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Gastineau, Walker to be inducted into Ring of Honor

6. MARK GASTINEAU Defensive end, 1979-88 Gastineau joined

Defensive end, 1979-88
Gastineau joined Klecko, Marty Lyons and Abdul Salaam on the Sack Exchange and was a premier pass rusher in his era. He held the single-season sack record of 22 (1984) until it was broken by Michael Strahan of the Giants. Gastineau was one of the most flamboyant players of his era. His sack dances were at once entertaining to fans yet annoying to opponents and even some of his teammates, who felt Gastineau’s me-first antics took away from the team. Gastineau played in five Pro Bowls and was a three-time first-team All Pro. (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

The Jets announced Thursday that Mark Gastineau and Wesley Walker will be inducted into the organization's 2012 Ring of Honor Class.

The pair will be honored during the Jets' Week 5 matchup with the Houston Texans on Oct. 8.

Gastineau, a member of the infamous "New York Sack Exchange," played for the Jets from 1977-88. The defensive end was a five-time Pro Bowler and All Pro selection and had 74 sacks in 10 seasons.

Walker, a two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, finished his 13-year career with 8,306 receiving yards and 71 touchdown on 438 catches.

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