David D. "Deacon" Jones (December 9, 1938 – June 3, 2013) was an American football defensive end. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, and the Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980. Jones specialized in sacks, a term that he coined.
Deacon Jones. David D. Jones Position: DE 6-5, 272lb (196cm, 123kg) Born: December 9, 1938 in Eatonville, FL. Died: June 3, 2013 in Anaheim Hills, CA. College: South Carolina St., Miss. Valley St. Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 103 (115th overall since 1960) High School: Hungerford
Deacon Jones. Actor: Heaven Can Wait. Defensive left end for the L.A. Rams. Member of the "Fearsome Foursome" [Jones, Lamar Lundy, Merlin Olsen and Roosevelt Grier]. Specialized in 'sacking' the quarterback. Has been given credit for originating that term. Inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Has guest-starred on several TV series during the 1970s.
David "Deacon" Jones, the Hall of Fame defensive end whom some consider the greatest defensive player in NFL history, died Monday at the age of 74.
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Jones did retire as the league's all-time sack leader with 173.5, only to be surpassed by Reggie White (198) and Bruce Smith (200). Jones currently sits third on the all-time list, one of only ...
Hall of Famer Deacon Jones, the leader of the Fearsome Foursome defensive line for the Rams in the 1960s, died Monday. He was 74. Manny Rubio/USA TODAY Sports
Defensive left end for the L.A. Rams. Member of the "Fearsome Foursome" [Jones, Lamar Lundy, Merlin Olsen and Roosevelt Grier]. Specialized in 'sacking' the quarterback. Has been given credit for originating that term. Inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Has guest-starred on several TV series during the 1970s.
Deacon Jones played 14 seasons in the trenches of the NFL, yet he somehow managed to miss just five games. He played in 191 of a possible 196 regular-season games at defensive end in his career.
528K views 6 years ago. #FlashbackFridays Here's a look back at the highlights of the great NFL Defensive End Deacon Jones. He lands at #15 of the Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players (2010). Show more.