1972 New York Jets Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-7
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Weeb Ewbank (7-7)
Location: New York, New York
1972 New York Jets Roster
1972 New York Jets Results

The New York Jets of the National Football League ended the 1972 season with a record of 7 wins and 7 losses, finishing second in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference.

The Jets piled up points with 367 points, while the defense surrendered 324. Joe Namath threw for 2,816 yards. Rich Caster hauled in 39 balls for 833 yards. Eddie Bell provided receiving help, too.

John Riggins rushed for a team-leading 944 yards for New York.

Steve Tannen picked off 7 opponent throws.

Weeb Ewbank coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Joe Namath32416250.028168.7195.9216.5831110172.5
Bob Davis221045.51145.229.114.53565272.9
Cliff McClain100.
Totals34717249.629308.4216.1226.383 17153


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
John Riggins2079444.640 7
Emerson Boozer1205494.637 11
Cliff McClain593055.230 0
Steve Harkey451292.910 0
Hank Bjorklund15422.810 0
Bob Davis6325.320 0
Joe Namath681.30
Rich Caster263.00
Eddie Bell1-5-5.0-5 0
Totals46120104.440 18


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rich Caster3983321.480 10
Eddie Bell3562918.083 2
Don Maynard2951017.641 2
John Riggins2123011.067 1
Jerome Barkum1630419.052 2
Emerson Boozer1114212.949 3
Steve Harkey911412.724 0
Cliff McClain68814.744 0
Hank Bjorklund45413.535 0
Wayne Stewart22613.022 1
Totals172293017.083 21


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Bobby Howfield414097.6372773.0121


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Steve O'Neal51200639.357

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Chris Farasopoulos1717910.565 1
Rocky Turner5387.616 0
W.K. Hicks3258.320 0
Totals252429.765 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Chris Farasopoulos2662724.151 0
Phil Wise921123.433 0
Hank Bjorklund715021.427 0
W.K. Hicks47318.223 0
Rocky Turner35719.022 0
Cliff McClain24522.526 0
Roy Kirksey23316.517 0
Matt Snell11414.014 0
Willie Zapalac188.00
Jerome Barkum100.00
Totals56121821.851 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Tannen712517.932 0
Chris Farasopoulos24824.025 0
Rich Sowells2147.014 0
Ralph Baker200.00
W.K. Hicks14343.043 0
Gus Hollomon12525.025 0
Earlie Thomas11414.014 0
Al Atkinson177.00
Paul Crane144.00
Michael Taylor122.00
Totals1928214.843 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Bobby Howfield27400121
Emerson Boozer11300084
Rich Caster01000060
John Riggins7100048
Jerome Barkum2000012
Don Maynard200012
Eddie Bell0200012
Wayne Stewart10006
Chris Farasopoulos1000006
Randy Rasmussen10006