|Date of birth:||December 29, 1924|
|Place of birth:||Arcadia, Louisiana, United States|
|NFL Draft:||1946 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2|
(By the Chicago Cardinals)
|Miami Seahawks (AAFC)|
Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC)
|Career highlights and awards|
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William Augustus "Dub" Jones (born December 29, 1924 in Arcadia, Louisiana) is a former American football running back who played ten seasons with the Cleveland Browns and the Miami Seahawks from 1950 to 1955 in the National Football League and the old All-America Football Conference.
Early life and college[edit | edit source]
Jones grew up in northern Louisiana and attended Ruston High School in Ruston, Louisiana. Jones helped lead the school's Bearcats football team to the state championship in 1941 under head coach L.J. "Hoss" Garrett. He played college football at Tulane University. Jones joined the U.S. Navy in 1945 as World War II drew to a close. He played football for a military team at the Naval Submarine Base New London in New London, Connecticut.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Jones was a one time Pro Bowler in 1951, a season in which he had 104 rushing carries for 492 yards, and 30 receptions for 570 yards and 12 touchdowns. Jones is best known for having six touchdowns in a single game against the Chicago Bears, an NFL record that is tied only by Ernie Nevers and Gale Sayers.
Later life[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "William "Dub" Jones". Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/6BOoFnwpL. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
- "Holy Cross Beats Sub Base, 20–6". The News and Courier. United Press International (Worcester, Mass.): p. 6. November 5, 1945. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SINJAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yAsNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3719,951410&dq=dub-jones&hl=en. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
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