Rulon Jones

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Rulon Jones
Date of birth: (1958-03-25) March 25, 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth: Salt Lake City, Utah
Career information
Position(s): Defensive end
College: Utah State
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 2/ Pick 42
As player:
1980-1988 Denver Broncos
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1985, 1986
Awards: UPI AFL-AFC Player of the Year
Career stats
Playing stats at

Rulon Jones (born March 25, 1958 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is a retired American football defensive lineman.

Jones was drafted out of the Utah State University in the 1980 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He played his entire career in Denver. During his career, Jones played in 129 games and recorded 52.5 official quarterback sacks. Sacks were an unnofficial statistic in his first two seasons, when he had 11½ in 1980 and 9½ in 1981.

During the 1986 season, he was named the UPI AFL-AFC Player of the Year on defense. A future NFL player Rulon Davis was named after Jones and would also go on to play with the Broncos in the 2000s. Jones retired after the 1988 season. He now lives in Firth, Idaho with his wife, Kathy.

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