J. J. Jones
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Personal information
Born:(1952-04-16)April 16, 1952
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Died:July 9, 2009(2009-07-09) (aged 57)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Passing yards:181
QB Rating:9.6
Player stats at NFL.com

John Eddie "J. J." Jones (April 16, 1952 – July 9, 2009) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 1975, the team's first African-American quarterback.[1] He also played with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL from 1976-77.[2] He played college football at Fisk.

He had three children.

Jones died in a house fire in 2009.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ "The first black starting quarterback for each NFL team – and how long he lasted". Andscape. 2017-11-30. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  2. ^ Just sports stats
  3. ^ J.J. Jones Dies In House Fire
  4. ^ Ex-NFL quarterback among 2 killed in suspicious fire