Blocking (pass and running), power, speed, and elusiveness: the factors that made up the Jets' championship-winning Running Backs.
#32 – Emerson Boozer
Boozer brought the much-needed speed and elusiveness to the Jets' running game, he and Snell were intent in their status as being superior to the Colts’ running backs. His blocking cleared the way for much of Snell's record 121 rushing yards.
#41 – Matt Snell
The first quality player to pick the Jets over the established New York Giant, Snell's power and speed were startling his rookie year and shocked the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. In Beyond Broadway Joe, Matt reveals his longstanding differences with Jets' management for the very first time...and in his own words.
#31 – Bill Mathis
An original New York Titan, Mathis adapted his game twice to complement Snell and Boozer. He earned long-overdue respect in the Super Bowl with his blocking and pass catching.
#35 – Billy Joe
Matt Snell’s ultra-capable backup set a pro football record by rushing for 3 TDs in one quarter in 1968. He selflessly played Special Teams and saw his career ended by a devastating Heidi Game knee injury, then he went on to set collegiate coaching records.
#34 – Lee White
The Jets’ #1 draft pick that year, unfortunate enough to be lost for the season and his career cut short with torn ligaments in his knee in the first quarter of his first game as a pro in 1968.