Wayne Chrebet. It’s a name that brings up great memories for any Jets fan. Undrafted out of Hofstra, he is the real life “Rudy”. He worked his rear end off to find his way onto the team, and kept himself there to the tune of being one of the best wide receivers in team history.
Despite the protest of Keyshawn Johnson.
He became known as Mr. Third Down, as 379 of his 580 receptions came on third down. His career ended in a game against the Chargers in 2005, when Chrebet made a huge third down catch, but suffered a concussion during which he was knocked out for several minutes.
As good as they came in a Jets uniform, his 580 receptions make him second in team history, and his 7,365 yards receiving rank him fifth on the all time team list.
Although his #80 has not been retired, it has not been assigned since he has retired, and it is not expected to be any time soon.
So, what’s he been up to? Turn the page and find out.