Nov. 25, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: A St. Louis Rams helmet sits on the field against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL announces “Deacon Jones Award”


The Deacon Jones award will be presented with the rest of the Super Bowl awards. It will be presented during Deacon Jones’ memorial this time around and will be given to the leagues sack leader.

Jones was a monster one defense and helped coin the term sack. I think it is a brilliant idea by Roger Goodell to keep Deacon’s legend alive.

According to NFL historian John Turney, Jones recorded at least 20 sacks in four separate seasons with the Los Angeles Rams.

Deacon’s name will now live on forever. He will always be synonymous with the sack and legends will be told of his brilliance.

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