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Gerry Philbin

Gerry Philbin, a defensive end from the University of Buffalo, joined the New York Jets in 1964 and played stellar defense for them for nine seasons. He was selected as an American Football League All-Star in 1968 and 1969. A ferocious pass-rusher, Philbin recorded nineteen sacks of opposing quarterbacks in 1968. In Super Bowl Three, he anchored the Jets defense in limiting the so-called "best team in the history of the NFL", the Colts, to a measly seven points. A member of the All-time American Football League Team, and a member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.


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