Clint Jones
No. 26
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1945-05-24) May 24, 1945 (age 77)
Cleveland, Ohio
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Cathedral Latin (OH)
College:Michigan State
NFL Draft:1967 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:2,178
Rushing touchdowns:20
Receiving yards:431
Player stats at · PFR

Clinton Jones (born 24 May 1945)[1] is a former professional American football player in the United States from 1967 until 1973.

College career

After his graduation from Cathedral Latin School in Cleveland, Ohio, Jones spent his college years at Michigan State University. He finished sixth in voting for the 1966 Heisman Award, the Michigan State Spartans second year in a row as national champions. He is featured in the documentary Through the Banks of the Red Cedar, written and directed by Gene Washington's daughter, Maya Washington.

College statistics

NFL career

Jones was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1967 NFL Draft. The pick used to draft Jones was one received by the Vikings from the New York Giants in exchange for the quarterback Fran Tarkenton.

Jones spent six seasons, 1967 to 1972, with Minnesota before moving on to the San Diego Chargers for one last season in 1973.

Clint Jones is a member of The Pigskin Club Of Washington, D.C. and National Intercollegiate All-American Football Players Honor Roll.

On January 9, 2015 Jones was named to the College Football Hall Of Fame.[3]

His professional career highs were:


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-11-02. Retrieved 2006-03-08.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Clinton Jones College Stats".
  3. ^ "Clinton Jones Elected to College Football Hall of Fame - Michigan State Official Athletic Site". Archived from the original on 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2015-01-16.