By John Turney
Gary Jeter, former Giants and Rams defensive end, passes away at 61. Jeter’s cause of death has not yet been reported.
In 1983 Jeter was traded for a 3rd-round pick and a 6th-round pick to the Los Angeles Rams, a team that was
Here is some video of Jeter in the 1985 Playoff game versus Dallas. Rams used a 3-man line that day, rather that going to their usual nickel, as analyst Dick Vermeil notes.
In 1986 he led the team with eight sacks and in 1987, again, he led the team with seven. In 1988 he had 11.5 sacks. The Rams used what they termed the "Eagle" defense with featured two linemen and five linebackers, and Jeter was one of the two linemen in that scheme and was usually at right defensive tackle in the 40-nickel/dime the Rams recorded 56 sacks which led the NFL and tied a then-franchise record (set in 1980 and tied in 1985). On September 18, 1988,
In 1989 Jeter was left unprotected by the Rams and as such was an unconditional free agent the Patriots signed him to a Plan-B free agent contract where was second on the Patriots in sacks with seven. However, age and hip and thigh injuries caused the Patriots released him and in 1990 he re-signed with the Rams, but his back injuries caused him to fail the Rams physical, ending his career
For more on his High School and Collegiate career you can click HERE and HERE