Greg Gantt, New York Jets Punter

October 27th, 2011  |  Published in Player Deaths  |  1 Comment

Greg Gantt 1976 Topps football cardGreg Gantt, punter for the New York Jets in 1974 and 1975, passed away on October 26, according to al.com. Gantt apparently was also the Jets’ backup kicker, because he scored an extra point in 1974.

At Alabama, Gantt led the SEC in punting for three straight years. He still holds the school records for single season and career punting average. Unfortunately, he is most famous for having two punts blocked and returned for touchdowns in the fourth quarter of a 17-16 loss to Auburn. The game was nicknamed the Punt, ‘Bama, Punt game.

Gantt is pictured here on his 1976 Topps football card. It was issued the year after his last NFL season–not an unusual occurrence.

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  1. Rich says:

    October 28th, 2011 at 8:26 AM (#)

    RIP I don’t remember him. But once part of the JETS your always a JET

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