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Deacon Jones, a man who helped define what it means to be a great defensive player in the NFL, passed away on Monday at the age of 74.His death was announced by the Washington Redskins through their general manager, Bruce Allen, whose father, George Allen, coached Jones with the Rams and Washington Redskins.He had been treated for lung cancer and heart problems, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in September 2009. Jones told the newspaper then that he had undergone lung surgery and had a pacemaker installed the previous May. (via NY Times)Jones’ accomplishments on the field, as part of the Rams’ “Fearsome Foursome” or by himself, are unbelievable. Seriously, look at this:Rated #15 NFL Player of all-time by NFL.com 8× Pro Bowl selection (1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972) 5× First-team All-Pro selection (1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969) 3× Second-team All-Pro selection (1964, 1970, 1972) NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team NFL 1960s All-Decade Team 2× NFL Defensive Playe...
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