This one is a little bit sketchy, but it appears that on April 4, 1967, the Jets agreed to a trade with the Miami Dolphins that would send Mike Hudock back to NY in exchange for OT Nick DeFelice. Hudock, a center, was an original member of the Titans, having played in all but 6 Jet/Titan games from 1960 - 65. He was selected by the Dolphins in the expansion draft following the 1965 season where he played one season before the Dolphins sent him back to the Jets in exchange for DeFelice.
Hudock would be dealt once again during the 67 offseason, when the Jets traded him to the Chiefs in June. He would finish his career playing in just 4 games for KC during the 67 season. As for DeFelice, he had played 1 season as a Jet, blocking for Joe Namath in 1965.
DeFelice, who went on to become the CEO of Oxford Industries, a Connecticut manufacturing company, is pictured here with Joe. “Namath was a terrific guy, a real gentleman," DeFelice recalls. "He really treated his linemen special. Whenever we went out to dinner, he always picked up the tab."
April 4, 1982
And, on April 4, 1982, the Jets signed FA running back, Mike Askew, from Kean College a Division III school in Union, NJ. Askew was a record setting return man in college, setting DIII records as both a kick returner and punt returner. In 1980, he averaged over 41 yards per kick return with 3 TDs and nearly 20 yards per punt return with 1 TD. He would be cut by the team in August.