Clinton Jones (American football)

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Clinton Jones (American football)
Date of birth: (1945-05-24) May 24, 1945 (age 69)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Career information
Position(s): Running Back
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 1967 / Round: 1 / Pick 2
As player:
Minnesota Vikings
San Diego Chargers
Career stats
Playing stats at

Clinton Jones (born 24 May 1945)[1] is a former professional American football player in the United States from 1967 until 1973.

Jones spent his college years at Michigan State University. He finished sixth in voting for the 1966 Heisman Award, the Michigan State Spartans second year in a row as national champions. Jones was originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1967 NFL Draft. The pick used to draft Jones was one received by the Vikings from the New York Giants in exchange for the quarterback Fran Tarkenton.

Jones spent six seasons, 1967 to 1972, with Minnesota before moving on to the San Diego Chargers for one last season in 1973.

Clint Jones is a member of The Pigskin Club Of Washington, D.C. and National Intercollegiate All-American Football Players Honor Roll.

On January 9th, 2015 Jones was named to the College Football Hall Of Fame.[2]

His professional career highs were:

  • 675 yards 1971
  • 180 carries 1971
  • 9 touchdowns 1970


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