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1989 New York Jets

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.1, Offense: -4.9, Defense: -5.2, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 253 points (15.8/g), 26th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 411 points (25.7/g), 25th.
 Differential of -158 points (-9.9/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 3.8-12.2.

Coach: Joe Walton (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rich Kotite
 Defensive Coordinator: Ralph Hawkins

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 29 5 12 288 for 477, 3,346 yards, 12 td, 18 int, & 9 rushes for 18 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 1st / 24th pick / 1983
RB Johnny Hector 29 6 9 177 rushes for 702 yards, 3 td, & 38 catches for 330 yards and 2 td New York Jets / 2nd / 51st pick / 1983
FB Roger Vick 25 2 10 112 rushes for 434 yards, 5 td, & 34 catches for 241 yards and 2 td New York Jets / 1st / 21st pick / 1987
WR Al Toon 26 4 10 63 catches for 693 yards, 2 td New York Jets / 1st / 10th pick / 1985
WR Jo-Jo Townsell 29 4 6 45 catches for 787 yards, 5 td New York Jets / 3rd / 78th pick / 1983
TE Mickey Shuler 33 11 7 29 catches for 322 yards, 0 td New York Jets / 3rd / 61st pick / 1978
LT Jeff Criswell 25 2 16 1 fumble recovered
LG Mike Haight 27 3 13 New York Jets / 1st / 22nd pick / 1986
C Jim Sweeney 27 5 16 New York Jets / 2nd / 37th pick / 1984
RG Dan Alexander 34 12 14 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 8th / 200th pick / 1977
RT Reggie McElroy 29 6 15 New York Jets / 2nd / 51st pick / 1982
 Defensive Starters
LDE Paul Frase 24 1 14 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 6th / 146th pick / 1988
NT Scott Mersereau 24 2 15 0.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 136th pick / 1987
RDE Marty Lyons 32 10 10 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 14th pick / 1979
LOLB Alex Gordon 25 2 15 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1987
LILB Troy Benson 26 3 15 New York Jets / 5th / 120th pick / 1985
RILB Kyle Clifton 27 5 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 64th pick / 1984
ROLB Jeff Lageman 22 Rook 15 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 14th pick / 1989
LCB Bobby Humphery 28 5 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 9th / 247th pick / 1983
RCB James Hasty 24 1 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 74th pick / 1988
SS George Radachowsky 27 5 12 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 188th pick / 1984
FS Erik McMillan* 24 1 16 2.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1988
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Leahy 38 15 0 14 of 21 field goals & 29 of 30 extra points
P Joe Prokop 29 4 0 87 punts for a 39.4 average, 0 blocked
PR Jo-Jo Townsell 29 4 6 33 punt returns for a 9.1 average and 0 td New York Jets / 3rd / 78th pick / 1983
KR Jo-Jo Townsell 29 4 6 34 kick returns for a 19.2 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 34 RG 15 14 260 6-4 LSU 6/17/1955 12 5 New York Jets / 8th / 200th pick / 1977
