Deacon Jones was a 14th-round selection by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1961 draft.
Deacon quickly developed into a dominating defensive end.
Jones sacks Hall of Fame QB Johnny Unitas.
Blessed with speed, agility, and quickness, the “Deacon” became one of the finest pass rushers in football.
Jones teamed with Hall of Fame defensive tackle Merlin Olsen to give Los Angeles a perennial All-Pro left side of the defensive line.
For many years, L.A. was the NFL's top defensive team because of the famous "Fearsome Foursome" front line, with Jones, Lundy, Grier and Olsen.
Jones was chosen the top defensive player in the NFL in 1967 and 1968.
The extremely durable and dedicated Jones missed just five games of a possible 196 regular-season encounters in 14 NFL campaigns.
Deacon was noted for clean, but hard-hitting play.
Jones was innovative and quick-thinking on the field.
Deacon played in eight Pro Bowls.
Deacon was among the first of fast, tough, and mobile defensive linemen.
In 1972, Jones was included in a multi-player trade with the San Diego Chargers. He was an instant success with his new team, leading all Chargers' defensive linemen in tackles and winning a berth on the AFC Pro Bowl squad.
Deacon concluded his career with the Washington Redskins in 1974.
Deacon Jones practiced kicking during warm-ups prior to his final game of his NFL career.
Deacon presented his late coach George Allen during his induction on Aug. 3, 2002.
Jones at the 2010 Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner.
Deacon at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinee Golf Classic.
Deacon during his Enshrinement in 1980.
Jones' Hall of Fame Mural.
Jones' Hall of Fame bust.