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New York Jets

1979 New York Jets Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-8
Finished 3rd in the NFL's American Football Conference East Division

Coach: Walt Michaels (8-8)

1979 New York Jets Roster
1979 New York Jets Game-by-Game Results

The New York Jets of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the NFL's American Football Conference East Division. Walt Michaels coached the team.


Passing:

PlayerAttCompComp %YdsYds/AttTDsTD %IntsInt %LongSackedYds LostRating
Richard Todd33417151.226608.0164.8226.672 2522266.5
Matt Robinson311754.81916.200.026.533 53046.6
Pat Ryan4250.0133.300.0125.021417.7
Totals36919051.528647.8164.3256.872 32266
Opponents57033959.541157.2315.4213.7

Rushing:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Clark Gaines1869054.952 0
Scott Dierking1867674.140 3
Kevin Long1164423.825 7
Bruce Harper652824.331 0
Tom Newton371453.951 6
Richard Todd36932.621 5
Bobby Jones144.00
Woody Bennett242.01
Matt Robinson341.310 1
Chuck Ramsey200.00
Totals63426464.252 23
Opponents50217063.413

Receiving:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Derrick Gaffney3253416.743 1
Clark Gaines292197.615 0
Jerome Barkum2740114.940 4
Wesley Walker2356924.771 5
Bobby Jones1937919.951 1
Bruce Harper1725014.772 2
Mickey Shuler1622514.146 3
Scott Dierking1012112.127 0
Kevin Long1011511.527 0
Tom Newton4338.311 0
Bob Raba294.50
Woody Bennett199.00
Totals190286415.172 16
Opponents33941157.231

Kicking:

PlayerXPAXPMXP %FGAFGMFG %Pts.
Pat Leahy151280.013861.536
Dave Jacobs111090.99555.625
Toni Linhart141178.66350.020
Rich Szaro22100.020.02
Totals423583.3301653.383
Opponents463984.8292275.9105

Punting:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.Long
Chuck Ramsey73297940.864
Totals73297940.864
Opponents69252536.6

Punt Returns:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Bruce Harper332908.851 0
Ken Schroy22412.019 0
Paul Darby100.00
Totals363148.751 0
Opponents330.0 0

Kick Returns:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Bruce Harper55115821.152 0
Bobby Jones714020.036 0
Ken Schroy617929.851 0
Clark Gaines22914.520 0
John Hennessy2157.512 0
Bob Raba11818.018 0
Mickey Shuler11515.015 0
Woody Bennett177.00
Tom Newton100.00
Totals76156120.552 0
Opponents70152921.8 1

Interceptions:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Burgess Owens6416.815 0
Bobby Jackson46315.858 1
Shafer Suggs34113.732 1
Johnny Lynn24623.032 0
Greg Buttle22713.527 0
Stan Blinka2126.00
Mike McKibben155.00
Ken Schroy144.00
Totals2123911.458 2
Opponents25nan 

Defense and Fumbles:

TacklesFumblesKicks
PlayerTackleSoloAssistTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
Jerome Barkum1200
Woody Bennett1000
Stan Blinka002000
Ron Crosby01000
Paul Darby01000
Scott Dierking1100
Clark Gaines11000
Bruce Harper6200
Bobby Jones2000
Kevin Long3000
Johnny Lynn00200
Marty Lyons03000
Mark Merrill02000
Tim Moresco0100
Tom Newton0100
Burgess Owens0043200
Lawrence Pillers01000
Chuck Ramsey21-3400
Pat Ryan10000
Mickey Shuler1000
Shafer Suggs00100
John Sullivan01000
Richard Todd74-100
Totals00000002631-12000
Opponents3419

Total Scoring:

TouchdownsOtherTotal
PlayerRushRecPuntKickIntFumOtherFGXP2 PtSafPoints
Tim Moresco012
Jerome Barkum4024
Johnny Lynn016
Richard Todd5030
Rich Szaro022
Shafer Suggs106
Mickey Shuler30018
Matt Robinson106
Tom Newton600036
Kevin Long70042
Woody Bennett10006
Toni Linhart031120
Pat Leahy081236
Bobby Jones01006
Dave Jacobs051025
Bobby Jackson106
Bruce Harper0200012
Derrick Gaffney106
Scott Dierking30018
Wesley Walker5030
Totals231600201163501337
Opponents13310122391383