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1997 New York Jets

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC East Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.9, Offense: 0.1, Defense: 2.8, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 348 points (21.8/g), 12th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 287 points (17.9/g), 6th.
 Differential of 61 points (3.8/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 9.8-6.2.

Coach: Bill Parcells (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Charlie Weis
 Defensive Coordinator: Bill Belichick
 Other Notable Asst.: Romeo Crennel (Defensive Line), Al Groh (Linebackers), Todd Haley (Offensive Assistant/Quality Control) and Eric Mangini (Defensive Assistant/Quality Control)

Stadium: Giants Stadium
 Training Camp: Hofstra University (Hempstead, New York)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Neil O'Donnell 31 6 14 259 for 460, 2,796 yards, 17 td, 7 int, & 32 rushes for 36 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1990
RB Adrian Murrell 27 4 15 300 rushes for 1,086 yards, 7 td, & 27 catches for 106 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 5th / 120th pick / 1993
WR Jeff Graham 28 6 16 42 catches for 542 yards, 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1991
WR Keyshawn Johnson 25 1 16 70 catches for 963 yards, 5 td New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1996
TE Fred Baxter 26 4 9 27 catches for 276 yards, 3 td New York Jets / 5th / 115th pick / 1993
TE Kyle Brady 25 2 14 22 catches for 238 yards, 2 td New York Jets / 1st / 9th pick / 1995
LT Jumbo Elliott 32 9 13 New York Giants / 2nd / 36th pick / 1988
LG Lonnie Palelei 27 4 14 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 135th pick / 1993
C Roger Duffy 30 7 15 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 8th / 196th pick / 1990
RG Matt O'Dwyer 25 2 16 New York Jets / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1995
RT David Williams 31 8 11 Houston Oilers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1989
 Defensive Starters
LDE Rick Lyle 26 3 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
NT Ernie Logan 29 6 14 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 226th pick / 1991
RDE Hugh Douglas 26 2 15 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 16th pick / 1995
LOLB Mo Lewis 28 6 16 8.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1991
LILB Dwayne Gordon 28 4 8 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 8th / 218th pick / 1993
RILB Marvin Jones 25 4 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1993
ROLB James Farrior 22 Rook 15 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 8th pick / 1997
LCB Aaron Glenn* 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 12th pick / 1994
RCB Otis Smith 32 6 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
SS Victor Green 28 4 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
FS Jerome Henderson 28 6 14 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 41st pick / 1991
 Special Teams Starters
K John Hall 23 Rook 0 28 of 41 field goals & 36 of 36 extra points
P Brian Hansen 37 13 0 71 punts for a 43.2 average, 1 blocked New Orleans Saints / 9th / 237th pick / 1984
PR Leon Johnson 23 Rook 1 51 punt returns for a 12.1 average and 1 td New York Jets / 4th / 104th pick / 1997
KR Aaron Glenn* 25 3 16 28 kick returns for a 26.5 average and 1 td New York Jets / 1st / 12th pick / 1994

