Sanchez play may be game-time decision

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Thursday that letting quarterback Mark Sanchez start may end up being a game-time decision.

NFL: N.Y. Jets 30, Houston 27

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Santonio Holmes' six-yard touchdown grab with 10 seconds left Sunday handed the New York Jets a close 30-27 decision over Houston.

NFL: New York Jets 23, Detroit 20 (OT)

DETROIT, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Nick Folk kicked field goals to tie the game and to win it in overtime Sunday, sparking the New York Jets to a 23-20 stunner over Detroit.

NFL: Green Bay 9, N.Y. Jets 0

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Mason Crosby booted three field goals and Green Bay's defense forced three turnovers Sunday in the Packers' 9-0 whitewash of the New York Jets.

NFL: New York Jets 24, Denver 20

DENVER, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- LaDainian Tomlinson scored on a 2-yard run with 1:13 left Sunday, rallying the New York Jets to a 24-20 victory over Denver.
Catcalled sports reporter returning

Catcalled sports reporter returning

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A Mexican sports reporter who said she suffered harassment from New York Jets players says she will return to reporting and interview the Pittsburgh Steelers.

NFL: New York Jets 34, Buffalo 14

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- LaDainian Tomlinson rambled for 133 yards, scoring two touchdowns Sunday in the New York Jets' 34-14 pounding of Buffalo.

NFL: New York Jets 21, Philadelphia 17

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Mark Brunell's 51-yard throw to Santonio Holmes gave New York the lead early in the fourth quarter Thursday and the Jets held on to down Philadelphia 21-17.

NFL: New York Jets 9, Carolina 3

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Nick Folk's three field goals Saturday carried the New York Jets to a lackluster 9-3 exhibition win over the Carolina Panthers.
Stars line up to be Tonys presenters

Stars line up to be Tonys presenters

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Katie Holmes, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Angela Lansbury, Daniel Radcliffe and Paula Abdul are to be presenters at Sunday's Tony Awards ceremony in New York.
Sanchez has surgery on left knee

Sanchez has surgery on left knee

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez said Wednesday surgery on his left knee went "exceptionally well."
Jets QB Sanchez to undergo surgery

Jets QB Sanchez to undergo surgery

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez will undergo surgery to fix his injured left knee, the team's Web site reported.
NFL names top high school football coach

NFL names top high school football coach

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Robert Johnson, head football coach at Mission Viejo High School in Mission Viejo, Calif., is the 2009 NFL High School Coach of the Year.
NFL: Indianapolis 30, New York Jets 17

NFL: Indianapolis 30, New York Jets 17

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning's three scoring passes carried Indianapolis past the New York Jets 30-17 Sunday, a comeback victory that sends the Colts to the Super Bowl.

NFL: NY Jets 17, San Diego 14

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A 53-yard scoring run by Shonn Greene keyed a second-half rally Sunday and helped put the New York Jets in the AFC title game with a 17-14 win over San Diego.
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Mark Sanchez
USC Trojans' quarterback Mark Sanchez celebrates after defeating the Penn State Nittany Lions 38-24 in the 95th Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California on January 1, 2009. Sanchez passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Mark Travis John Sanchez (born November 11, 1986) is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft as the second quarterback and the fifth overall selection by the New York Jets. He played college football at the University of Southern California. Sanchez is only the fourth rookie quarterback in NFL history to win his first playoff game and the second to win two playoff games in his rookie season.

Sanchez was born in Long Beach, California and is of Mexican American descent. As a high school quarterback at Mission Viejo High School, he was named football player of the year by several major college recruiting services and was considered the top quarterback in the nation coming out of high school in 2005. He chose to attend USC, where he rose to starting quarterback his redshirt junior season. Because of his heritage, Sanchez found himself thrust into the spotlight as a symbol of Mexican-American identity and a role model for children. In his single season as the starting quarterback, Sanchez led the Trojans to a 12–1 season and No. 2 ranking in the Coaches Poll and No. 3 in the AP Poll, while capturing the 2009 Rose Bowl Offensive Most Valuable Player award. After initially showing interest in staying for his final season of eligibility, he became the first USC quarterback since Todd Marinovich after the 1990 season to leave school with remaining eligibility to enter to the NFL Draft, although because of his redshirt season he had accumulated sufficient credits to graduate and left the USC campus with a bachelor's degree in Communications.

Sanchez was well regarded upon his arrival at USC. He did not play during his freshman year, and instead took a redshirt season. During this time he participated as the quarterback of USC's scout team, earning the Trojans' Service Team Offensive Player of the Year Award.

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