Rich Caster died

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  1. tomdeb

    tomdeb Well-Known Member

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    I was saddened to read today that former jet Richard Caster recently passed away. One of my favorite all time jets. Old goats like me remember the 70s jets when Namath and Caster hooked up early and often. In 1972, the jets played the heavily favored colts in Baltimore the 2nd game of the season. I recall the jets won 44-34. Namath threw 6 TDs that day (Bell, Riggins, Maynard, and 3 to Caster). Howard Cosell of ABC Sports liked to say that Caster was so fast he had an "antelope" stride.
     
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    Dierking Well-Known Member

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    First game I ever went to at Shea he tossed his chinstrap into the crowd after the win and I came away with it. I was probably eight or nine. RIP.
     
  3. NCJetsfan

    NCJetsfan Well-Known Member

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    RIP Richard Caster!
     
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    NCJetsfan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting this, Tom!
     
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    papapump Well-Known Member

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    I remember that game quite well.
     
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    papapump Well-Known Member

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    RIP Richard Caster. Condolences to your family and friends.

    The greatest TE in Jets history.
     
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    He was probably one of the first, if not the first graceful, athletic TEs, after starting his career as a WR.
    RIP #88!
     
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    Ralebird Well-Known Member

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    I was there as well. You always looked forward to seeing him downfield when Namath bought time to make the throw.
     
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  9. ILoveTheJets

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    That really sucks! Namath said that Caster is one of his favorite targets, Caster is the greatest tight end in Jets history and Shuler is very close behind Caster! Rest in peace Caster
     
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    KWJetsFan Well-Known Member

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    Sad news. R.I.P.
     
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    LogeSection2RowJ Well-Known Member

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    I credit (or blame) this game for turning me into a Pro Football/ NY Jets fan. Thank you Rich Caster. You were an all-time NY Jet.
     
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    Acad23 Well-Known Member

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    Pro Bowler in '72 '74 & '75... and a great Jet in his 8 seasons here.
     
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    I recall a game where you couldn't see joe because of the blocking, they were like on the 5 yard line. Joe takes the snak back peddles and lofts a bmb to Caster for like 50 yards... it was beatiful. RIP Rich, you were #1 TE for me.
     
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  14. Wahoo

    Wahoo Well-Known Member

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    Loved RC. Namath to Caster was one of the bright spots in some lean years. He was a frustrating player at times - he would make an incredible catch, then drop an easy ball right in his hands. RIP
     
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  15. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    Damn. RIP. I still always think the Jets are gonna pull out that Raiders game.

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