Twitter Reacts to the Passing of NFL Hall of Famer Deacon Jones

June 4, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The National Football League lost one of the pioneers of its sport with the passing of Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones late Monday night. 
A 14th round pick of the Los Angeles Rams in 1961, Jones spent his 14-year NFL career redefining and revolutionizing the art of pass-rushing. He was an eight-time Pro Bowler and an eight-time All-Pro selection who helped coin the term "quarterback sack," an act he did many times as a member of the Rams, San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins. 
While sacks did not become an official statistic until 1982, the 6'5" Jones perfected his patented head-slap move to help get around offensive linemen and into the laps of quarterbacks.
Nicknamed the "Secretary of Defense," Jones was a two-time winner of the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year Award (1967, '68). He was also named to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1960s and was later inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980, his first year of eligibility.
According to hi...

Read Complete Article at Bleacher Report - NFL
Article is property of BleacherReport.com

readers comments