Memories of Draft Day

Oh how I still miss the excitement of Draft time in the NFL!

When I was 16 I began holding my own mock drafts using “Street and Smiths” football book and watching the one game of the week on TV with Keith Jackson announcing. My dad and uncle were the two team physicians for the Jets and they became my obsession. After graduating from Ohio State, attending every football practice and game, I went to work for the Jets in 1974.

Starting as secretary in scouting, this was before computers or combines and the draft in February was 17 rounds, I watched practice and read reports and learned from coaches and scouts.

Calling in draft selections to the city and hearing discussions over whom Jets would choose was a thrill that started my road to becoming the first female scout in NFL.

Connie Carberg and Joe Klecko
New York Jets
Connie Carberg

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