Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New York Jets

Hey, the Jets are 1 win away from the Super Bowl. When was the last time that happened?

Here are the 1968 New York Jets... on their way to Super Bowl III. We have 3 receivers, 2 linebackers, and no linemen. (Back in the day, I only had the Joe Namath and Cornell Gordon cards.)

#65 Joe Namath - Joe promised a victory in Super Bowl III - and delivered. He was the AFL rookie of the year in 1965, and played high school football in western Pennsylvania (as did Johnny Unitas, Joe Montana, and Tony Dorsett).

#117 Matt Snell - This fullback was the Jets' #1 pick in 1964. He played his entire career (1964-72) with the Jets.

#169 Don Maynard - Don was drafted by the New York Giants in 1957. After playing 1 season (1958) with the Giants, he joined the new AFL New York Titans (Jets) in 1960 and was their star receiver through the 1972 season. He also played briefly with the Cardinals in 1973.

#13 George Sauer - The Jets' split end had a short (1965-70) but productive career as Namath's favorite target. He retired after the 1970 season, because of the violent nature of the game.

#143 Pete Lammons - Pete played tight end for 6 years (1966-71) with the Jets before finishing up with the Packers in 1972.

#195 Al Atkinson - Al was the Jets' middle linebacker from 1965 to 1974. He played for the same suburban-Philadelphia high school as John Cappelletti, then went to nearby Villanova.

#38 Ralph Baker - Ralph played his entire career (1964-74) as the Jets' left linebacker.

#91 Cornell Gordon - A rookie in 1965, this cornerback played 5 seasons with the Jets, and 3 with the Broncos.

Also check out the 1972 Jets.



Hackenbush said...

I like the Pete Lammons card. Looks like a fun guy!

ecloy said...

Matt Snell's rookie card in 1964 lists him as FB-LB-DE.

Erik said...

Maynard had some monster years in the AFL.

I never realized he was used as a decoy in Super Bowl III because of an injury. George Sauer was the star that day.