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
20 Richie Anderson 26 fb 16 3 230 6-2 Penn St. 9/13/1971 4 2 New York Jets / 6th / 144th pick / 1993
36 Raymond Austin 23 16 0 190 5-11 Tennessee 12/21/1974 Rook 1 New York Jets / 5th / 145th pick / 1997
84 Fred Baxter 26 TE 16 9 268 6-3 Auburn 6/14/1971 4 3 New York Jets / 5th / 115th pick / 1993
88 Kyle Brady 25 TE 16 14 278 6-6 Penn St. 1/14/1972 2 2 New York Jets / 1st / 9th pick / 1995
44 Corwin Brown 27 16 0 200 6-1 Michigan 4/25/1970 4 1 New England Patriots / 4th / 110th pick / 1993
85 John Burke 26 te 7 1 248 6-3 Virginia Tech 9/7/1971 3 0 New England Patriots / 4th / 121st pick / 1994
63 Lamont Burns 23 g 4 3 300 6-4 East Carolina 3/16/1974 Rook 2 New York Jets / 5th / 131st pick / 1997
53 Chad Cascadden 25 15 0 235 6-1 Wisconsin 5/14/1972 2 2
80 Wayne Chrebet 24 wr 16 1 188 5-10 Hofstra 8/14/1973 2 8
7 Chuck Clements 24 1 0 214 6-3 Houston 9/29/1973 Rook 0 New York Jets / 6th / 191st pick / 1997
42 Marcus Coleman 23 db 16 2 210 6-2 Texas Tech 5/24/1974 1 2 New York Jets / 5th / 133rd pick / 1996
64 J.R. Conrad 23 g 12 1 300 6-4 Oklahoma 2/2/1974 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 7th / 247th pick / 1996
78 Terry Day 23 1 0 290 6-4 Mississippi St. 9/18/1974 Rook 0 New York Jets / 4th / 102nd pick / 1997
98 Ronnie Dixon 26 dt 5 3 301 6-3 Cincinnati 5/10/1971 4 2 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 165th pick / 1993
99 Hugh Douglas 26 RDE 15 15 281 6-2 Central State (OH) 8/23/1971 2 8 New York Jets / 1st / 16th pick / 1995
62 Roger Duffy 30 C 15 15 300 6-3 Penn St. 7/16/1967 7 7 New York Jets / 8th / 196th pick / 1990
76 Jumbo Elliott 32 LT 13 13 308 6-7 Michigan 4/1/1965 9 6 New York Giants / 2nd / 36th pick / 1988
58 James Farrior 22 ROLB 16 15 242 6-2 Virginia 1/6/1975 Rook 8 New York Jets / 1st / 8th pick / 1997
72 Jason Ferguson 23 dt 13 1 305 6-3 Georgia 11/28/1974 Rook 3 New York Jets / 7th / 229th pick / 1997
51 Matt Finkes 22 8 0 272 6-3 Ohio St. 2/12/1975 Rook 1 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 189th pick / 1997
4 Glenn Foley 27 qb 6 2 210 6-2 Boston Col. 10/10/1970 3 2 New York Jets / 7th / 208th pick / 1994
31 Aaron Glenn* 25 KR 16 16 185 5-9 Texas A&M 7/16/1972 3 11 New York Jets / 1st / 12th pick / 1994
54 Dwayne Gordon 28 LILB 16 8 240 6-1 New Hampshire 11/2/1969 4 5 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 218th pick / 1993
81 Jeff Graham 28 WR 16 16 200 6-2 Ohio St. 2/14/1969 6 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1991
21 Victor Green 28 SS 16 16 210 5-11 Akron 12/8/1969 4 7
77 Jay Hagood 24 2 0 306 6-4 Virginia Tech 8/9/1973 Rook 0
9 John Hall 23 K 16 0 240 6-3 Wisconsin 3/17/1974 Rook 1
92 Bobby Hamilton 26 16 0 280 6-5 Southern Miss 7/1/1971 1 2
11 Brian Hansen 37 P 15 0 215 6-4 Sioux Falls 10/26/1960 13 2 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 237th pick / 1984
30 Chris Hayes 25 16 0 206 6-0 Washington St. 5/7/1972 1 1 New York Jets / 7th / 210th pick / 1996
26 Jerome Henderson 28 FS 16 14 193 5-10 Clemson 8/8/1969 6 6 New England Patriots / 2nd / 41st pick / 1991
65 John Hudson 29 16 0 270 6-2 Auburn 1/29/1968 6 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 294th pick / 1990
71 Kerry Jenkins 24 g 2 2 305 6-5 LSU,Troy 9/6/1973 Rook 1
19 Keyshawn Johnson 25 WR 16 16 212 6-4 USC 7/22/1972 1 9 New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1996
32 Leon Johnson 23 PR 16 1 222 6-0 North Carolina 7/13/1974 Rook 4 New York Jets / 4th / 104th pick / 1997
52 Pepper Johnson 33 LILB 8 8 250 6-3 Ohio St. 7/29/1964 11 4 New York Giants / 2nd / 51st pick / 1986
55 Marvin Jones 25 RILB 16 16 244 6-2 Florida St. 6/28/1972 4 9 New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1993
57 Mo Lewis 28 LOLB 16 16 258 6-3 Georgia 10/21/1969 6 9 New York Jets / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1991
93 Ernie Logan 29 NT 15 14 290 6-3 East Carolina 5/18/1968 6 8 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 226th pick / 1991
18 Ray Lucas 25 5 0 214 6-3 Rutgers 8/6/1972 1 0
95 Rick Lyle 26 LDE 16 16 285 6-5 Missouri 2/26/1971 3 9
75 Siupeli Malamala 28 rt 10 5 310 6-5 Washington 1/15/1969 5 3 New York Jets / 3rd / 68th pick / 1992
24 Ray Mickens 24 16 0 180 5-8 Texas A&M 1/4/1973 1 2 New York Jets / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1996
29 Adrian Murrell 27 RB 16 15 211 5-11 West Virginia 10/16/1970 4 8 New York Jets / 5th / 120th pick / 1993
22 Lorenzo Neal 27 fb 16 3 255 5-11 Fresno St. 12/27/1970 4 1 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 89th pick / 1993
14 Neil O'Donnell 31 QB 15 14 228 6-3 Maryland 7/3/1966 6 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1990
70 Matt O'Dwyer 25 RG 16 16 305 6-5 Northwestern 9/1/1972 2 8 New York Jets / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1995
66 Lonnie Palelei 27 LG 15 14 310 6-3 Purdue,UNLV 10/15/1970 4 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 135th pick / 1993
69 William Roberts 35 12 0 291 6-5 Ohio St. 8/5/1962 13 1 New York Giants / 1st / 27th pick / 1984
45 Otis Smith 32 RCB 16 16 198 5-11 Southern,Missouri 10/22/1965 6 9
27 Jerald Sowell 23 9 0 237 6-0 Tulane 1/21/1974 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 231st pick / 1997
94 Rick Terry 23 14 0 302 6-4 North Carolina 4/5/1974 Rook 2 New York Jets / 2nd / 31st pick / 1997
86 Alex Van Dyke 23 5 0 205 6-0 Nevada 7/24/1974 1 0 New York Jets / 2nd / 31st pick / 1996
89 Dedric Ward 23 wr 11 1 187 5-9 Northern Iowa 9/29/1974 Rook 2 New York Jets / 3rd / 88th pick / 1997
60 Casey Wiegmann 24 3 0 285 6-2 Iowa 7/20/1973 Rook 0
73 David Williams 31 RT 12 11 294 6-5 Florida 6/21/1966 8 6 Houston Oilers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1989
56 Chris Wing 26 2 0 235 6-2 Boise St. 5/28/1971 Rook 0
Team Total 26.2 16 249.6 6-2.1 3.1