Looking at an autographed box of “Chrebet Crunch” cereal on display in my office, I am aware that his story should serve as inspiration to anybody who believes in himself.
“To see all the No. 80 jerseys,” a choked-up Chrebet said, “I can’t tell you what it means to me.”
Chrebet, from Garfield, New Jersey, was undrafted out of Hofstra in 1995, but got a tryout with the Jets. He went from 11th on the depth chart to making the team, going on to a terrific 11-year career.
“You take Wayne Chrebet’s heart out of him and put it into Keyshawn Johnson, you got Jerry Rice. That’s basically what you have.”
A fan favorite, Chrebet played with Gang Green until 2005 and finished second in franchise history with 580 receptions.
The civil complaint alleges that Chrebet paid less than minimum wage and failed to pay overtime at his Social Sports Kitchen in Uniondale, N.Y.
With the Jets, I have to deal with schizophrenia. Keep expectations low. Don’t invest your passion this year. It has never been as easy as it sounds.
When talking about NY athletes beloved by their fan base, understandably the name Wayne Chrebet came up Friday morning, who clearly falls into said category. A player who didn’t hold Chrebet in such high regard […]
In the case of the Jets and Giants, it’s a little more than just a sibling rivalry. It’s about history, success and the constant bickering between fans of Gang Green and Big Blue.
The image on the television screen is still vividly etched in Vinny Testaverde’s mind. The former Jets quarterback was in the trainer’s room on Sept. 11, 2001, and had trouble making sense of the gaping, smoke-spewing hole in one of the Twin Towers.
The New York Jets celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the team that pulled off the “Monday Night Miracle” against the Miami Dolphins 10 years ago.
Former Hofstra co-captain Luke Bonus lives in a house just a short walk from the stadium where he played college football. It’s bittersweet, or sometimes, just plain bitter.