Tony Jones (offensive tackle)

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Tony Jones
No. 66, 77
Position: Tackle
Personal information
Born:(1966-05-24)May 24, 1966
Royston, Georgia
Died:January 22, 2021(2021-01-22) (aged 54)
Suwanee, Georgia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:291 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school: Carnesville (GA) Franklin Co.
College: Western Carolina
Undrafted: 1988
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games Played:184
Games Started:174
Player stats at NFL.com  ·  PFR

Anthony Edward Jones (May 24, 1966 – January 22, 2021) was an American professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League from 1988 to 2000. He started Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII with the Denver Broncos. He was inducted into the Franklin County Sports Hall of Fame as a charter member on July 17, 1998.

His cousin DeMario Mayfield is a professional basketball player. [1]

Jones died on January 22, 2021, at the age of 54. [2]

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References

  1. Harris, Paul (January 22, 2015). "Mayfield uses experience, talent to lead Rams to record start". San Angelo Standard-Times . Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  2. DiLalla, Aric (January 22, 2021). "Two-time Super Bowl champion Tony Jones passes away". Denver Broncos. Retrieved January 22, 2021.