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The Official Jets Podcast: A Conversation with Pro Football Hall of Fame Seniors Finalist Joe Klecko (8/19)

Aug 19, 2022

Host Eric Allen is joined in studio by former Jets defensive lineman Joe Klecko. Klecko reacts to being named one of three Senior Finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2023 (0:20) and explains how he still needs 80% of the vote in January to cement his induction (5:00). They also discuss the Klecko support from Hall of Famers (6:30) and dive deep on what made Klecko such a versatile player (9:15). They recall Klecko's record-breaking season in 1981 (12:45) and chat about how his amateur boxing career helped him in the NFL (17:01). Lastly, the guys talk about Klecko's mentality heading into his NFL first training camp as a sixth-round selection out of Temple University (20:35), the story behind Jim Jones from Poland University (21:33), and the meaning behind The Sack Exchange (24:00).