PHOTOS: Taking a look back at Deacon Jones' dominance
Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones was a scary man to play against. As these pictures prove.
As the days pass, it seems clearer that former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney could be the No. 1 overall pick in next month's NFL draft.
With that possibility, it's entirely appropriate to remember the former Rams/Chargers/Redskins defensive end, the man who invented the sack, one of the scariest defenders ever to play in the NFL: Deacon Jones.
Jones, who died in June 2013 at the age of 74, was nicknamed "The Secretary of Defense" after making eight Pro Bowls and earning five All-Pro honors while spending most of his 14-year career with the L.A. Rams. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980, and his legacy lives into today: he reportedly was the first to use the head slap in order to get a jump on the opposing offensive linemen.
Here is some of his finest work:
And because why the hell not, here's Deacon Jones on the Brady Bunch. Who teaches all of us a good lesson.
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