Tar Heel Times
Your comprehensive source for Tar Heel sports news
Mobile Site | Contact | RSS | Search

Deacon Jones of famed Fearsome Foursome dead at 74

David "Deacon" Jones, the original sackmaster, has died. The Hall of Fame defensive end credited with terming the word sack for how he knocked down quarterbacks, was 74. The Washington Redskins said that Jones died of natural causes at his home in Southern California on Monday night. "Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history. Off the field, he was a true giant," said Redskins general manager Bruce Allen, whose father, George, coached Jones with the Los Angeles Rams. (WRAL Sports Fan)


Recent ACC & NCAA News Articles:

FCC votes to end sports blackout rule over NFL's objection

Brady Hoke passes buck on Shane Morris injury as Michigan continues freefall

Jimbo Fisher upset by Dave Doeren accusations

Report: SMU 'intrigued' by Mack Brown

ACC football weekend rewind: Louisville survives without starting QB


© 2005-2014 Tar Heel Times | Contact | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Did UNC Win?

Tar Heel Times is an unofficial resource for UNC fans and is not affiliated with the University of North Carolina.