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
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
Jones was drafted in the first round of the
1946 NFL Draft by the Chicago Cardinals and played for the Miami Seahawks of the AAFC before coming to the Browns before the 1948 NFL season.
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
Jones is the father of former NFL
quarterback Bert Jones. He also served as an assistant coach on the Cleveland Browns from 1963-1970.
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