Harry Lee Jones (born July 25, 1945 in Huntington, West Virginia) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League. He was a first-round selection (19th overall pick) by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1967 NFL Draft, and played from 1967 to 1970 for the Eagles. He played college football at Arkansas.
Playing career Edit
college football for the Arkansas Razorbacks. In 1965, Jones set a then-school record for rushing yards in a game with 293 yards. He also led the nation in rushing in 1965. In 1966 he earned All-American honors.
Philadelphia Eagles Edit
Jones was drafted by the
Philadelphia Eagles in the first round (19th overall) of the 1967 NFL Draft. He was signed by the team on July 6, 1967. He was waived on August 2, 1972.  He played  running back, wide receiver and defensive end for the Eagles during his career.
Coaching career Edit
University of Pittsburgh Edit
Jones was hired by the
Pittsburgh Panthers as an assistant football coach under Johnny Majors on January 21, 1973. In 1975, Jones coached future  College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett.
Franke, Russ (October 21, 1975). "Piit's Jones: Easy Rider". : p. 21 Pittsburgh Press . http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=X3AjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LVYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6258,2481739 . Retrieved 2010-03-21.
"Halfback Jones Signs With Eagles". . Reading Eagle ( Associated Press Philadelphia): p. 18. July 7, 1967 . http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KBwrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=VqAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3797,3213983 . Retrieved 2010-03-21. "The Philadelphia Eagles have signed their No. 1 draft choice, Arkanrunning back Harry Jones, according to Coach Joe Kuharich."
"Csonka And Kiick Practice–But Don't Sign". : p. 3-G. August 3, 1971 St. Petersburg Times . http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=uvENAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3XUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7111,2637024 . Retrieved 2010-03-21.
"Jim Nance". : p. 58. August 10, 1972 Reading Eagle . http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=tgcrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=dJgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1778,5894135 . Retrieved 2010-03-21. "Three Eagles placed on waivers Tuesday were identified as Harry Jones, tight end; Hank Autry, center, and Benson Rhoads, defensive back. Jones was the No. 1 draft pick in 1967, an All-American halfback at Arkansas. Crippling injuries, including his left knee, kept Jones from making it big as a pro. This year he was switched to defensive end." ↑
"Pittsburgh Hires New Grid Coach". Victoria Advocate. ( Associated Press Pittsburgh). January 22, 1973 . http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3lsdAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CVoEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3089,3040046 . Retrieved 2010-03-21.