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One part of the Los Angeles Rams’ Fearsome Foursome, the man who invented the term ’sack’, who was inducted into theNFL HOF in 1980, and had a rule named after him, has died of natural causes at his home in California. The Deacon Jones Rule, which didn’t go into effect until 1977, four years after the namesake retired, prevented defensive lineman from head-slapping their opponent, a concussive maneuver that got the jump on offensive lineman, with a bang. Jones considered the head-slap his biggest influence on the game. HOF Baltimore Colts lineman Ron Mix once said, ”You haven’t lived until you’ve had your bell rung by Deacon a few times.”
David Jones, who was drafted in the 14th round by the Los Angeles Rams in 1961, changed his name to Deacon ”because nobody would ever remember a player named David Jones.”Jones is credited for first using the term ’sack’. The stats of grounding the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage were not officially recorded until
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David “Deacon” Jones, the original sackmaster, has died.
The Hall of Fame defensive end, who was credited with terming the word “sack” for how he knocked down quarterbacks, was 74. The Washington Redskins said that Jones died of natural causes at his home in Southern California on Monday night.
“Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history. Off the field...
(AP) -- David "Deacon" Jones, the original sackmaster, has died.
The Hall of Fame defensive end credited with terming the word "sack" for how he knocked down quarterbacks, was 74. The Washington Redskins said Jones died of natural causes at his home in Southern California on Monday night.
"Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history. Off...