Joe Klecko

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Football Player
Date of Birth October 15, 1953
Place of Birth Pennsylvania
Age 67 years old
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Joe Klecko is a former American football player, of Polish descent, best remembered for his days as Defensive Lineman; a member of the New York Jets' famed "New York Sack Exchange."

Position: Defensive end, Defensive tackle, Nose tackle
Date of birth: October 15, 1953
Place of birth: Chester, Pennsylvania
High school: Chester (PA) St. James
College: Temple
NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 6/ Pick: 144

About Joe Klecko

Retired defensive lineman who made four Pro Bowls and was named AFC Defensive Player of the Year during his illustrious career. Following his retirement, he was inducted into the New York Jets Ring of Honor and saw his #73 retired by the Jets organization.

Before Fame

He attended Temple University, where he led the Olws in tackles for three straight seasons.


He had minor roles in four different Burt Reynold films, including "Heat," "Cannonball Run," "Smokey and the Bandit," an "Smokey and the Bandit II."

Family Life

His son, Dan Klecko, won Super Bowls as a member of the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts.


He and "Broadway" Joe Namath both had their jerseys retired by the New York Jets.

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Latest information about Joe Klecko updated on October 23, 2020.

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