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Deacon Jones

David D. Jones

Position: DE
Height: 6-5    Weight: 272 lbs.

Born: December 9, 1938 in Eatonville, FL
Died: June 3, 2013 in Anaheim Hills, CA
High School: Hungerford
College: South Carolina St., Miss. Valley St.
Drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 14th round (186th overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 90 (222nd overall since 1950)
8-time Pro Bowler & 5-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1980

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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #34. Steve Largent… #35. John Elway… #36. Raymond Berry… #37. DEACON JONES… #38. Ray Nitschke… #39. Arnie Weinmeister… #40. Willie Davis… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1961 23 RAM LDE 75 14 0 0 3 10 0 6
1962 24 RAM LDE 75 14 0 0 1 0 0 6
1963 25 RAM LDE 75 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
1964* 26 RAM LDE 75 14 0 0 3 0 0 9
1965*+ 27 RAM LDE 75 14 1 9
1966*+ 28 RAM LDE 75 14 1 50 0 50 0 0 0 1 0 0 14
1967*+ 29 RAM LDE 75 14 0 0 1 0 0 1 14
1968*+ 30 RAM LDE 75 14 14 14
1969*+ 31 RAM LDE 75 14 14 0 0 1 0 0 11
1970* 32 RAM LDE 75 14 13 0 0 1 0 0 10
1971 33 RAM LDE 75 11 10 5
1972* 34 SDG LDE 75 14 14 0 0 2 0 0 6
1973 35 SDG LDE 75 12 12 0 0 1 0 0 5
1974 36 WAS de 75 14 1 2
Career 191 78 2 50 0 50 0 0 0 15 10 0 2 118
11 yrs RAM 151 51 2 50 0 50 0 0 0 12 10 0 2 105
2 yrs SDG 26 26 0 0 3 0 0 11
1 yr WAS 14 1 2

Kicking & Punting

Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1974 36 WAS de 75 14 1 1 1 100.0%
Career 191 78 1 1 100.0%
11 yrs RAM 151 51
2 yrs SDG 26 26
1 yr WAS 14 1 1 1 100.0%

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1961 23 RAM LDE 75 14 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
1962 24 RAM LDE 75 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Career 191 2 12 0 12 6.0 12
11 yrs RAM 151 51 2 12 0 12 6.0 12
2 yrs SDG 26 26 0
1 yr WAS 14 1 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1965*+ 27 RAM LDE 75 14 1 2
1967*+ 29 RAM LDE 75 14 1 2
1974 36 WAS de 75 14 1 1 1
Career 191 78 1 2 5
11 yrs RAM 151 51 2 4
2 yrs SDG 26 26 0
1 yr WAS 14 1 1 1

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams