Wayne Chrebet and Leon Hess to Join New York Jets Ring of Honor

By Alan Schechter

Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; (Editor

The Jets have announced their newest inductees into the Ring of Honor, and they are two names that Jets fans are more than familiar with.

The first new member of the Ring of Honor is fan favorite, wide receiver Wayne Chrebet. We all know Chrebet’s story. Chrebet was an undrafted rookie from the site of Jets’ training camp, Hofstra University. Walking onto the team as 11th on the depth chart, he rose to stardom. He was nicknamed “Mr. Third Down”, as 379 of his 580 receptions occurred on third down. His final reception took place on a huge third down against the San Diego Chargers.

Besides anything else, he was the only good decision ever made in the Rich Kotite era. Wayne Chrebet takes a well-deserved position in the Ring of Honor.

The second selection is the late Leon Hess. Leon Hess, of Hess gas station fame, was involved with the Jets organization from 1963 until his death in 1999. Hess was part of the group that bought the Jets in 1963, and became sole owner of the team in 1984, a role he remained in until his death.

Both of these men will take their places in the Jets Ring of Honor at halftime of the game against the Dolphins on December 1st.