Morgan Stanley has hired Wayne Chrebet, National Football League (NFL) veteran and former wide receiver with the New York Jets, to join its global wealth management office in Red Bank, N.J., as a financial advisor.

Chrebet is joining the Moldaver Group, one of Morgan Stanley’s leading wealth management teams, led by Senior Vice President Ed Moldaver. The team consists of six investment professionals.

Moldaver is a member of the Chairman’s Club, Morgan Stanley’s top recognition club for advisors and was recently invited to attend Barron’s Winner’s Circle fourth-annual “Top Advisors Summit,” an exclusive conference for wealth management leaders and industry decision makers.

“We are extremely pleased that Wayne has joined Morgan Stanley,” says Christopher Shaw, Red Bank, N.J., complex manager. “Wayne is well known and respected in our local community and throughout the NFL, and is a valued addition to our team.”

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Chrebet played in the NFL for 11 seasons (1995-2005) exclusively for the Jets. In 1995, as a walk-on, he earned a spot with the New York Jets as a wide receiver. During his tenure with the Jets, he set the NFL record for the most receptions by a wide receiver in his first two seasons.

In 2004, Sports Illustrated dubbed Mr. Chrebet’s career history as “one of the greatest rags to riches stories in the history of professional sports.” One of his nicknames is “Mr. Third Down.”

His career record includes 580 receptions, about 7,400 receiving yards and 41 touchdowns. His jersey number with the Jets, now retired, is 80.

Chrebet is actively involved with The Colleen Gibson Foundation, The United Way, The Boomer Esiason Foundation, The Starlight Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Additionally, both Chrebet and Moldaver are active within The Alliance of the Guardian Angels, an organization led by founder Curtis Sliwa that helps low-income neighborhoods deal with bullying and gang activity. In 2007, Moldaver proudly received the Angel of the Year award from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sliwa.

On June 9, Chrebet is set to receive “The Guardian Angel Role Model For Real Life Award” to honor his contributions as well as his integrity both on and off the football field. Previous honorees include Rudy Giuliani, George Pataki, John Catsimatidis and Carl Icahn.

Chrebet, 36, earned an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Hofstra University.