Jim Jones (American football, born 1935)

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Jim Jones
Jim Jones (defensive back).jpg
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Position:Defensive back
Personal information
Born:(1935-05-06)May 6, 1935
Waco, Texas
Died:October 5, 1982(1982-10-05) (aged 47)
King County, Washington
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Tacoma (WA) Lincoln
College:Washington
NFL Draft:1958 / Round: 3 / Pick: 30
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First Team All-PCC (1957)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

James Ray Jones (May 6, 1935 – October 5, 1982) was an American football defensive back who played one season with the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the third round of the 1958 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Washington. Jones was also a member of the BC Lions and Oakland Raiders.

Early years[edit]

Jones played high school football at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington, earning all-state honors as a fullback.[1]

College career[edit]

Jones played for the Washington Huskies from 1956 to 1957, recording career totals of 852 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[2] He earned First Team All-PCC honors and was co-captain of the Huskies his senior year in 1957.[1][3] He was invited to the Chicago College All-Star Game in 1958.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Jones was selected by the Los Angeles Rams with the 30th pick in the 1958 NFL Draft. He played in twelve games for the Rams during the 1958 season.[4] He played in fifteen games for the BC Lions from 1960 to 1961.[5][6][7] Jones played in one game for the Oakland Raiders in 1961.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Jones died on October 5, 1982 in King County, Washington after a scuba diving accident near Seattle, Washington.[4][8] He was an insurance agent for Allstate at the time of his death.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jim Jones - Husky Star - ex-Lincoln High star leads at U of W in rushing". tacomapubliclibrary.org. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Jim Jones". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on October 1, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  3. ^ Myers, Bob (November 27, 1957). "Northern Teams Dominate Coast All Star Eleven". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Associated Press. p. 9. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "JIM JONES". profootballarchives.com. Archived from the original on September 9, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  5. ^ "Jim Jones". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "1960 British Columbia Lions". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  7. ^ "1961 British Columbia Lions". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Jim Jones - joins Canadian pro league". tacomapubliclibrary.org. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.

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