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Willie Jones (American football)

Willie Jones
No. 90
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1957-11-22) November 22, 1957
Place of birth: Dublin, Georgia
Career information
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42
Debuted in 1979
Last played in 1981
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Fumble recoveries 3
Touchdowns 2
Games played 40
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

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 also was the MVP of the 1977 Tangerine Bowl and 1978 Senior Bowl.

Professional career

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

His son, Christian, played college football at Florida State and currently plays for the Chicago Bears. [1]

References

  1. ^ Bobby Bowden kept up with the Joneses

External links

  • Florida State Seminoles bio
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