Ranking all 33 foreign-born players in NY Jets history

From Vlad Ducasse to Tim Tebow (yes, really), we ranked EVERY foreign-born player to play for the Jets
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18. Wayne Stewart, TE, NY Jets

  • Country of Birth: Canada
  • Jets playing career: 1969-1972

We've done it! We're nearly halfway through the list, but we've finally reached the first player to spend more than one season with the Jets.

Wayne Stewart was drafted by the Jets in the 15th round of the 1969 NFL Draft, and he would go on to appear in 38 games for the team over the course of four years. Stewart was Pete Lammons' primary backup tight end, although his time with the Jets was marred by injury.

He finished his Jets career with eight catches for 72 yards and a touchdown thrown by the great Joe Namath in the 1972 season. Stewart's 6-foot-7 frame — the tallest player on the roster at the time — is the most memorable aspect of his Jets career.

17. Vyncint Smith, WR, NY Jets

  • Country of Birth: Germany
  • Jets playing career: 2019-2021

Born in Germany to American parents stationed at a military base, Vyncint Smith spent three years with the Jets from 2019-2021 after being signed off the Houston Texans practice squad.

The Limestone College product was best known for his speed and even helped return kicks early in his Jets career. Smith scored his only career Jets touchdown on an end around in 2019, which also happened to be the most productive year of his career.

Smith finished his Jets career with 18 catches for 238 yards in 22 games. He spent last season on the practice squads of the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts and is looking to earn a roster spot with the latter this summer.

16. Dorian Boose, DE, NY Jets

  • Country of Birth: Germany
  • Jets playing career: 1998-2000

One of the more infamous draft misses of the 1990s, Dorian Boose was a second-round pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. Boose was actually the Jets' top draft pick that year after the team forfeited their first-round selection to sign Curtis Martin.

The German-born Boose never lived up to expectations with the Jets, appearing in 34 games with the team over three years. Boose finished his Jets career with 25 tackles and three tackles for loss, although he never managed a sack.

After one season with Washington in 2001, Boose joined the CFL, where he helped his team win a Grey Cup in 2003.