Giants quarterback YA Tittle drops back to pass behind his offense in 1961. #29 is Alex Webster, #35, Bob Gaiters, #53, Greg Larson (#53), center Ray Wietecha, #55 & the on-coming Ram is rookie Deacon Jones (#75).
YA Tittle drops back to pass | 1961 New York Giants Offense
The Packers Bart Starr gets some heat from Rams Hall of Famers Deacon Jones and Merlin Olsen. Packer #75 is Forrest Gregg.
Deacon Jones & Merlin Olsen rush Bart Starr & Forrest Gregg
Rams Hall of Famer Deacon Jones wraps up Packers quarterback Zeke Bratkowski. Jones has unofficially been credited with 173½ sacks during his career, which would, again unofficially, put him #3 on the All-Time NFL Sack Leaders List.
Deacon Jones sacks Zeke Bratkowski
Unofficially credited with 173½ sacks in his 14-year NFL career. And again unofficially, had over 21 sacks in 3 different seasons - and those were 14-game seasons.
David Deacon Jones, LA Rams
This pass play doesn't look like it's going anywhere as Rams Hall of Fame defensive lineman Deacon Jones (#75) leads the charge against Lions quarterback Milt Plum (#16). Fullback Tom Nowatzke (#35) can do little more than hope for the best.
Deacon Jones stops pass attempt of Lions Milt Plum
49ers quarterback John Brodie (#12) is wrapped up by rookie Carver Shannon (#47) and Deacon Jones (#75) of the Rams in 1962.
John Brodie sacked by Deacon Jones and Carver Shannon
A drawing of the great Ram defensive lineman Deacon Jones taken from the sports publication Pro Football Almanac in 1965.
Drawing of Deacon Jones in the 1965 Edition of Pro Football Almanac
Colts field general Johnny Unitas launches a pass while under pressure from that outstanding Rams defense of the late 1960s. How many of these players can you name?
Johnny Unitas of the Colts passes against Deacon Jones, Maxie Baughan and Roger Brown of the Rams
Rams-Giants 1966. Deacon Jones (#75) and Lamar Lundy (#85) gang-up on Giants runner Ernie Koy (#23). The Rams defense racked up 7 sacks in a 55-14 blowout this game.
Deacon Jones and Lamar Lundy bring down the Giants Ernie Koy
With half of the Rams Fearsome Foursome (Merlin Olsen (#74) & Deacon Jones (#75)) descending upon him Johnny Unitas has no where else to go but down to the turf.
Merlin Olsen & Deacon Jones take down Johnny Unitas
Rams defenders Jack Pardee (#32) & Deacon Jones (#75) pour through as reserve linebacker Tony Guillory (#88) blocks a Donny Anderson (#44) punt in week 13 of the 1967 NFL season.
The block helped set-up a 5-yard Roman Gabriel-to-Bernie Casey go-ahead touchdown as the Rams downed the Pack 27-24. The win kept a 7-game winning streak alive that would turn into a 1967 Coastal Division Title for Los Angeles.
Tony Guillory blocks a Donny Anderson Punt, 1967 Rams & Packers
Everyone should have a Deacon Jones Comb!
The Deacon Jones Comb
Two of the most dominating defensive players of their time. Deacon Jones (#75) and Merlin Olsen (#75). They accounted for 16 seasons, 359 games 22 Pro Bowls, 10 1st Team All Pro selections and 250 sacks between with the Los Angeles Rams.
Deacon Jones with Merlin Olsen on the Rams Sideline
The Hall of Fame tackle spent the final 3 years of his 10-year NFL career as a Raider, making the Pro Bowl in 1971. Here he is pitted against fellow Hall of Famer Deacon Jones as a Charger.
Bob Brown Raiders Offensive Tackle from 1971 to 1973
Rams Hall of Fame Defenders from the mid-1960s, Deacon Jones and Rosey Grier combine to stop Colts runner Tony Lorick.
Deacon Jones with Rosey Grier Tackle Tony Lorick
Unofficially, he is credited with 173.5 sacks. That would rank him #3 among All-Time defensive players.
Los Angeles Rams Defensive Hall of Famer Deacon Jones
1971 action - going up against Bob Brown, the Pro Bowl tackle of the Raiders.
Deacon Jones against the Raiders Bob Brown in 1971
The Hall of Fame quarterback is brought down by Rams legend Deacon Jones as Rosey Grier comes in to support.
Johnny Unitas Sacked by Deacon Jones and Rosey Grier in 1966
Los Angeles Rams Pass Rushing Legend Deacon Jones and his 1970 year series Topps Trading Card
1970 Deacon Jones Topps Trading Card
The great pass rusher of the Los Angeles Rams Deacon Jones gets to Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame Quarterback Johnny Unitas.
Colts Johnny Unitas is Sacked by Deacon Jones
The Rams defense closes in on Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas
Hall of Fame Rams Defender Deacon Jones
Jones played 2 of his last 3 years in the league in San Diego. Even then he showed he still had what it took to terrorize opposing quarterbacks, as Dallas Cowboy Craig Morton finds out.
Hall of Famer Deacon Jones
Deacon Jones LA Rams 1961-1974
Deacon Jones LA Rams 1961-1973
Hall of Fame Defensive player Deacon Jones played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1961 to 1971.
Deacon Jones NFL Defensive Lineman
Two of the better known members of the "Fearsome Foursome" Deacon Jones and Merlin Olsen put the heat on Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Bob Berry.
Bob Berry under pressure of Deacon Jones