David "Deacon" Jones Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Athlete

David

Birthday :

December 9, 1938

Died On :

June 3, 2013

Also Known For :

Football Player

Birth Place :

Eatonville, Florida, United States of America

Zodiac Sign :

Sagittarius

Chinese Zodiac :

Tiger

Birth Element :

Earth


David "Deacon" Jones was born on December 9th, in 1938. He was a famous defensive American football player. He earned recognition after playing for the Los Angeles Rams, the Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers. Later, in 1980, after making a name for himself through his thriving career, he was listed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Early Life

David "Deacon" Jones was born on December 9th, in 1938. His place of birth was in Eatonville, Florida. He was born into a family of ten children.



Education

David "Deacon" Jones joined Hungerford High School. Here, he honed his football playing skills. Besides this, he also played basketball and baseball.

Early Career

David "Deacon" Jones began his college football career by first playing for South Carolina State University. In 1959, he did not participate in any major college competitions. However, the following year, he went to Mississippi Vocational College where he played for a short period.



Later Career

In the 1961 NFL Draft, David "Deacon" Jones was fortunate enough to be drafted. The Los Angeles Rams had selected him to play for them. As a defensive line player, he went ahead to earn recognition for being one of the Fearsome Foursome. This was a name given to the Rams defensive line.

Due to his exceptional talent on the field, Jones bagged home the All-Pro Honors award for five years in a row. Similarly, he later participated in seven consecutive Pro Bowls beginning in 1964 to 1970.

Personal life

David "Deacon" Jones tied the knot with his wife named Elizabeth.



Later Career

Besides winning fans on the pitch, David "Deacon" Jones also won the love of many through his role as a television actor. In most cases, he featured in cameo roles. He made appearances in shows such as The Odd Couple, The Brady Bunch, and Bewitched.

Business

Jones also went from company to company offering his services. Some of the companies that he was associated with include Haggar Clothing, Miller Brewing Company, Epson America among others.

Death

David "Deacon" Jones passed away on June 3rd, in 2013. He breathed last as the age of 74.


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