1978 New York Jets Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-8
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Walt Michaels (8-8)
Location: New York, New York
1978 New York Jets Statistics
1978 New York Jets Results

The New York Jets of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference.

The Jets moved the ball well, scoring 359 points, but the shaky defensive squad surrendered 364. Kevin Long rushed for a team-leading 954 yards for New York.

Matt Robinson passed for 2,002 yards. Wesley Walker hauled in 48 balls for 1,169 yards. Derrick Gaffney provided receiving help also.

Burgess Owens and Bobby Jackson each picked off 5 opponent throws.

Walt Michaels coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
60Dan AlexanderRGJune 17, 19556'4"260LSUHouston, TX USA1616
67Darrell AustinG-C-TNovember 6, 19516'4"250South CarolinaUnion, SC USA130
83Jerome BarkumTEJuly 18, 19506'3"218Jackson St.Gulfport, MS USA1616
80Kevin BellWRMarch 14, 19555'10"180LamarBeaumont, TX USA90
51Greg ButtleLOLBJune 20, 19546'3"235Penn St.Atlantic City, NJ USA88
25Scott DierkingRBMay 24, 19555'10"218PurdueGreat Lakes Naval Base, IL USA1513
47Jim EarleyRBJanuary 23, 19566'1"230Michigan St.Dayton, OH USA20
65Joe FieldsCNovember 14, 19536'2"250Rutgers-CamdenWoodbury, NJ USA1616
81Derrick GaffneyWRMay 24, 19556'1"181FloridaJacksonville, FL USA1616
21Clark GainesRBFebruary 1, 19546'1"206Wake ForestElberton, GA USA161
49Reggie GrantDBSeptember 2, 19555'9"185OregonAtlanta, GA USA140
42Bruce HarperKRJune 20, 19555'8"174Kutztown PennsylvaniaEnglewood, NJ USA160
63John HennessyLILBMarch 12, 19556'3"243MichiganChicago, IL USA1616
52Mike HenniganRILBOctober 24, 19516'2"217ParsonsWashington, IA USA1212
88Mark IwanowskiTESeptember 8, 19556'4"230PennsylvaniaHazelton, PA USA50
40Bobby JacksonLCBDecember 23, 19565'9"178Florida St.Albany, GA USA1616
89Bobby JonesWRJuly 12, 19555'11"180Youngstown St.Sharon, PA USA160
56Larry KellerLOLBOctober 2, 19536'2"223HoustonSan Benito, TX USA168
73Joe KleckoRDEOctober 15, 19536'3"263TempleChester, PA USA1616
5Pat LeahyKMarch 19, 19516'0"194St. LouisSt. Louis, MO USA160
33Kevin LongFBJanuary 20, 19556'1"212South CarolinaClinton, SC USA1616
59Bob MartinROLBNovember 14, 19536'1"217NebraskaDavid City, NE USA1616
58Mark MerrillLBMay 5, 19556'4"237MinnesotaSt. Paul, MN USA164
50Mike MockLBFebruary 25, 19556'1"225Texas TechTrondheim, Norway150
71Joe MoreinoNT-DEApril 4, 19556'6"246Idaho St.Providence, RI USA10
37Tim MorescoDBOctober 3, 19545'11"176SyracuseIthaca, NY USA110
44Tom NewtonRBMarch 8, 19546'0"212CaliforniaCarmel, FL USA160
22Burgess OwensFSAugust 2, 19516'2"200Miami (FL)Columbus, OH USA1414
77Joe PellegriniDT-NTAugust 9, 19566'2"270IdahoAberdeen, WA USA90
76Lawrence PillersLDENovember 4, 19526'4"255Alcorn St.Hazelhurst, MS USA1616
20Darnell PowellRBMay 31, 19546'0"197Tenn-ChattanoogaAtlanta, GA USA141
79Marvin PowellRTAugust 30, 19556'5"268USCFort Bragg, NC USA1414
78Garry PuetzG-TMarch 14, 19526'3"263ValparaisoElmhurst, IL USA60
86Bob RabaTEApril 23, 19556'1"222MarylandWashington, DC USA40
15Chuck RamseyPFebruary 24, 19526'2"191Wake ForestRock Hill, SC USA160
66Randy RasmussenLGMay 10, 19456'2"255Nebraska-KearneySt. Paul, NE USA1614
34Larry RileyDBNovember 21, 19545'10"192SalemEustis, FL USA40
64Gregg RobinsonDE-NTAugust 16, 19566'6"255DartmouthPalmer, MA USA160
17Matt RobinsonQBJune 28, 19556'2"196GeorgiaFarmington, MI USA1611
61John RomanTAugust 31, 19526'4"255Idaho St.Ventnor City, NJ USA162
4Pat RyanQBSeptember 16, 19556'3"210TennesseeHutchinson, KS USA20
74Abdul SalaamNTFebruary 12, 19536'3"262Kent St.New Brockton, AL USA1515
48Ken SchroyDBSeptember 22, 19526'2"198MarylandValley Forge, PA USA162
82Mickey ShulerTEAugust 21, 19566'3"232Penn St.Harrisburg, PA USA161
87Bruce StephensWROctober 31, 19565'9"170ColumbiaColumbus, GA USA60
23Shafer SuggsSSApril 28, 19536'1"200Ball St.Elkhart, IN USA1616
38Ed TaylorRCBMay 13, 19536'0"174MemphisMemphis, TN USA1616
14Richard ToddQBNovember 19, 19536'2"207AlabamaBirmingham, AL USA55
70Stan WaldemoreG-C-TFebruary 20, 19556'4"263NebraskaNewark, NJ USA40
85Wesley WalkerWRMay 26, 19556'0"179CaliforniaSan Bernardino, CA USA1616
72Chris WardLTDecember 16, 19556'3"267Ohio St.Cleveland, OH USA1616
57Blake WhitlatchLBOctober 13, 19556'1"233LSUBaton Rouge, LA USA40