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Deacon Jones

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Birthday
9, 1938
Birthplace
Eatonville, FL
Death Date
Jun 3, 2013 (74)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
9, 1938
Birthplace
Eatonville, FL
Death Date
Jun 3, 2013 (74)

About

Hall of Fame NFL defensive end widely considered to be one of the greatest defensive players ever. He was an 8-time Pro Bowl selection and 2-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year during his career.

Before Fame

He played football, baseball, and basketball at Hungerford High School.

Trivia

He made his mark in NFL history by coining the term sack in reference to tackling a quarterback behind the line of scrimmage.

Family Life

He married Elizabeth Jones in 1960.

Associated With

He and Merlin Olsen were part of the famous Fearsome Foursome defensive line for the Los Angeles Rams.

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