Joe Fields

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Joe Fields
No. 65, 69
Position:Center
Guard
Personal information
Born: (1953-11-14) November 14, 1953 (age 65)
Woodbury, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Gloucester Catholic High School
College:Widener
NFL Draft:1975 / Round: 14 / Pick: 349
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Player stats at PFR

Joseph Charles Fields Jr. (born November 14, 1953) is a former professional American football center and guard in the National Football League for the New York Jets and the New York Giants.

Raised in Deptford Township, New Jersey, Fields is a 1971 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School.[1]

Football career[edit]

He played college football at Widener College and was drafted in the fourteenth round of the 1975 NFL Draft. Fields was a two-time Pro Bowl selection during the 1981 and 1982 seasons. He would play 12 years for the Jets before spending his final year with the Giants in 1988. Following the 1988 season he was not offered a contract by the Giants and retired.[2]

Post retirement[edit]

In 1989, he released a book, "Nose to Nose: Survival in the Trenches of the NFL" along with his friend and former roommate Joe Klecko. Klecko and Fields had lined up across from each other in Jets' practices for eleven years.[3] After football, he became the Director of Contractor Services for a New Jersey patio and stonework company.[4] He resides in Woodstown, New Jersey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ostrum, Gus. "Gloucester County Hall of Fame to Induct 15 New Members", South Jersey Sports, January 22, 2006. Accessed December 11, 2018. "Joe Fields (Deptford/Gloucester Catholic) - A native of Deptford and graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School in 1971 and Widener University in 1975, Fields spent 14 seasons as an offensive lineman (center) in the National Football League (NFL), 13 of which were with the New York Jets."
  2. ^ The New York Giants Monday announced they have failed to tender offers to seven unprotected free agents UPI, April 17, 1989. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  3. ^ Nose to Nose: Survival in the Trenches of the NFL Amazon.com. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  4. ^ Contantino, Rocco (July 6, 2012) New York Jets: Where Are They Now? 1980's Edition Bleacher Report. Retrieved April 23, 2016

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