30 Brad Baxter 22 1 0 233 6-1 Alabama St. 5/5/1967 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 303rd pick / 1989
89 Sanjay Beach 23 1 0 189 6-0 Colorado St. 2/21/1966 Rook 0
54 Troy Benson 26 LILB 16 15 235 6-2 Pittsburgh 7/30/1963 3 5 New York Jets / 5th / 120th pick / 1985
52 Adam Bob 22 5 0 240 6-2 Texas A&M 10/30/1967 Rook 0 New York Jets / 10th / 265th pick / 1989
42 John Booty 24 db 9 1 185 6-0 TCU 10/9/1965 1 1 New York Jets / 10th / 257th pick / 1988
29 A.B. Brown 24 16 0 210 5-9 Pittsburgh,West Virginia 12/4/1965 Rook 0 New York Jets / 8th / 209th pick / 1989
87 Chris Burkett 27 wr 13 3 205 6-4 Jackson St. 8/21/1962 4 2 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1985
90 Dennis Byrd 23 16 0 270 6-5 Tulsa 10/5/1966 Rook 1 New York Jets / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1989
66 Dave Cadigan 24 g 13 4 285 6-4 USC 4/6/1965 1 2 New York Jets / 1st / 8th pick / 1988
59 Kyle Clifton 27 RILB 16 16 236 6-4 TCU 8/23/1962 5 6 New York Jets / 3rd / 64th pick / 1984
50 Tim Cofield 26 lb 6 2 243 6-2 Elizabeth City St. 5/18/1963 3 1
61 Jeff Criswell 25 LT 16 16 291 6-7 Graceland College (IA) 3/7/1964 2 6
89 Titus Dixon 23 3 0 152 5-6 Troy 6/15/1966 Rook 0 New York Jets / 6th / 153rd pick / 1989
84 Chris Dressel 28 te 8 1 238 6-4 Stanford 2/7/1961 6 0 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 69th pick / 1983
80 K.D. Dunn 26 te 1 1 235 6-3 Clemson 4/28/1963 4 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 116th pick / 1985
11 Tony Eason 30 qb 2 2 212 6-4 Illinois 10/8/1959 6 1 New England Patriots / 1st / 15th pick / 1983
89 Phil Epps 31 10 0 165 5-10 TCU 11/11/1958 7 1 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 321st pick / 1982
30 Nuu Faaola 25 2 0 215 5-11 Hawaii 1/15/1964 3 0 New York Jets / 9th / 245th pick / 1986
91 Paul Frase 24 LDE 16 14 272 6-5 Syracuse 5/6/1965 1 5 New York Jets / 6th / 146th pick / 1988
35 Kerry Glenn 27 14 0 175 5-9 Minnesota 1/3/1962 4 1 New York Jets / 10th / 262nd pick / 1985
55 Alex Gordon 25 LOLB 16 15 246 6-5 Cincinnati 9/14/1964 2 6 New York Jets / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1987
81 Billy Griggs 27 te 5 3 230 6-3 Virginia 8/4/1962 4 1 New York Jets / 8th / 203rd pick / 1984
79 Mike Haight 27 LG 13 13 281 6-4 Iowa 10/6/1962 3 5 New York Jets / 1st / 22nd pick / 1986
84 Michael Harper 28 wr 6 4 180 5-10 USC 5/11/1961 3 1 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 293rd pick / 1984
40 James Hasty 24 RCB 16 16 203 6-0 Central Washington,Washington St. 5/23/1965 1 6 New York Jets / 3rd / 74th pick / 1988
34 Johnny Hector 29 RB 15 9 204 5-11 Texas A&M 11/26/1960 6 5 New York Jets / 2nd / 51st pick / 1983
28 Carl Howard 28 15 0 188 6-2 Rutgers 9/20/1961 5 1
48 Bobby Humphery 28 LCB 16 16 178 5-10 New Mexico St. 8/23/1961 5 5 New York Jets / 9th / 247th pick / 1983
20 Leander Knight 26 13 0 193 6-1 Ferrum,Montclair St. 2/16/1963 2 1
56 Jeff Lageman 22 ROLB 16 15 266 6-6 Virginia 7/18/1967 Rook 5 New York Jets / 1st / 14th pick / 1989
5 Pat Leahy 38 K 16 0 194 6-0 St. Louis 3/19/1951 15 2
93 Marty Lyons 32 RDE 10 10 269 6-5 Alabama 1/15/1957 10 3 New York Jets / 1st / 14th pick / 1979
