Melvin Jones (American football)

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Melvin Jones
No. 61
Date of birth (1956-09-27) September 27, 1956 (age 60)
Place of birth Houston, Texas
Career information
Position(s) Guard
College Houston
NFL draft 1980 / Round: 7 / Pick: 187
Career history
As player
1981 Washington Redskins
Career stats

Melvin Earl Jones (born September 27, 1954) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins.

He played college football at the University of Houston and was drafted in the seventh round of the 1980 NFL Draft. After getting phlebitis at the 1980 training camp, he was the injured reserve list for that season.[1][2] He played during the 1981 season,[3] but was cut from the 1982 team.[4]


  1. ^ Wilbon, Michael (11 August 1981). Two Redskins Make Up For Year Out of Game, Washington Post
  2. ^ Attner, Paul (20 August 1980). Redskins Cut 3 Draft Picks, Washington Post
  3. ^ Attner, Paul (4 September 1981). Redskin Line Earns Starke's Approval, Washington Post
  4. ^ Attner, Paul (27 November 1982). Some Redskins 'Hogging' the Victories, Washington Post