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Joe Walton, a former Jets coach, died at the age of 85.

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. for AP National Sports
Joe Walton, the former New York Jets coach who established Robert Morris University’s football program from the bottom up, has died, according to AP Pro Football Writers.
Walton died on Sunday, according to an obituary on Robert Morris’ website.
There was no mention of a cause of death.
Walton was the Jets’ coach for seven years, going 53-57-1 and taking the team to the playoffs twice.
Walton, a former NFL tight end for the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants, caught 178 catches for 2,628 yards and 28 touchdowns in seven seasons with the Redskins and Giants.
Robert Morris hired the seasoned NFL assistant in 1993, and he went 114-92-1 in 20 seasons.