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Ken Schroy

Ken Schroy (Pro football.  Born, Valley Forge, PA, Sept. 22, 1952.)  Signed as a free agent in 1976, Kenneth M. Schroy was with the Jets, primarily as a strong safety, for 10 seasons.  Schroy was drafted by Philadelphia out of the U. of Maryland but was injured and released.  He missed the 1976 season with a fractured ankle.  Schroy had several outstanding seasons in the early 1980s.  He was second in team M.V.P. voting in 1980 (to running back Bruce Harper).  That season, Schroy had an 82-yard interception return for a touchdown against Houston.  He had 16 career interceptions, plus two in the 1982 A.F.C. championship game at Miami.  The last two years of his career were hampered by shoulder injuries.  Schroy later became a sales executive with Paine Webber.

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