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Walt Michaels

Walt Michaels (Pro football. Born, Swoyersville, PA, Oct. 16, 1929.) For 17 seasons from 1963 through 1982, Walter Michaels was a coach with the Jets. Michaels was hired by Weeb Ewbank as an assistant and served 10 seasons (1963-72). After a brief hiatus with Philadelphia (1973-75), he returned as an assistant under Lou Holtz. When Holtz […]

Mark Gastineau

Mark Gastineau (Pro football.  Born, Ardmore, OK, Nov. 20, 1956.)  A standout defensive end for the Jets (1979-88), Mark Gastineau was a major part of the so-called “New York Sack Exchange.”  Gastineau was the Jets’ No. 2 draft pick in 1979 and played all 16 games as a rookie but started only once.  He became […]

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