Ben Jones
Position:Fullback / Halfback / Wingback
Personal information
Born:(1899-03-18)March 18, 1899
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Died:May 17, 1929(1929-05-17) (aged 30)
Grove City, Pennsylvania
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:DuBois (PA)
College:Grove City
Career history
* Canton Bulldogs (1923)
Career highlights and awards
* 3× NFL champion (1923, 1924, 1926)
  • All-NFL Canton Daily News (1923)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Benjamin Franklin Hanser Jones (March 18, 1899 – May 17, 1929) was a professional football player during the early years of the National Football League (NFL). Jones won an NFL championship with the Canton Bulldogs in 1923, one with the Cleveland Bulldogs in 1924, and another with the Frankford Yellow Jackets in 1926. He finished his career with the Chicago Cardinals in 1928. Jones died on May 17, 1929 at the age of 30. The cause of death was due to gas inhalation after he was exposed to an explosion at a clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 15, 1929.

According to a front page article in the Simpson Times Leader in Ford City, Pennsylvania on May 22, 1929, Jim Thorpe, the former All-American football player, attended his funeral. Jones is buried at Woodland Cemetery, located in Grove City, Pennsylvania.


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