Sunday, July 3, 2016

1977 Profile: Doug Jones

Strong Safety
No. 24
San Fernando Valley State
"Jones made a strong comeback last year after missing the entire 1975 season with a knee injury. He started all 14 games at strong safety and finished with three interceptions for five yards. Jones was the fifth leading tackler on the team with 44 solos and 31 assists for 75 tackles. He was also credited with a sack, a fumble recovery and eight passes defensed.
A knee injury in a preseason game against Atlanta in Tampa knocked him out of the 1975 season. Doug was acquired by Buffalo in a preseason trade with Kansas City. He played behind Jim Kearney as a backup safety with the Chiefs, playing in 14 games with Kansas City in 1974, mostly on special teams. He had one interception for 13 yards with the Chiefs.
Jones was a two-year starter at San Fernando Valley State at both cornerback and safety and played two years at San Diego City College. He was a championship hurdler in college. Doug remains interested in track and worked as an assistant track coach in California."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-TV-Radio Yearbook

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