Calvin Jones (cornerback)
|Date of birth||January 26, 1951|
|Place of birth||San Francisco, California|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|NFL draft||1973 / Round: 15 / Pick 373|
|Career highlights and awards|
Calvin Jones (born January 26, 1951 in San Francisco, California) is a former cornerback of the Denver Broncos. He collegiately played for Washington Huskies. He graduated from Balboa High School in the Fall of 1968.
In 1970 Calvin Jones, along with Mark Wheeler and Ira Hammon, quit the University of Washington team, holding a press conference denouncing racial discrimination on the part of the coaching staff led by coach Jim Owens. In 1971 Don Smith, an African-American, was appointed UW assistant athletic director. He asked Calvin Jones to return to the UW. Calvin Jones became an All-American for UW in 1972.
- "2016 Media Guide" (PDF). GoHuskies.com. University of Washington Athletics. p. 162. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
- Balboa High School 1968 1969 yearbook Photos san francisco
- http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/at-long-last-peace-for-three-uw-players/ retrieved 11/28/15
- http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20060511&slug=smith11 retrieved 11/28/15
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