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1988 New York Jets

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8-7-1, AFC East Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.4, Offense: 3.7, Defense: -2.4, SoS: 0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 372 points (23.2/g), 6th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 354 points (22.1/g), 21st.
 Differential of 18 points (1.1/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 8.5-7.5.

Coach: Joe Walton (8-7-1)
 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 28 4 12 236 for 424, 2,567 yards, 15 td, 7 int, & 21 rushes for 25 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 24th pick / 1983
RB Freeman McNeil 29 7 16 219 rushes for 944 yards, 6 td, & 34 catches for 288 yards and 1 td New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1981
FB Roger Vick 24 1 12 128 rushes for 540 yards, 3 td, & 19 catches for 120 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 21st pick / 1987
WR Al Toon* 25 3 15 93 catches for 1,067 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 5 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 10th pick / 1985
WR Wesley Walker 33 11 10 26 catches for 551 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 12 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1977
TE Mickey Shuler* 32 10 15 70 catches for 805 yards, 5 td New York Jets / 3rd / 61st pick / 1978
LT Jeff Criswell 24 1 12
LG Mike Haight 26 2 9 New York Jets / 1st / 22nd pick / 1986
C Jim Sweeney 26 4 16 New York Jets / 2nd / 37th pick / 1984
RG Dan Alexander 33 11 13 New York Jets / 8th / 200th pick / 1977
RT Reggie McElroy 28 5 16 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 2nd / 51st pick / 1982
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mark Gastineau 32 9 7 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 2nd / 41st pick / 1979
NT Scott Mersereau 23 1 15 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 136th pick / 1987
RDE Marty Lyons 31 9 16 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 14th pick / 1979
LOLB Alex Gordon 24 1 12 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1987
LILB Troy Benson 25 2 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 5th / 120th pick / 1985
RILB Kyle Clifton 26 4 15 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 64th pick / 1984
ROLB Kevin McArthur 25 2 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Bobby Humphery 27 4 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 9th / 247th pick / 1983
RCB James Hasty 23 Rook 15 1.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 74th pick / 1988
SS Rich Miano 26 3 16 0.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 6th / 166th pick / 1985
FS Erik McMillan* 23 Rook 13 0.0 sacks, 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1988
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Leahy 37 14 0 23 of 28 field goals & 43 of 43 extra points
P Joe Prokop 28 3 0 85 punts for a 38.9 average, 0 blocked
PR Jo-Jo Townsell 28 3 0 35 punt returns for a 11.7 average and 1 td New York Jets / 3rd / 78th pick / 1983
KR Jo-Jo Townsell 28 3 0 31 kick returns for a 19.4 average and 0 td New York Jets / 3rd / 78th 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 33 RG 14 13 260 6-4 LSU 6/17/1955 11 7 New York Jets / 8th / 200th pick / 1977
95 Tom Baldwin 27 nt 16 2 274 6-4 Wisconsin,Tulsa 5/13/1961 4 2 New York Jets / 9th / 234th pick / 1984
63 Ted Banker 27 LG 11 8 270 6-2 SE Missouri St. 2/17/1961 4 4
31 Marion Barber 29 rb 16 1 224 6-3 Minnesota 12/6/1959 6 0 New York Jets / 2nd / 30th pick / 1981
78 Barry Bennett 33 1 0 257 6-4 Concordia-Moorhead (MN) 12/10/1955 10 0 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1978
54 Troy Benson 25 LILB 16 16 235 6-2 Pittsburgh 7/30/1963 2 7 New York Jets / 5th / 120th pick / 1985
64 Guy Bingham 30 c 10 1 255 6-3 Montana 2/25/1958 8 1 New York Jets / 10th / 260th pick / 1980
42 John Booty 23 16 0 185 6-0 TCU 10/9/1965 Rook 2 New York Jets / 10th / 257th pick / 1988
66 Dave Cadigan 23 g 5 4 285 6-4 USC 4/6/1965 Rook 2 New York Jets / 1st / 8th pick / 1988
59 Kyle Clifton 26 RILB 16 15 236 6-4 TCU 8/23/1962 4 6 New York Jets / 3rd / 64th pick / 1984
90 Robin Cole 33 lb 16 4 220 6-2 New Mexico 9/11/1955 11 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1977
61 Jeff Criswell 24 LT 15 12 291 6-7 Graceland College (IA) 3/7/1964 1 7
