Willie Jones (American football)

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Willie Jones
No. 90
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1957-11-22) November 22, 1957 (age 59)
Place of birth: Dublin, Georgia
Career information
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Fumble recoveries: 3
Touchdowns: 2
Games played: 40
Player stats at NFL.com

Willie Lorenzo Jones (born November 22, 1957) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 1979 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.

Jones was inducted into the Florida State Seminoles Hall of Fame in 1988.

College career[edit]

Jones played college football at Florida State University from 1975 to 1978. During his career he recorded 20 sacks and was an All-American as a senior. He was the defensive MVP of the 1977 Tangerine Bowl[1] and MVP of the 1979 Senior Bowl.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Jones was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 1979 NFL Draft. He played three years for the team from 1979 to 1981 and led the team in sacks as a rookie with 10. He was also a member of the Raiders Super Bowl XV victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Personal[edit]

His son, Christian, played college football at Florida State and currently plays for the Chicago Bears.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skutt, Bill (December 24, 1977). "Love aids FSU rush -- Bowden"Paid subscription required. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved March 18, 2017 – via newspapers.com. 
  2. ^ UPI (January 14, 1979). "South rises again, wallops North in Senior Bowl, 31-21"Paid subscription required. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved March 18, 2017 – via newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ Bobby Bowden kept up with the Joneses

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