Wayne Chrebet

Wayne Chrebet

Former NFL Wide Receiver

Wayne Chrebet is a former NFL wide receiver who spent his entire 11-season career (1995-2005) with the New York Jets. 

Chrebet was voted Jets Player of the Year in 1995 by Newsday, as well as in 2001 by the New York Jet’s Alumni Association. He was also recognized for his efforts in serving his community on and off the field as recipient of the Thurman Munson Award in 2000.

Chrebet reached the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 1995. The Jets practiced at Hofstra University, where Chrebet played in college. He walked on with the team, which had some extra familiarity with him, after trying out for the Baltimore Stallions of the CFL that year. Chrebet went from buried on the depth chart to a main weapon for the Jets.

He appeared in 152 games during his NFL career with the Jets, recording 580 receptions, 7,365 receiving yards, and 41 TDs. His best season came in 1998 when he had 1,083 receiving yards and eight TDs as the Jets made the AFC Championship Game. Chrebet was inducted into the New York Jets Ring of Honor in 2014.

He played at Hofstra from 1991-1994 and set several school records, such as single game receiving yards (245), touchdowns in a game (5), season (16), and career (31). Chrebet joined Hall of Famer Jerry Rice as the only players in NCAA Division 1-AA to have five receiving TDs in a single game. He also became the first player in school history to reach the 1,000-yard receiving mark, and was honored for his career when he was inducted into the inaugural class of the Hofstra Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. 

Chrebet is a New Jersey native, growing up in Garfield, and graduated from Garfield High School, where he played football. He now resides in Colts Neck Township, New Jersey, and he operates restaurants on Long Island.


Jets ‘Built For This’ Steelers Matchup

Laveranues Coles and Wayne Chrebet think Zach Wilson’s possible return, plus the personnel New York has right now, make New York an interesting pick to earn a win at Pittsburgh in Week 4.


Recapping the New York Jets’ Loss to the Cincinnati Bengals

In the latest episode of The 33rd Team’s Jets Podcast, former Jets Laveranues Coles and Wayne Chrebet break down New York’s 27-12 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, ahead of a road trip to face another AFC North opponent in Week 4, the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Recapping the New York Jets Victory Over the Cleveland Browns

In this week’s episode of The 33rd Team’s Jets Podcast, Laveranues Coles and Wayne Chrebet recap the New York Jets’ incredible Week 2 win against the Cleveland Browns and preview their Week 3 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. How do they think Gang Green will fair against a struggling Bengals team?


Is it Time For Jets to Start Mike White Over Joe Flacco?

Wayne Chrebet and Laveranues Coles of The Jets Podcast discuss whether it’s time to start Mike White at quarterback or continue with veteran Joe Flacco in Zach Wilson’s absence. The former Jets receivers agree on the direction the team should go this week against the Cleveland Browns.


The 33rd Team Jets Podcast: A Shaky Season Debut

This week on The 33rd Team Jets Podcast, Wayne Chrebet and Laveranues Coles break down the Jets’ Week 1 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Coles called the Jets’ performance “abysmal,” but did see some promising play in the losing effort. Chrebet and Coles gave credit to the Jets’ run game despite the weather conditions, and evaluated […]

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