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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Running Back

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We have the 45th position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the third vote at Running Back is: Emerson Boozer!

Emerson Boozer played 10 years in the NFL, from 1966 through 1975, all with the Jets. Boozer earned Pro Bowl honors twice, in 1966 and 1968, and likely would have done so more had he not injured his knee in 1967. Before he injured his knee Boozer was on his way to stardom, but after rehabbing the knee Boozer was never the same. Though he didn’t make the Pro Bowl in 1967, that was his most incredible season. Boozer played just 7 games in 1967 before injuring his knee in game 8. With just a little more than 7 games played, just slightly more than half a 14 game season, Emerson Boozer ran for 442 yards and caught passes good for another 205 yards. But the amazing thing about Boozer’s 1967 season was he racked up 10 rushing and 13 total touchdowns in seven games. Both those numbers led the league that year, despite Boozer never playing another snap after getting injured in game 8. Boozer led the league in touchdowns again in 1972 with 14, despite playing in just 11 games.

From now until mid July I’ll be putting up a daily poll asking GGN to vote on the best Jets players of all time. The idea here is to build a 55 man roster of the best players ever to wear the Green and White. The roster will consist of 26 offensive players, 26 defensive players, and three special team players.

OFFENSE

Quarterback: 3

Wide Receiver: 6

RUNNING BACK: 4

CURTIS MARTIN

FREEMAN MCNEIL

EMERSON BOOZER

TIGHT END

MICKEY SHULER

RICH CASTER

JEROME BARKUM

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

WINSTON HILL

D’BRICKASHAW FERGUSON

MARVIN POWELL

JASON FABINI

INTERIOR OFFENSIVE LINE

KEVIN MAWAE

NICK MANGOLD

RANDY RASMUSSEN

JOE FIELDS

DAVE HERMAN

JIM SWEENEY

DEFENSE

SAFETY

JAMAL ADAMS

VICTOR GREEN

KERRY RHODES

ERIK MCMILLAN

CORNERBACK

DARRELLE REVIS

AARON GLENN

JAMES HASTY

ANTONIO CROMARTIE

JOHNNY SAMPLE

BOBBY JACKSON

LINEBACKER

DAVID HARRIS

LARRY GRANTHAM

MARVIN JONES

LANCE MEHL

KYLE CLIFTON

GREG BUTTLE

EDGE

MARK GASTINEAU

JOHN ABRAHAM

GERRY PHILBIN

SHAUN ELLIS

MO LEWIS

INTERIOR DEFENSIVE LINE

JOE KLECKO

MARTY LYONS

DAMON HARRISON

JOHN ELLIOTT

ABDUL SALAAM

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker

PAT LEAHY

Punter

TOM TUPA

Returner

LEON WASHINGTON

Every day I will be putting up a poll at one position. The choices will be limited to players who were on the Jets roster for at least three seasons. I will not be including players who were great for other teams but not great for the Jets (for example, guys like Matt Forte or LaDainian Tomlinson will not be included in the polls, though both those guys would be excluded for not meeting the three year rule as well). Each day we will close the previous day’s poll and the candidate with the most votes will be added to the GGN All Time Jets Team. In the event of a tie vote both players will be added to the team.

In the event I have made an egregious omission and a name you think should be on the poll is not there you can write in candidates in the comments section. If a player gets support in the comments section I’ll add him to the next day’s poll.

So let’s get to it. Today we continue to vote on the running back position. Who will it be? Vote early, vote often, and let’s hear who you think are the best players ever to have played for the New York Jets.

Poll

Who is the fourth best Jets running back of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Johnny Hector
    (7 votes)
  • 55%
    Matt Snell
    (112 votes)
  • 0%
    Bill Mathis
    (1 vote)
  • 22%
    John Riggins
    (46 votes)
  • 1%
    Bilal Powell
    (4 votes)
  • 7%
    Thomas Jones
    (15 votes)
  • 1%
    Adrian Murrell
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Clark Gaines
    (2 votes)
  • 4%
    Richie Anderson
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    Chris Ivory
    (1 vote)
201 votes total Vote Now