|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
|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.
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.
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: