|Date of birth:January 26, 1951|
|Place of birth: San Francisco, California|
|NFL Draft: 1973 / Round: 15 / Pick: 373|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*Denver Broncos (1973–1976)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Washington MVP (1972)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Calvin Jones (born January 26, 1951 in San Francisco, California) is a former American football player, a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) with the Denver Broncos. He played college football at the University of Washington in Seattle, and graduated from Balboa High School in San Francisco in the fall of 1968.
In 1970, Jones, along with Mark Wheeler and Ira Hammon, quit the UW football team, holding a press conference denouncing racial discrimination on the part of the coaching staff, led by head coach Jim Owens. In 1971, Don Smith, an African-American, was appointed UW assistant athletic director. Smith asked Jones to return to the UW, and Jones became an All-American in 1972.
- ↑ "2016 Media Guide". University of Washington Athletics. p. 162. http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/washington.sidearmsports.com/documents/2016/7/8/2016_FB_Guide.pdf. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
- ↑ Balboa High School 1968 1969 yearbook Photos san francisco
- ↑ http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/at-long-last-peace-for-three-uw-players/ retrieved 11/28/15
- ↑ http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20060511&slug=smith11 retrieved 11/28/15
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