Calling all long-time New York Jets Fans! This weekend, you can watch all the great game action against Tennessee at the Ego Bar and Lounge in the beautiful Trump Taj Mahal. And if you need even more Jets, on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 3 to 5 p.m., you can meet and greet former Jets players Freeman McNeil, Randy Beverly, Fred Baxter and Bobby Jackson.
To add to your fun, you will also get a chance to meet the New York Jets Flight Crew Cheerleaders. Everyone will be posing for pictures and giving away goodies like t-shirts, hats, jerseys and more.
What do you remember about the four visiting Jets?
Freeman McNeil was a running back selected by the New York Jets in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft. He played 12 seasons for the Jets from 1981 – 1992. From the mid to late 1980s he was a member of the Jets' "Two Headed Monster" backfield. When McNeil retired, he was the Jets all-time leading rusher with 8,074 yards; he currently ranks second in Jets team history. In 1982, McNeil led the NFL in rushing with 786 yards. He is one of a few running backs in NFL history to average 4.0 yards per carry in every season he played.
Randy Beverly was a cornerback who signed as a rookie free agent with the New York Jets in 1967. He became the first player ever to record two interceptions in a Super Bowl during Super Bowl III against Baltimore.
Fred Baxter was a tight end selected by the New York Jets in the 5th round of the 1993 NFL Draft. He played in the NFL for 11 years.
Bobby Jackson was a cornerback selected by the New York Jets in the 6th round of the 1978 NFL Draft. Named to the “AFC All-Rookie Team," Jackson started all 16 games at cornerback his rookie year and tied for the team lead with five interceptions. Jackson was named “HBO Defensive Player of the Week” for his play in a game against Minnesota in 1982. Jackson was also named the Jets’ defensive captain in the 1981 season and “All Pro” by Pro Football Weekly Magazine. He retired with 21 career interceptions and 3 fumble recoveries and was selected to the “All-Time Jet Team” as one of the top three corners in the history of the New York Jets.
Enjoy the game!