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 77.
Like number 78, number 77 does not have a big history with the Jets. The team's leader in AV is Randy Thomas, who spent four seasons playing guard for the Jets from 1999 to 2002. He signed with Washington, one of four Jets to leave for our nation's capital that offseason.
Kenny Neil played three seasons as a defensive lineman for the team from 1981 through 1983. He recorded a career-high 5.5 sacks in his final season in green and white.
Carl Barzilauskas was a defensive tackle who spent 1974 through 1977 with the Jets.
Defensive tackle Kris Jenkins spent three seasons with the Jets after being acquired from Carolina in 2008. A pair of torn ACL's cost him most of his final two seasons with the team and eventually ended his career. Jenkins did have a fantastic 2008 campaign, however, that even earned him some dark horse MVP chatter.
James Carpenter is the current number 77 for the Jets.