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    Deacon Jones Honored Forever

    Roger Goodell announced that starting this year the NFL will present the Deacon Jones Award to the player who registers the most sacks in the NFL during the season. A great honor and a wonderful way to forever memorialize the greatest defensive end ever.


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    Re: Deacon Jones Honored Forever

    Great move by the NFL to honor the greatest pass rusher of all-time, and the man who coined the term, "sack". Here's to seeing a Ram get the first Deacon Jones Award in 2013!

    Deacon Jones Award will honor future NFL sack leaders

    By Chris Wesseling
    Around the League Writer
    Published: June 22, 2013 at 04:19 p.m.

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently called the late Deacon Jones an "icon among icons" as a charismatic keeper of the NFL flame.

    Now Goodell has come up with a permanent way to honor Jones, who is credited with coining the term quarterback "sack."

    A person informed of the league's plans tells NFL.com's Ian Rapoport that the NFL's leader in sacks will receive the Deacon Jones Award beginning in 2013. The award will be among those featured in the nationally televised "NFL Honors" award show the night before the Super Bowl.

    The new award recognizing the NFL's top pass rusher will be announced at Deacon Jones' memorial service in Los Angeles on Saturday, where a letter from Goodell is expected to be read to Deacon's wife, Elizabeth.

    It's a fitting tribute to a legend once described as the inspirational leader of all Hall of Famers.

    According to NFL historian John Turney, Jones recorded at least 20 sacks in four separate seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. Buffalo Bills legend Bruce Smith might be the NFL's all-time sack leader, but Jones will always be the godfather of edge rushers.

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    Re: Deacon Jones Honored Forever

    This is so awesome! I think it will spread the legend of Deacon to fans of other teams and the younger generation who may not be aware of the origin of "the sack".
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    Awesome, hope Quinn or Long get their chance at it.
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    Re: Deacon Jones Honored Forever

    Quote Originally Posted by Fliptalianstallion View Post
    Awesome, hope Quinn or Long get their chance at it.
    Wouldn't that be great! What an incentive for Ram DEs, the 1st year DJ Award.

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    A most deserving honor, THE DEACON JONES AWARD. Yes indeed.


    Below, a sample of memorable Ram moments brought to you by Deacon:
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    Re: Deacon Jones Honored Forever

    stinks they didn't make the award until his death....

    but hopefully a ram will claim the first

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    Re: Deacon Jones Honored Forever

    Hopefully the Rams continue the Deacon Jones honors with a jersey patch or helmet decal this year. It will be disappointing if they don't.

    Breaking out the Jones era white and blue would be an awesome statement as well.
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    Re: Deacon Jones Honored Forever

    Quote Originally Posted by R8rh8rmike View Post
    Hopefully the Rams continue the Deacon Jones honors with a jersey patch or helmet decal this year. It will be disappointing if they don't.

    Breaking out the Jones era white and blue would be an awesome statement as well.

    Totally agree.

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    Re: Deacon Jones Honored Forever

    He was called 'The Sack Artist'. To opposing offenses, Deacon's mere presence meant pressure.

    A thing of beauty.




    The new Deacon Jones Award -- what a tribute to the man and an honor to the recipient.
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    Re: Deacon Jones Honored Forever

    The new Annual Deacon Jones Award,
    a tribute to the man, an honor to the recipient.


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