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Deacon Jones
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Jones in a 1971 promotional photo for his guest appearance on The Brady Bunch
No. 75
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1938-12-09)December 9, 1938
Eatonville, Florida
Died: June 3, 2013(2013-06-03) (aged 74)
Anaheim Hills, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school: Hungerford
(Eatonville, Florida)
College: Mississippi Valley State
NFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 14 / Pick: 186
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl (1964–1970, 1972)
  • 5× First-team All-Pro (1965–1969)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (1964, 1970, 1972)
  • 2× NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1967, 1968)
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
  • Los Angeles Rams No. 75 retired
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions: 2
Games played: 191
Player stats at NFL.com

David D. "Deacon" Jones (December 9, 1938 – June 3, 2013) was an American professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, and the Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980.

Jones specialized in quarterback "sacks" stats, a term which he coined. Nicknamed "the Secretary of Defense", Jones is considered one of the greatest defensive players ever. The Los Angeles Times called Jones "most valuable Ram of all time," and former Rams head coach George Allen called him the "greatest defensive end of modern football".

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