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Art Monk

Wide Receiver

James Arthur Monk

Inducted 2012

Date of Birth



White Plains, NY


Syracuse University (1976-1979)


Art Monk played two seasons as a tailback and two at wide receiver. The first-team All-America, led his team in receiving from 1977-1979 and still ranks in the top-ten on several school career record lists, including: career receptions, all-time receiving yards and receiving yards per game. With 1,644 career receiving yards in 35 games, Monk set a school record with a 47-receiving yards per game average. He also recorded the greatest game by a receiver in Syracuse history against Navy, catching 14 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns. Chosen in the first round of the 1980 NFL Draft, Monk played for the Washington Redskins from 1980-93 and the New York Jets in 1994. An active member of the National Football Foundation Central New York Chapter, Monk sits on the board of trustees at Syracuse. The co-founder of the Good Samaritan Foundation, he has worked with the Leukemia Society, Project Harvest and I Have a Dream.


Height 6'3

Weight 210

Career Highlights

  • 1979 First Team All-America
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