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Catching Up With Emerson Boozer, ex-Maryland State and Jets running back
Catching Up With Emerson Boozer, ex-Maryland State and Jets running back

Come autumn, Emerson Boozer's thoughts turn to ... leaves? "They're a pain to rake," said Boozer, 71, onetime running back for Maryland State (now UMES) and the New York Jets. "There are 25 big oak trees in my yard, and they really shed. Sometimes I use a leaf blower, which is even louder than the noise you heard at Jets games at old Shea Stadium — unless there was an irate fan sitting next to you." Boozer played 10 years for the Jets, retiring in 1975 as the team's career rushing leader (5,135 yards). He also left with a Super Bowl ring, from New York's 16-7 upset win over the Colts for the 1968 championship. Forty-six years later, that game...

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