Episode 168 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason interviews former New York Jet starting Center John Schmitt on the 1968 Championship season (part 1).
We begin our look back at the only season in Jets history that culminated in a Superbowl victory with stories from John’s background and journey to the NFL.
John talks about scholarship offers he turned down, how he ended up at Hofstra, his transition from Tackle to Center, the great player who helped him make that transition, how he finally got called up from the taxi squad, which future pro wrestling legend almost ended his career in his first game, the experimental surgery that saved his career, and more!
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