This L.A. kid remembers Deacon Jones

“Just like Ray Charles was born to sing the Blues, I was born to rush the quarterback.”

-Deacon Jones

Deacon Jones coined the term "Sack" to describe taking down a quarterback. courtesy:AP
Deacon Jones coined the term “Sack” to describe taking down a quarterback.
courtesy:AP

Deacon Jones, the anchor of the famed Los Angeles Rams defensive line known as the Fearsome Foursome, died this past Tuesday of natural causes at the age of 74.

I don’t remember seeing Deacon Jones play for the Los Angeles Rams. I’m not old enough. He was traded to the San Diego Chargers prior to the 1972 season.

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