Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Celebrity News: NFL Hall of Famer David ‘Deacon’ Jones Dies at 74


Another NFL legend has passed away, David 'Deacon' Jones.   He was one of the pioneers when it came to the history of African American ball players.  Many NFL players of this era should be grateful to his memory, he helped pave the way for them to play in America.

According to KTLA.com, NFL celebrity, David 'Deacon' Jones played for the Rams from 1961 to ’71 and later for the San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins, was the league’s top defensive player in 1967 and ’68 and was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times. He was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980.

May NFL celebrity, David 'Deacon' Jones rest in peace at 74 years old.

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NFL Hall of Famer David ‘Deacon’ Jones Dies at 74

By KTLA Web Staff

LOS ANGELES — Hall of Fame football player David “Deacon” Jones, one of the Los Angeles Rams’ heralded Fearsome Foursome whose outspoken persona and relentless pursuit of quarterbacks helped turn defensive linemen into stars, died Monday of natural causes at his home in Anaheim Hills. He was 74.

His death was confirmed late Monday by his stepson Greg Pinto.

Jones, who played for the Rams from 1961 to ’71 and...Read full article, here.

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