80 K.D. Dunn 25 te 15 2 235 6-3 Clemson 4/28/1963 3 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 116th pick / 1985
52 Onzy Elam 24 4 0 225 6-2 Tennessee St. 12/1/1964 1 0 New York Jets / 3rd / 75th pick / 1987
30 Nuu Faaola 24 16 0 215 5-11 Hawaii 1/15/1964 2 0 New York Jets / 9th / 245th pick / 1986
91 Paul Frase 23 lde 16 7 272 6-5 Syracuse 5/6/1965 Rook 3 New York Jets / 6th / 146th pick / 1988
51 John Galvin 23 16 0 226 6-3 Boston Col. 7/9/1965 Rook 1 New York Jets / 11th / 287th pick / 1988
74 Mark Garalczyk 24 7 0 272 6-5 West. Michigan 8/12/1964 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 146th pick / 1987
99 Mark Gastineau 32 LDE 7 7 266 6-5 Arizona St.,East Central (OK) 11/20/1956 9 3 New York Jets / 2nd / 41st pick / 1979
55 Alex Gordon 24 LOLB 13 12 246 6-5 Cincinnati 9/14/1964 1 5 New York Jets / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1987
81 Billy Griggs 26 TE 15 8 230 6-3 Virginia 8/4/1962 3 1 New York Jets / 8th / 203rd pick / 1984
79 Mike Haight 26 LG 14 9 281 6-4 Iowa 10/6/1962 2 5 New York Jets / 1st / 22nd pick / 1986
96 Steve Hammond 28 2 0 225 6-4 Wake Forest 2/25/1960 Rook 0
84 Michael Harper 27 10 0 180 5-10 USC 5/11/1961 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 293rd pick / 1984
40 James Hasty 23 RCB 15 15 203 6-0 Central Washington,Washington St. 5/23/1965 Rook 7 New York Jets / 3rd / 74th pick / 1988
34 Johnny Hector 28 rb 16 1 204 5-11 Texas A&M 11/26/1960 5 7 New York Jets / 2nd / 51st pick / 1983
28 Carl Howard 27 db 16 1 188 6-2 Rutgers 9/20/1961 4 2
48 Bobby Humphery 27 LCB 16 16 178 5-10 New Mexico St. 8/23/1961 4 6 New York Jets / 9th / 247th pick / 1983
5 Pat Leahy 37 K 16 0 194 6-0 St. Louis 3/19/1951 14 5
93 Marty Lyons 31 RDE 16 16 269 6-5 Alabama 1/15/1957 9 7 New York Jets / 1st / 14th pick / 1979
57 Kevin McArthur 25 ROLB 16 16 244 6-2 Lamar 5/11/1963 2 7
68 Reggie McElroy 28 RT 16 16 290 6-6 West Texas A&M 3/4/1960 5 8 New York Jets / 2nd / 51st pick / 1982
22 Erik McMillan* 23 FS 13 13 200 6-2 Missouri 5/3/1965 Rook 8 New York Jets / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1988
24 Freeman McNeil 29 RB 16 16 216 5-11 UCLA 4/22/1959 7 11 New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1981
94 Scott Mersereau 23 NT 16 15 275 6-4 Southern Connecticut St. 4/8/1965 1 6 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 136th pick / 1987
36 Rich Miano 26 SS 16 16 200 6-1 Hawaii 9/3/1962 3 6 New York Jets / 6th / 166th pick / 1985
86 Keith Neubert 24 1 0 250 6-5 Nebraska 9/13/1964 Rook 0 New York Jets / 8th / 203rd pick / 1988
77 Gerald Nichols 24 dt 16 2 261 6-2 Florida St. 2/10/1964 1 2 New York Jets / 7th / 187th pick / 1987
7 Ken O'Brien 28 QB 14 12 210 6-4 Sacramento St.,California-Davis 11/27/1960 4 10 New York Jets / 1st / 24th pick / 1983
6 Joe Prokop 28 P 16 0 230 6-2 Minnesota,Cal Poly-Pomona 7/7/1960 3 2
25 George Radachowsky 26 db 9 3 186 5-11 Boston Col. 9/7/1962 4 1 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 188th pick / 1984
92 Ken Rose 26 12 0 215 6-1 UNLV 6/9/1962 1 1
10 Pat Ryan 33 qb 16 4 210 6-3 Tennessee 9/16/1955 10 3 New York Jets / 11th / 281st pick / 1978
75 Adam Schreiber 26 7 0 290 6-4 Texas 2/20/1962 4 1 Seattle Seahawks / 9th / 243rd pick / 1984
82 Mickey Shuler* 32 TE 15 15 232 6-3 Penn St. 8/21/1956 10 9 New York Jets / 3rd / 61st pick / 1978
87 Kurt Sohn 31 15 0 180 5-11 North Carolina St.,Fordham 6/26/1957 7 1
53 Jim Sweeney 26 C 16 16 297 6-4 Pittsburgh 8/8/1962 4 8 New York Jets / 2nd / 37th pick / 1984
88 Al Toon* 25 WR 15 15 205 6-4 Wisconsin 4/30/1963 3 11 New York Jets / 1st / 10th pick / 1985
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 28 KR 16 0 180 5-9 UCLA 11/4/1960 3 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 78th pick / 1983
43 Roger Vick 24 FB 16 12 239 6-3 Texas A&M 8/11/1964 1 5 New York Jets / 1st / 21st pick / 1987
85 Wesley Walker 33 WR 16 10 179 6-0 California 5/26/1955 11 6 New York Jets / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1977
33 Terry Williams 23 8 0 197 5-11 Bethune-Cookman 10/14/1965 Rook 0 New York Jets / 2nd / 37th pick / 1988
76 Mike Withycombe 24 g 6 1 300 6-5 Fresno St. 11/18/1964 Rook 1 New York Jets / 5th / 119th pick / 1988
38 Mike Zordich 25 16 0 207 6-1 Penn St. 10/12/1963 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 235th pick / 1986
Team Total 26.9 16 233.2 6-2.4 3.8