Report: NFL Hall Of Famer Deacon Jones Dies


HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Pro Football Hall of Famer Deacon Jones, considered by many, one of the greatest defensive ends ever, has died at the age of 74.

The Redskins official Twitter page posted the announcement of his death:

According to, Jones was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 14th round of the 1961 NFL Draft, and spent over a decade of his professional career on his original team.

During his time as a professional football player, he earned eight Pro Bowl berths and five All-Pro honors. Jones, who also spent time playing with the San Diego Chargers, ended his professional football career in 1974.

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