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Clinton Jones (American football)

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Place of birth  Cleveland, Ohio
Role  American football player
Nominations  Heisman Trophy
Name  Clinton Jones
Position  Running back
1967–1972  Minnesota Vikings
College  Michigan State
Career end  1973

Clinton Jones (American football) Former MSU football player Clinton Jones discusses his

Date of birth  (1945-05-24) May 24, 1945 (age 70)
NFL draft  1967 / Round: 1 / Pick 2

Education  Michigan State University

Clinton Jones (born 24 May 1945) is a former professional American football player in the United States from 1967 until 1973.


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College career

Clinton Jones (American football) Former MSU football player Clinton Jones discusses his

After his graduation from Cathedral Latin School in Cleveland, Ohio, Jones spent his college years at Michigan State University. He finished sixth in voting for the 1966 Heisman Award, the Michigan State Spartans second year in a row as national champions.

College Statistics

  • 1964: 72 carries for 350 yards and one touchdown. 1 catch for 15 yards and one touchdown.
  • 1965: 185 carries for 900 yards and 10 TD. 27 catches for 314 yards and 2 TD.
  • 1966: 159 carries for 784 yards and 6 TD. 6 catches for 85 yards.
  • NFL career

    Jones was originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1967 NFL Draft. The pick used to draft Jones was one received by the Vikings from the New York Giants in exchange for the quarterback Fran Tarkenton.

    Jones spent six seasons, 1967 to 1972, with Minnesota before moving on to the San Diego Chargers for one last season in 1973.

    Clint Jones is a member of The Pigskin Club Of Washington, D.C. and National Intercollegiate All-American Football Players Honor Roll.

    On January 9, 2015 Jones was named to the College Football Hall Of Fame.

    His professional career highs were:

  • 675 yards 1971
  • 180 carries 1971
  • 9 touchdowns 1970
  • References

    Clinton Jones (American football) Wikipedia