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William "Dub" Jones
Date of birth: (1924-12-29) December 29, 1924 (age 94)
Place of birth: Arcadia, Louisiana, United States
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: Tulane
NFL Draft: 1946 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
(By the Chicago Cardinals)
Organizations
 As player:
1946
1946-1947
1948-1955
Miami Seahawks (AAFC)
Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC)
Cleveland Browns
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1
Playing stats at NFL.com

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 collegeEdit

Jones grew up in northern Louisiana and attended Ruston High School in Ruston, Louisiana.[1] Jones helped lead the school's Bearcats football team to the state championship in 1941 under head coach L.J. "Hoss" Garrett.[1] 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.[2]

Professional careerEdit

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 lifeEdit

Jones is the father of former NFL quarterback Bert Jones. He also served as an assistant coach on the Cleveland Browns from 1963-1970.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "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.
  2. "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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