Hector, Johnny (RB)

Pro Set 1989, #298

CARDS: Action Packed 1990, Fleer 1990, Pro Set 1989
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Home
SENT: 10/14/20 RECEIVED: 4/2/22 (550 days)


  • Johnny Hector was the Jets second round draft pick out of Texas A&M during the 1983 NFL Draft.
  • From 1979-82, carried the ball 550 times for 2587 yards and 20 TDs., while also catching 67 passes for 516 yards while playing for the Aggies.
  • After a largely forgettable rookie season, Johnny had 531 yards and a TD on 124 carries in 1984.
  • Had a real nose for the endzone, rushing for 6 TDs in 1985, 8 in ’86, 11 in ’87, and 10 in ’88.
  • His 11 rushing TDs in ’87 tied for the NFL lead.
  • During the ’86 season became the first Jet to rush (117 yards) and receive (100 yards) over 100 yards in the same game.
  • Set franchise record with 40 carries the following week.
  • Ran for a career high 702 yards in 1989.
  • Retired after the 1992 NFL season.


A big coup for me here in Johnny. Sometimes you get this sensation, like a sixth sense that some of these long shots and dormant/ rare signers are going to pay off. Johnny was one of them, and I had thought that these cards were long gone. I was pleasantly surprised to find these three in my mailbox.