New York Jets: Where Are They Now? Tony Paige

After being chosen in the 6th round, Tony Paige was a useful player in scoring situations.

Time for another edition of “Where Are They Now?” For tonight’s edition, we are looking at a fullback that played with the Jets in the middle of the 1980′s. This one actually led the Jets in TDs during his rookie season. Tonight, we remember fullback, #49, Tony Paige.

THEN

Do you guys remember Tony Paige? In the mid-80′s, specifically 1984-1986, he was the fullback, leading the way for Freeman McNeil and Johnny Hector. Paige spent nine seasons in the league, his first three in the Green and White.

Paige was chosen by the Jets with their 6th round pick in the 1984 draft, the 149th choice overall. Here are his career stats, spanning nine years:

Season Team Rushing Receiving Fumbles
G GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
1992 Miami Dolphins 16             16 7 11 1.6 6 1 48 399 8.3 30 1 1 1
1991 Miami Dolphins 16             16 10 25 2.5 6 0 57 469 8.2 26 1 1 0
1990 Miami Dolphins 13             – 32 95 3.0 11 2 35 247 7.1 17T 4
1989 Detroit Lions 16             – 30 105 3.5 16 0 2 27 13.5 15 0
1988 Detroit Lions 16             – 52 207 4.0 20 0 11 100 9.1 15 0
1987 Detroit Lions 5             – 4 13 3.3 6 0 2 1 0.5 3 0
1986 New York Jets 16             – 47 109 2.3 9 2 18 121 6.7 18 0
1985 New York Jets 16             – 55 158 2.9 30 8 18 120 6.7 19 2
1984 New York Jets 16             – 35 130 3.7 24 7 6 31 5.2 10 1
TOTAL 272 853 3.1 30 20 197 1,515 7.7 30 9 2 1

Tony Paige was effective as a fullback, running back, and receiver out of the backfield. He retired at 30 years old after nine seasons in the NFL.

NOW

Upon his retirement, Tony went into a second career as a sports agent, where he continues to work today. It’s a DC based firm known as “Perennial Sports and Entertainment”, and they have represented the likes of Cam Newton, and former Jets nose tackle Kris Jenkins. Check out the agency website here.  Paige is the executive vice president of their football division.

The fullback, #49, Tony Paige.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    you mean “the often injured kris jenkins, who didn’t have the discipline to knock off a few pounds to help keep his career going after his first serious leg injury”. kris is very opinionated, as am i.

    • TheJetPress

      I would get in trouble with fansided if I wrote what I really thought about Kris Jenkins

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