DE Deacon Jones was feared across the line of scrimmage during his playing days.
DE Deacon Jones was so productive and respected that he coined the term “sack.” He played from 1961-1974 with the St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins, and San Diego Chargers. Undoubtedly, St. Louis was home to his peak production.
Jones was pronounced dead on Tuesday. He was 74 years old; living from 1938-2013. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame back in 1980.