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Joe Klecko

Joe Klecko (Pro football.  Born, Chester, PA, Oct. 15, 1953.)  Despite knee problems that hampered him much of his career, Joseph Klecko was a standout Jets defensive lineman for 11 seasons (1977-87).  A sixth-round draft choice out of Temple, Klecko was the first defensive player ever to make the Pro Bowl at three positions:  defensive […]

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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