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Deacon Jones (I) (1938–2013)

Defensive left end for the L.A. Rams. Member of the "Fearsome Foursome" [Jones, Lamar Lundy, Merlin Olsen and Roosevelt Grier]. Specialized in 'sacking' the quarterback. Has been given credit for originating that term. Inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Has guest-starred on several TV series during the 1970s. See full bio »

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Known For

Black Gunn
Black Gunn Himself
(1972)
Heaven Can Wait
(1978)
The Norseman
The Norseman Thrall
(1978)
Unitas
Unitas Himself
(1999)

Filmography

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 1999 Good vs Evil (TV Series)
Corps Narrator / Himself
- Orange Volvo (1999) ... Corps Narrator / Himself
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Football Player
- Win One for the Gipper??? (1983) ... Football Player
 1978 The Norseman
Thrall
 1972 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Deacon Jones
- Felix's First Commerical (1972) ... Deacon Jones
 1971 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Deacon Jones
- The Drummer Boy (1971) ... Deacon Jones (as David 'Deacon' Jones)
 1969 Bewitched (TV Series)
Guard
- Sam and the Beanstalk (1969) ... Guard (as David 'Deacon' Jones)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Print ads, with other NFL stars, for Haggar Mens wear (1982). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

David 'Deacon' Jones

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Personal Quote:

The head slap was not my invention, but Rembrandt, of course, did not invent painting. The quickness of my hands and the length of my arms, it was perfect for me. It was the greatest thing I ever did, and when I left the game, they outlawed it. See more »

Trivia:

Inducted into the Southwestern Athletic Conference in 1994. See more »

Nickname:

Secretary of Defense

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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