Freeman McNeil

Freeman McNeil

Bio

POSITION: RB
NUMBER: 24
HEIGHT: 5-foot-11
WEIGHT: 216 pounds
DOB: 4/22/1959
BIRTHPLACE: Jackson, MS
HIGH SCHOOL: Phineas Banning (CA)
COLLEGE: UCLA
NFL ENTRANCE: Round 1, Pick 3 in 1981 NFL Draft (Jets)
JETS ACQUISITION: Drafted by Jets (GM Jim Kensil)
HONORS: 3 Pro Bowls (1982, 1984-85, First-Team All-Pro (1982), Second-Team All-Pro (1985), Rushing Yards Leader (1982), New York Jets Ring of Honor

Stories

Career Stats

Playoff Stats

Records and Facts

*- Rankings as of the conclusion of 2019.

Jets all-time regular season ranks:

  • 2nd in rushing yards (8,074)
  • 2nd in rushing attempts (1,798)
  • 4th in rushing touchdowns (38)
  • 8th in Pro-Football-Reference’s Approximate Value (96)
  • 14th in receptions (295)
  • 16th in receiving yards (2,961)
  • T-21st in games played (144)
  • T-25th in receiving touchdowns (12)

Jets all-time playoff ranks:

  • 1st in rushing yards (632)
  • 1st in rushing attempts (150)
  • T-1st in rushing attempts (3, tied with Curtis Martin and Shonn Greene)

Jets single-season ranks:

  • 5th-most rushing yards (1,331, 1985)
  • T-14th-most rushing yards (1,070, 1984)
  • 11th-most rushing attempts (294, 1985)
  • 20th-most rushing attempts (229, 1984)

Jets single-game (regular season or playoff) ranks:

  • 4th-most rushing yards (202, 1982 Wild Card, W 44-17 @ CIN) – franchise playoff record
  • 7th-most rushing yards (192, Week 2 of 1985, W 42-3 vs. BUF)
  • 8th-most rushing yards (184, Week 10 of 1987, W 16-9 vs. KC)
  • 11th-most rushing yards (173, Week 6 of 1985, W 23-7 vs. MIA)
  • 2nd-most yards per rush attempt, minimum 15 carries (10.7, Week 2 of 1985, W 42-3 vs. BUF, broken by Isaiah Crowell in 2018)
  • 3rd-most yards per rush attempt, minimum 15 carries (9.6, 1982 Wild Card, W 44-17 @ CIN) – team record for yards per rush attempt with at least 20 attempts (21 by McNeil in the game)

Miscellaneous Jets records:

  • Most regular season games played among RB (144)
  • Most games with 5.0+ yards per rush attempt on 10+ attempts (32)
  • 2nd-most games with 100+ rushing yards (29)