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Rich Caster

Rich Caster (Pro football.  Born, Mobile, AL, Nov. 16, 1948.)  A wide receiver who moved to tight end, Richard Caster was a major deep-receiving threat for the Jets.  In a game against the then-Baltimore Colts in 1972, Caster had 204 yards on just six receptions.  Over his eight-year career with the Jets (1970-77), he averaged […]

Jerome Barkum

Jerome Barkum (Pro football.  Born, Gulfport, MS, July 18, 1950.)  At 6’4”, 212 pounds, Jerome Barkum was the ideal tight end for his era when he came out of Jackson (Miss.) State in 1972.  Barkum held that job most of his 12-year career with the Jets (1972-83), retiring as the seventh-ranked scorer in team history […]

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