New York Jets alumni Wayne Chrebet has finally made it to the NFL Draft. Chrebet was never drafted by the Jets. He signed on as a undrafted free agent after the 1995 draft to make the Jets roster that year. Chrebet will be announcing the Jets’ second/third round pick at this year’s NFL draft on Friday, April 26, 2013.
Being born in Garfield, New Jersey and attending college at Hofstra University, it’s always good to see Chrebet in the metropolitan area. Chrebet is the epitome of what the Jets franchise stands for in terms of a blue collar worker who is about striving for excellence and hard work.
According to pro football reference, Chrebet is second in Jets franchise history with 580 receptions, third with 7,365 receiving yards and third with 41 receiving touchdowns. Playing in 152 regular-season games with 104 starts, he set the Jets mark for rookie receptions with 66 in ’95 and established career highs with 84 catches in ’96, 1,083 yards in ’98 and nine touchdown grabs in ’02.
Unfortunately Chrebet had to retire due to having many concussions during his career. When the league first inaugurated this program with past NFL greats to announce their team draft choices, it just gave me goosebumps to see them back in primetime. If there is one Jet alum I can say I am proud to have at the podium to add a Jet to the family, it is Chrebet. Great choice Jets!
Let’s just see if the Jets great pick of a draft announcer in Chrebet is as good as the draft pick itself.