NFL Great -Deacon Jones- Dead At 74

Sad to hear that Deacon Jones has passed at age 74 of natural causes. Deacon Jones is simply the greatest defensive end in the history of the NFL. Jones was part of one of the greatest defensive lines ever the Los Angeles Rams famed “Fearsome Foursome.” Jones was famous for his head slap move. Sacks were not an official stat back during most of his career. In 1967-68 he had a total of 50 sacks- 26 in ’67 and  24 in ’68. Deacon Jones will be remembered mostly as a Los Angeles Ram but he finished his career with San Diego and Washington. He played 14 seasons and was an All-Pro in 8. He was drafted in the 14th round in 1961 by the Rams. He was ranked the 15th greatest NFL player ever by nfl.com.

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