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Al Toon Was One of the Top Receivers in Jets History

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As we approach the season, we are going to count down the history of Jets jersey numbers along with some of the notable players to wear each number. Today we will look at number 88.

When the Jets drafted Al Toon out of Wisconsin in the first round of the NFL Draft in 1985, they landed one of the best receivers in franchise history. Only Don Manyard and Wayne Chrebet have caught more passes in a Jets uniform. Only those two and Wesley Walker have more receiving yards.

Toon was a high caliber possession receiver. Early in his career, he worked across from Walker. His career ended prematurely at the young age of 29 in 1992 due to concussions, but by that time he had made three Pro Bowls and led the league in receptions once. He was voted Team MVP in all three Pro Bowl seasons.

Another notable 88 for the Jets was Rich Caster, a three-time Pro Bowler during the 1970's at tight end and wide receiver.