Ben Jones (halfback)

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Ben Jones
Date of birth (1899-03-18)March 18, 1899
Place of birth Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date of death May 17, 1929(1929-05-17) (aged 30)
Place of death Grove City, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) Fullback/Halfback/Wingback
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
College Grove City
Indiana (Pennsylvania)
Career history
As player
1923 Canton Bulldogs
1924 Cleveland Bulldogs
1925–1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets
1926 Canton Bulldogs
1927–1928 Chicago Cardinals
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Benjamin F. H. Jones (March 18, 1899 – May 17, 1929) was a professional football player during the early years of the National Football League (NFL). Jones won an NFL championship with the Canton Bulldogs in 1923, one with the Cleveland Bulldogs in 1924, and another with the Frankford Yellow Jackets in 1926. He finished his career with the Chicago Cardinals in 1928. Jones died on May 17, 1929 at the age of 30. The cause of death was due to gas inhalation after he was exposed to an explosion at a clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 15, 1929.

According to a front page article in the Simpson Times Leader in Ford City, Pennsylvania on May 22, 1929, Jim Thorpe, the former All-American football player, attended his funeral. Jones is buried at Woodland Cemetery, located in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

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