Wayne Chrebet Speaker Profile
Wayne Chrebet Biography
Although he was not drafted by any team at the National Football League Draftin 1995, Chrebet eventually earned a walk-on opportunity with the New York Jetswhere he was 11th of 11 on the depth chart. Chrebet was stopped and detained atthe front gate on his first day of training camp by the senior New York Jetssecurity guard who did not believe Chrebet could actually be a football playerdue to his relatively small size. A New York Jets team official was summoned toverify he was an authorized walk-on and could enter the training complex.Chrebet worked his way up the depth chart from 11th to make the team and wasthe first Hofstra football player to make an NFL roster since John Schmitt in1964. Fans can visit Wayne's official website at www.WayneChrebet80.com
In a December 3rd, 1995 game versus the St. Louis Rams,Chrebet pulled in 8 receptions and broke several tackles on a scramble towardthe goal line. On October 19, 1996 at Jacksonville, Chrebet hauled in 12receptions for 162 yards with five third-down conversions. On September 24th,2000, after former Jets teammate Keyshawn Johnson claimed that comparingChrebet to him was like comparing a flashlight to a star, Chrebetcaught an 18-yard TD pass from Curtis Martin with 52 seconds left to give theJets a 21-17 victory against Johnson's team at the time (the Tampa BayBuccaneers). After this, the New York media dubbed Chrebet The GreenLantern. His primary nickname, however, was Mr. Third Downbecause 379 of his 580 career receptions were third to first down conversions.Some consider Chrebet's best overall game as the October 10th, 2004 contestwith the Buffalo Bills in which Chrebet enjoyed a perfect game, catching all 8passes sent his way from quarterback Chad Pennington in a 16-14 victory.Chrebet's career history was named one of the greatest rags-to-riches storiesin the history of professional sports by Sports Illustrated later that year.
In a November 6, 2005 game against the San Diego Chargers,Chrebet's career ended prematurely when he sustained a serious concussion on aclean play. Despite being knocked unconscious for several minutes, Chrebet stillmade that third-down catch for a first down, symbolic of the type of plays hemade throughout his career. Chrebet's 580 receptions ranks him 2nd and his7,365 yards from scrimmage place him 5th all-time in the New York Jets recordbooks. Among all-time National Football League players who were not drafted, heowns the third-most receptions in the history of the league, trailing only RodSmith and Gary Clark.
Chrebet wore the New York Jet number 80 jersey for 11straight seasons. During his career, he caught passes from 13 differentplayers, played for several different head coaches, and worked for twodifferent owners. Chrebet was formally honored by the New York Jets onWayne Chrebet Day during halftime of the September 23rd, 2007 gameagainst the Miami Dolphins. Chrebet's number 80 has not been issued by the teamsince he retired, and it is generally understood that no Jet will wear thatnumber in the foreseeable future.
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Posted on 23 September 2016 | 4:37 pm
Jets legends Wayne Chrebet and Vinny Testaverde will be showing up at Steiner Sports Store in Garden City, New York on Saturday, September 24th to sign autographs and meet with fans. Both players will be signing any item for just $69 a piece and for $20 more dollars they will provide and inscription. The signing Read More
Posted on 1 October 2015 | 6:08 pm
Come meet New York Jets great Wayne Chrebet, former New York Knicks star, John Starks, singer and songwriter, Bridget Kelly, the Brooklyn Nets Cheerleaders, the Brooklyn United Marching Band and the McDonald’s Gospel Super Choir on Tuesday, October 6th at the McDonald’s 220 W. 42nd St from Noon – 2pm for their All Day Breakfast Read More
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