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"I’m the best defensive end around. I’d hate to have to play against me!”
(Mississippi Vocational)...6'5'', 272...David D. Jones ... Obscure 14th-round draft pick, 1961 ... Among first of fast, tough, mobile defensive linemen ... Noted for clean, but hard-hitting play ... Specialized in quarterback "sacks", a term he invented ... Innovative, quick-thinking, flamboyant ... Unanimous all-league six straight years, 1965-1970 ... Played in eight Pro Bowls ... NFL Defensive Player of Year, 1967-1968 ... Born December 9, 1938, in Eatonville, Florida ... Died June 3, 2013, at age of 74.
RT @NFL: 16,726 rushing yards.
9 Pro Bowl trips.
And a place in the @ProFootballHOF for eternity.
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Posted on 25 Jul
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