Remembering NFL player David ‘Deacon’ Jones

June 4, 2013

David "Deacon" Jones brought an entirely

new level of fame to his position by authoring the "sack" term used by

all who tackle quarterbacks behind the line of scrimmage, and perfecting

the head-slap technique that was so devastating, the NFL eventually

outlawed it. Always outspoken, Jones lived a boisterous and happy life

throughout his 74 years, but he has passed away of natural causes at his

Southern California home.
Doug Farrar