Joe Klecko Interview • Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023

Joe Klecko is a First Class Father and NFL Legend who will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the Class of 2023. Joe played Defensive End and Defensive Tackle for the New York Jets from 1977 - 1987. He was the NFL Sack Leader in 1981 and was a part of the legendary New York Sack Exchange. His #73 was retired by the New York Jets and was one of the first players selected for the New York Jets Ring of Honor. He played his college football at Temple.
In this Episode, Joe shares his Fatherhood journey which includes five children. He discusses how becoming a dad while entering the NFL changed his perspective on life. He describes the importance of family and how the breakdown of Nuclear Families has hurt our society. He talks about his faith, the role it played in raising his kids and the values he hopes to instill in all of his kids growing up. He discusses the Legacy he wants to leave behind as a dad which is far more important than his NFL legacy. He talks about his expectations for being enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and sharing that experience with his family. He tells us who will introduce him prior to his Hall of Fame speech. He offers some great advice for new or soon-to-be dads and more!

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