Throwback Thursday: New York Jets Great Wayne Chrebet

By Alan Schechter

Tonight’s “Throwback Thursday” is a visual one, and one we can remember with a smile in an otherwise troubling 2014 season.

Wayne Chrebet goes into the Jets’ Ring of Honor on Monday night in a halftime ceremony. As an undrafted wide receiver out of Hofstra, Chrebet became the one good thing to come of the short and sweet Rich Kotite era. Despite being small in stature at 5’10” and 188 pounds, Chrebet burst onto the scene in 1995, starting every game en route to catching 66 passes for 726 yards and four touchdowns.

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The next year, despite the 1-15 record, Chrebet posted a career high 84 receptions for 909 yards. Always known for the tough catch and sacrificing his body for the good of the team, Chrebet suffered through many concussions and ended his career after a concussion in 2005. Chrebet became one of the top third down targets in team history, and finished a great career with 580 receptions, 7,365 yards and 41 touchdowns.

Here is a video from early in his playing days:

Wayne Chrebet may be long retired now, but certainly not forgotten in the hearts and minds of New York Jets fans. Here are his career stats, and enjoy it Monday night Wayne, you deserve it: