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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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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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Other Works:

Print advertisement for Cycolac plastic (1969) 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:

You take all the offensive linemen [in football] and put them in a burlap bag, and then you take a baseball bat and beat on the bag. You're sacking them, you're bagging them. And that's what you're doing with a quarterback. See more »

Trivia:

After retiring from football, he was radio broadcaster for the Los Angeles Rams on radio, did TV roles and commercials and created the Deacon Jones Foundation in Anaheim Hills, which provides expenses for poor students in college in exchange their commitment to do volunteer work back in their own communities. See more »

Nickname:

Secretary of Defense

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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