Deacon Jones Boulevard

Deacon Jones played at Eatonville's Hungerford High School prior to integration of Orlando city schools. He was a member of the renowned Los Angeles Rams' Fearsome Foursome, with Merlin Olsen, Rosey Grier and Lamar Lundy, on his way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. An obscure 14th-round draft in pick in 1961, Jones came out of Mississippi Valley State (then called Mississippi Vocational College) to the NFL, and would later be tagged the "Secretary of Defense." He also is credited with inventing the term "sack." He died in 2003. Read more.
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