141st pick / 1980
34 Johnny Hector 27 rb 11 6 204 5-11 Texas A&M 11/26/1960 4 6 New York Jets / 2nd / 51st pick / 1983
40 Marc Hogan 25 db 3 3 180 6-0 Tennessee 4/21/1962 Rook 1
80 Scott Holman 25 wr 3 2 195 6-2 Oregon 9/27/1962 1 1
47 Jerry Holmes 30 LCB 8 7 175 6-2 Chowan,West Virginia 12/22/1957 7 3
28 Carl Howard 26 RCB 12 7 188 6-2 Rutgers 9/20/1961 3 4
48 Bobby Humphery 26 KR 12 2 178 5-10 New Mexico St. 8/23/1961 3 0 New York Jets / 9th / 247th pick / 1983
69 Tommy Humphrey 25 g 3 3 280 6-3 Iowa 12/16/1962 Rook 2
45 Eddie Hunter 22 rb 3 3 205 5-10 Virginia Tech 1/20/1965 Rook 2 New York Jets / 8th / 196th pick / 1987
86 Stan Hunter 24 3 0 184 6-2 Bowling Green 11/29/1963 Rook 0
66 Vince Jasper 23 g 3 1 270 6-4 Iowa St. 11/30/1964 Rook 1
4 Dave Jennings 35 P 12 0 203 6-4 St. Lawrence 6/8/1952 13 2
72 Ken Jones 35 t 5 4 260 6-5 Arkansas St. 12/1/1952 11 3 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 45th pick / 1976
72 Gordon King 31 2 0 275 6-6 Stanford 2/3/1956 9 0 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1978
73 Joe Klecko 34 NT 7 7 263 6-3 Temple 10/15/1953 10 3 New York Jets / 6th / 144th pick / 1977
89 Rocky Klever 28 TE 12 6 225 6-3 Montana 7/10/1959 4 1 New York Jets / 9th / 247th pick / 1982
82 Jamie Kurisko 24 te 3 2 236 6-4 Allentown College,Southern Connecticut St. 12/22/1963 Rook 0
5 Pat Leahy 36 K 12 0 194 6-0 St. Louis 3/19/1951 13 3
21 Sid Lewis 23 2 0 180 5-11 Penn St. 5/30/1964 Rook 0 New York Jets / 10th / 268th pick / 1987
26 Lester Lyles 25 db 4 1 209 6-3 Virginia 12/27/1962 2 1 New York Jets / 2nd / 40th pick / 1985
93 Marty Lyons 30 LDE 13 13 269 6-5 Alabama 1/15/1957 8 6 New York Jets / 1st / 14th pick / 1979
86 Tracy Martin 23 12 0 205 6-3 North Dakota 12/4/1964 Rook 0 New York Jets / 6th / 161st pick / 1987
57 Kevin McArthur 24 lb 12 3 244 6-2 Lamar 5/11/1963 1 2
71 Pete McCartney 25 t 3 1 260 6-6 Louisville 6/15/1962 Rook 1
68 Reggie McElroy 27 rt 8 5 290 6-6 West Texas A&M 3/4/1960 4 3 New York Jets / 2nd / 51st pick / 1982
24 Freeman McNeil 28 RB 9 8 216 5-11 UCLA 4/22/1959 6 7 New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1981
56 Lance Mehl 29 lb 3 2 235 6-3 Penn St. 2/14/1958 7 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 69th pick / 1980
94 Scott Mersereau 22 dt 13 4 275 6-4 Southern Connecticut St. 4/8/1965 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 136th pick / 1987
36 Rich Miano 25 SS 12 11 200 6-1 Hawaii 9/3/1962 2 5 New York Jets / 6th / 166th pick / 1985
58 Matt Monger 26 12 0 235 6-1 Oklahoma St. 11/15/1961 2 1 New York Jets / 8th / 208th pick / 1985
35 Tim Newman 23 1 0 220 6-0 Johnson C. Smith 6/11/1964 Rook 0
77 Gerald Nichols 23 nt 13 5 261 6-2 Florida St. 2/10/1964 Rook 3 New York Jets / 7th / 187th pick / 1987
17 David Norrie 24 qb 2 2 220 6-4 UCLA 11/30/1963 Rook 1 Seattle Seahawks / 11th / 291st pick / 1986
7 Ken O'Brien 27 QB 12 12 210 6-4 Sacramento St.,California-Davis 11/27/1960 3 10 New York Jets / 1st / 24th pick / 1983
14 Tom O'Connor 24 3 0 190 6-1 South Carolina 11/8/1963 Rook 0
25 George Radachowsky 25 db 8 3 186 5-11 Boston Col. 9/7/1962 3 2 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 188th pick / 1984
11 Pat Ragusa 24 3 0 180 5-8 St. John's (NY) 3/17/1963 Rook 0
19 Bobby Riley 23 1 0 168 5-8 Oklahoma St. 10/17/1964 Rook 0
87 Eric Riley 23 te 2 1 230 6-3 East. Washington 10/10/1964 Rook 0
49 Larry Robinson 25 db 3 2 194 5-9 NW State (LA) 4/30/1962 Rook 1
92 Ken Rose 25 lb 10 3 215 6-1 UNLV 6/9/1962 Rook 2
10 Pat Ryan 32 qb 13 1 210 6-3 Tennessee 9/16/1955 9 1 New York Jets / 11th / 281st pick / 1978
82 Mickey Shuler 31 TE 11 10 232 6-3 Penn St. 8/21/1956 9 4 New York Jets / 3rd / 61st pick / 1978
74 Don Smith 30 3 0 256 6-5 Miami (FL) 5/9/1957 8 0 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 17th pick / 1979
85 Reggie Smith 31 1 0 168 5-4 North Carolina Central 7/15/1956 7 0
87 Kurt Sohn 30 wr 12 4 180 5-11 North Carolina St.,Fordham 6/26/1957 6 3
21 Treg Songy 25 2 0 200 6-2 Tulane 6/15/1962 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 12th / 320th pick / 1985
53 Jim Sweeney 25 LT 12 12 297 6-4 Pittsburgh 8/8/1962 3 6 New York Jets / 2nd / 37th pick / 1984
88 Tony Sweet 24 te 3 2 230 6-4 Montclair St. 12/13/1963 Rook 0
76 John Thomas 23 t 3 3 280 6-4 Toledo 3/6/1964 Rook 2
88 Al Toon* 24 WR 12 11 205 6-4 Wisconsin 4/30/1963 2 9 New York Jets / 1st / 10th pick / 1985
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 27 PR 12 0 180 5-9 UCLA 11/4/1960 2 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 78th pick / 1983
42 Maurice Turner 27 1 0 200 5-11 Utah St. 9/10/1960 3 0 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 325th pick / 1983
43 Roger Vick 23 FB 12 10 239 6-3 Texas A&M 8/11/1964 Rook 3 New York Jets / 1st / 21st pick / 1987
85 Wesley Walker 32 wr 5 4 179 6-0 California 5/26/1955 10 2 New York Jets / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1977
96 Henry Walls 23 3 0 220 6-2 Clemson 2/13/1964 Rook 0
91 Ladell Wills 25 lb 3 1 240 6-3 Jackson St. 5/30/1962 Rook 1
55 Mike Witteck 23 3 0 225 6-2 Northwestern 2/21/1964 Rook 0
38 Mike Zordich 24 10 0 207 6-1 Penn St. 10/12/1963 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 235th pick / 1986
Team Total 26.2 15 224.2 6-1.7 3.0