Art Jones (American football)

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Art Jones
Position:Halfback / Defensive back
Personal information
Born:(1919-06-13)June 13, 1919
Farmville, Virginia
Died:August 29, 1995(1995-08-29) (aged 76)
Career information
College:Richmond
NFL Draft:1941 / Round: 2 / Pick: 11
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:18
Games started:11
Touchdowns:5
Player stats at NFL.com

Arthur Edward Jones, Jr. (June 13, 1919 — August 29, 1995) was a professional American football defensive back in the National Football League (NFL). He played two seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1941, 1945). After playing college football for Richmond, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round (11th overall) of the 1941 NFL Draft. His rights were transferred to the Steelers due to the events later referred to as the Pennsylvania Polka. He served in World War II for the United States Navy before rejoining the Steelers in 1945.[1][2] He played for the Richmond Rebels of the Dixie League in 1946.

In 1975, Jones was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WW II Honor Roll". ProFootballHOF.com. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Art Jones". ProFootballArchives.com. Retrieved September 19, 2019.

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