Stan Jones was born in Altoona Pennsylvania and attended Lemoyne High School where he played football. He attended the University of Maryland where played tackle. He was a 5th round draft choice of the Bears in 1953. He played 12 seasons for the Bears at both tackle and guard. His final season was close to home on the Washington Redskins in 1966.
Jones played on the 1963 Bears Championship Team. We was a 3-time All Pro and was invited to 7 Pro Bowls. He played on the offensive line for most of his career, but switched to defensive tackle in 1963 and his later seasons when needed there. The 1963 Bears defense was one of the best in NFL history. Jones trained well for each season and was one of the early pros who used weight training. Not surprising, he was also exceptionally durable. Jones was extremely strong, 6-foot-1 and 252 pounds. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 1991. Jones was one of the unsung heroes of the Bears in his era. He was named to the Top 100 Chicago Bears of All Time.
New Sporting Chance Press Football Book for Youth:
PAPA BEAR AND THE CHICAGO BEARS’ WINNING WAYS reviews the exciting story of George Halas and his dynamic role in professional football for those in middle school and older. Author: Patrick McCaskey.
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