Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Stan Jones

Stan Jones

Details

  • Position: Tackle
  • School: Maryland
  • High School: Lemoyne, PA (Leymoyne HS)
  • Years: 1951-1953
  • Inducted: 2000
  • Place of Birth: Altoona, PA
  • Date of Birth: Nov 24, 1931
  • Place of Death: Broomfield, CO
  • Date of Death: May 21, 2010
  • Jersey Number: 77
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 235

Member Biography

Stan Jones played offensive and defensive tackle for Maryland and was unanimous All-America in 1953. Maryland posted a 10-0 record in 1951 and was ranked third in the nation. The Terps were 7-2 in 1952 and ranked 13th. In 1953 they were 10-1 and national champions. It was a time when final rankings were for the regular season and bowl games did not count. Jones, playing under coach Jim Tatum, was at Maryland when it was a big winner in different leagues. The Terps were co-champions with Virginia Military Institute in 1951 in the Southern Conference. In 1953 they played in the Atlantic Coast Conference and were co-champs with Duke. On the regular season of 1951 Maryland outscored its opponents 353-62. In 1953 the margin was 298-31. In 1953 the school gave Jones the Anthony Nardo Award as the team's best lineman. Honors were heaped on Jones after his playing days ended. In 1977 he made the Atlantic Coast Conference 25-year team. A native of Lemoyne, PA, he was named to the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Then he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His pro playing days covered 13 years (1954-66) with the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins. He served as assistant coach with Denver and Buffalo from 1967-77.