15 Kyle Mackey 27 qb 4 1 220 6-3 Texas A&M-Commerce 3/2/1962 2 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 296th pick / 1984
16 Mark Malone 31 1 0 223 6-4 Arizona St. 11/22/1958 9 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1980
57 Kevin McArthur 26 lb 9 1 244 6-2 Lamar 5/11/1963 3 1
68 Reggie McElroy 29 RT 15 15 290 6-6 West Texas A&M 3/4/1960 6 5 New York Jets / 2nd / 51st pick / 1982
22 Erik McMillan* 24 FS 16 16 200 6-2 Missouri 5/3/1965 1 9 New York Jets / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1988
24 Freeman McNeil 30 rb 11 7 216 5-11 UCLA 4/22/1959 8 4 New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1981
94 Scott Mersereau 24 NT 16 15 275 6-4 Southern Connecticut St. 4/8/1965 2 5 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 136th pick / 1987
36 Rich Miano 27 db 2 2 200 6-1 Hawaii 9/3/1962 4 1 New York Jets / 6th / 166th pick / 1985
46 Michael Mitchell 28 5 0 180 5-10 Howard Payne 10/18/1961 2 0
51 Joe Mott 24 16 0 253 6-4 Iowa 10/6/1965 Rook 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 70th pick / 1989
86 Keith Neubert 25 te 16 12 250 6-5 Nebraska 9/13/1964 1 2 New York Jets / 8th / 203rd pick / 1988
77 Gerald Nichols 25 16 0 261 6-2 Florida St. 2/10/1964 2 1 New York Jets / 7th / 187th pick / 1987
7 Ken O'Brien 29 QB 15 12 210 6-4 Sacramento St.,California-Davis 11/27/1960 5 7 New York Jets / 1st / 24th pick / 1983
70 Jeff Oliver 24 1 0 292 6-4 Boston Col. 7/28/1965 Rook 0
6 Joe Prokop 29 P 16 0 230 6-2 Minnesota,Cal Poly-Pomona 7/7/1960 4 2
25 George Radachowsky 27 SS 16 12 186 5-11 Boston Col. 9/7/1962 5 4 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 188th pick / 1984
92 Ken Rose 27 lb 15 1 215 6-1 UNLV 6/9/1962 2 1
10 Pat Ryan 34 qb 7 1 210 6-3 Tennessee 9/16/1955 11 0 New York Jets / 11th / 281st pick / 1978
75 Adam Schreiber 27 16 0 290 6-4 Texas 2/20/1962 5 1 Seattle Seahawks / 9th / 243rd pick / 1984
82 Mickey Shuler 33 TE 7 7 232 6-3 Penn St. 8/21/1956 11 2 New York Jets / 3rd / 61st pick / 1978
74 Curt Singer 28 t 6 1 278 6-5 Tennessee 11/4/1961 3 1 Washington Redskins / 6th / 167th pick / 1984
96 Ron Stallworth 23 RDE 16 9 262 6-5 Auburn 2/25/1966 Rook 3 New York Jets / 4th / 98th pick / 1989
53 Jim Sweeney 27 C 16 16 297 6-4 Pittsburgh 8/8/1962 5 6 New York Jets / 2nd / 37th pick / 1984
88 Al Toon 26 WR 11 10 205 6-4 Wisconsin 4/30/1963 4 4 New York Jets / 1st / 10th pick / 1985
83 Jo-Jo Townsell 29 KR 16 6 180 5-9 UCLA 11/4/1960 4 5 New York Jets / 3rd / 78th pick / 1983
43 Roger Vick 25 FB 16 10 239 6-3 Texas A&M 8/11/1964 2 4 New York Jets / 1st / 21st pick / 1987
85 Wesley Walker 34 wr 6 3 179 6-0 California 5/26/1955 12 1 New York Jets / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1977
97 Marvin Washington 24 16 0 285 6-6 Texas-El Paso,Idaho 10/22/1965 Rook 1 New York Jets / 6th / 151st pick / 1989
80 Greg Werner 23 te 10 4 236 6-4 DePauw 10/21/1966 Rook 1
33 Terry Williams 24 3 0 197 5-11 Bethune-Cookman 10/14/1965 1 0 New York Jets / 2nd / 37th pick / 1988
76 Mike Withycombe 25 g 5 1 300 6-5 Fresno St. 11/18/1964 1 1 New York Jets / 5th / 119th pick / 1988
Team Total 26.8 16 229.9 6-2.2 3.6